“Say Goodbye To LOTO: Bring Productivity Back To Safety”

If deployed correctly, an OSHA exception for Alternative Protective Measures can free your machines from the lockout/tagout productivity killer. Author(s): Travis Hessman - November 13, 2015 Safety doesn't have to come at the expense of productivity." If one were to boil down the Safety Technology track at EHS Today's Safety Leadership Conference into one sentence, … Continue reading “Say Goodbye To LOTO: Bring Productivity Back To Safety”

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OSHA Gives Stakeholders Another Month to Comment on Electronic-Reporting Rule

“The extension ensures that stakeholders will have a full 120 days to submit comments, which OSHA believes is adequate for this limited rulemaking,” OSHA says. OSHA has pushed back the deadline for commenting on its proposed electronic-reporting rule to March 8, in response to a request from the National Association of Home Builders. When OSHA … Continue reading OSHA Gives Stakeholders Another Month to Comment on Electronic-Reporting Rule

Whistleblower Complaints: Avoiding Discrimination Charges Through Documentation

Video from Digital 2000 The best way to convince OSHA that an employee was fired with cause, rather than for being a whistleblower, is to maintain a comprehensive system of documentation. May 7, 2013 Arthur G. Sapper and William Friedman, EHS Today You are the safety director of a medium-size company. The superintendent of the … Continue reading Whistleblower Complaints: Avoiding Discrimination Charges Through Documentation

Confined Spaces: Myths, Magic, Urban Legends and the Facts

From labeling to atmospheric hazards to training, compliance with OSHA's confined space standard has proven to be a breeding ground for misunderstanding. John Rekus - EHS Today Much of the "popular" information circulating about confined spaces is simply wrong. Confined spaces don't have to be labeled. Oxygen levels of 19.5 percent aren't necessarily "safe" for … Continue reading Confined Spaces: Myths, Magic, Urban Legends and the Facts

How to Energize Your Safety Inspection Process

Are your safety inspections becoming routine? If something is lacking in your safety inspection process, maybe one of these suggestions from Milliken & Co., a two-time America's Safest Company, can help energize employees and improve the process. Nov. 14, 2012 Mike Powell Common practice for safety inspections entails review of a lengthy list of compliance-slanted … Continue reading How to Energize Your Safety Inspection Process