Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don't believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don't know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out - tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

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“(Video) Forklift Safety Tips”

forklift safety tips

Forklifts are a heavy piece of industrial equipment that are operated by a forklift certified driver. Because forklifts are often operated in areas that have other pedestrians and obstacles, they can pose a dangerous safety hazard to the driver and others around. Especially because they're a few thousand pounds and have a certain science behind … Continue reading “(Video) Forklift Safety Tips”

“Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNyTU4HOQY Click Here For PDF Handout - Hardhats or Falling Object Protection? - by Marko Kaar  An individual was working on a slurry wall panel installation. The crew had just finished hoisting a re-bar panel to vertical, when a 10" cut-off piece of #12 re-bar fell 90 feet from the top of the panel, and … Continue reading “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety

“Recent Crane Accidents Renew Need For Crane Safety Training” #CraneSafety

Derrick, Hoist, and Crane Safety Manufacturers, shipyard workers, and construction workers depend on industrial lifting devices to move large, heavy objects. While lifting devices like derricks, hoists, and cranes improve productivity and make work easier, they require special attention when it comes to safety. Types of Crane Hazards No matter the industry, employees using or … Continue reading “Recent Crane Accidents Renew Need For Crane Safety Training” #CraneSafety

“100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In “English & Spanish” #Safety

The topics are intended for use of on-the-job safety training and meetings to educate employees of potential hazards and work-related injuries and illnesses. A record of all safety meetings should be kept on file for the duration of each attendee’s employment and should include: date, topic, attendees, recommendations, and additional comments. The use of these … Continue reading “100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In “English & Spanish” #Safety

“Number Of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Declines Under Trump” #OSHA

The number of federal workplace safety inspectors has fallen under the Trump administration, according to new data obtained by NBC News, raising questions about the government's efforts to protect workers and the long-term impact of the White House's move to slow hiring. In the months after President Donald Trump took office, the Occupational Safety and … Continue reading “Number Of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Declines Under Trump” #OSHA

“DOL Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts for OSHA Violations” #OSHA #Safety

On Jan. 2, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Federal Register notice announcing an increase in the maximum penalty amounts for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards and regulations. Under the new penalty structure, the maximum penalty allowed for “serious” and “other-than-serious” violations is $12,934. In addition, the maximum penalty allowed for “failure-to-abate” violations is … Continue reading “DOL Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts for OSHA Violations” #OSHA #Safety

“Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork

I can see this idea and certification requirement law being adopted by other cities and states in the US in the near future. "Once the harm has been done, even a fool understands it." Boston's Deputy Fire Chief Jack Dempsey quotes Homer, to sum up, the need that drove the implementation of Boston's Hot Work … Continue reading “Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork

“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons” #WorkplaceViolence

  What can the connection between legendary alternative rock band R.E.M. and veteran reporter Dan Rather tell us about workplace safety? Most probably didn’t even realize these two popular culture figures had anything in common, or would ever guess it relates to safety. Yet, a 1986 attack on Rather, while he was walking alone to … Continue reading “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons” #WorkplaceViolence

“10 GIFs That Accurately Sum Up What a Lack Of Safety Looks Like”

Wonder what it looks like when you fail to carry through with proper safety measures? These 10 GIF's accurately sum it up. 1. Lack of Fall Protection 2. The riskiness of not wearing EYE Protection 3. Your Safety Manager When You Goof Around 4. When you don't know what to do during a fire. 5. When your coworker tries … Continue reading “10 GIFs That Accurately Sum Up What a Lack Of Safety Looks Like”

“OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

Fatal workplace injuries showed a dramatic uptick in 2016, rising by 7 percent over the number of workplace fatalities tallied in 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.  More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, … Continue reading “OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

“Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series” #OSHA #Webinar

The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books. We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit. Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies. Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

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The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books.  We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit.  Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies.  Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

Conn Maciel Carey’s complimentary 2018 OSHA Webinar Series, presented by the firm’s national OSHA Practice Group, is designed to give employers insight into changes and developments at OSHA during this period of flux.

To register for an individual webinar, click the link below the program description.  

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