In addition to the dreaded cold and flu virus, there are other winter hazards out there – ready to wreck your home, travel or workplace plans. Keep these safety tips in mind during the winter months to keep yourself in tip-top shape. You want to be ready when warmer weather returns!Read More
In my last post we discussed that OSHA is paying much greater attention to injuries to the fingers and hands. The primary reason is that finger tip amputations, regardless of bone loss, must now be reported to OSHA within 24 hours. OSHA has been following up and citations are being written. In this post we will discuss prevention strategies … Continue reading Preventing Hand Injuries – Part 2Read More
Recently, there has been a shift among safety professionals away from OSHA compliance issues and toward creating effective safety management systems. Articles in safety journals and speaker presentations are focused on helping safety pros learn to align safety with the overall management system of an organization and methods for supporting a positive culture.Read More
OSHA GHS training could be more difficult this time around. It seems like under the new guidance OSHA Compliance Officers are going to be looking at the training provided, how learning was assured or measured, and then verifying the level of understanding by talking with workers. This could be problematic for those employers who follow the “plug and play” or “take the online course” and get back to work approach. Here are 8 tips to help you train your workers more effectively and keep OSHA from writing citiations for “failure to train”.Read More
The answer is really quite simple. The expectations of what can be accomplished with online training are out of alignment with reality. Oh, now that sounds brilliant! Let me explain. In the past, safety training was most often delivered in an instructor lead format, whereby the information was delivered by an informed person and in … Continue reading Why Does Some Online Training Fail?Read More
Many of the deadliest explosions in the past fifteen years have involved combustible dusts. To address this dangerous issue, in 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established a National Emphasis Program that included a field directive for the inspection of sites handling combustible dusts. OSHA recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to consider the option of writing a comprehensive standard on combustible dusts.
Many common solids can generate combustible dusts during cutting,Read More