DENVER - What you do for a living can make you more at risk for suicide. People who work in isolation or have unsteady employment like in the agriculture and forestry industries are at the greatest risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported there are 85 suicides per 100,000 workers in those … Continue reading How A Colorado Construction Company Is Saving Lives From Suicide
MAY 2, 2017 BY TRAVIS VANCE Dale Earnhardt, Jr. shocked the racing world last week when he abruptly announced his retirement from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season. “Dale Jr.,” is in the prime of his career and a 26-time race winner on NASCAR’s top circuit, including 2 Daytona 500 victories. Many drivers … Continue reading Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sudden Retirement: A Lesson on the Value of Workplace Safety @TVanceLawyer
What Is an EMR Rate? Experience Modification Rate (EMR) has a strong impact on your business. It is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR of your business, the lower your worker compensation insurance premiums will be. An EMR of … Continue reading “What is Your Company’s EMR? – Experience Modification Rate?” #WorkersCompensation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKibyQNQ4vo Published on Apr 3, 2017 http://www.kevburns.com/peoplework One of the most pursued issues by safety people is getting employees to commit to the safety program. On this episode, 3 ways to get a better commitment to safety. Employee commitment to safety is important. And as well-meaning as the efforts of your senior management may be … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 3 Ways to Get Commitment to Safety” @KevinBurnsBGi
Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015. Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in order to remain in compliance. Although the … Continue reading “Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”
Trenching and Excavation Safety Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal. A trench is defined as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and is no wider than … Continue reading “Excavation & Trenching Safety” #ConstructionSafety @StopThinkPrevnt
National Trench Safety announced its new NTS Mobile App for the Excavation Construction Industry. National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, officially announced the release of the NTS Mobile App designed specifically for … Continue reading “National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry”
From 2015 to 2017, OSHA fines increased almost 80%, making the cost of noncompliance too expensive for most organizations to ignore. This new infographic, created for the 2017 Safety Summit, aims to help safety pros, like you, strengthen compliance, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency.
Job hazard analysis is an essential component of a successful safety program. This BLR infographic details the 6 steps of a JHA so you can assess the hazards at your facility and implement corrective actions. "JHA Downloads" JHA Checklist: http://bit.ly/20crSNM OSHA JHA Powerpoint: http://bit.ly/1K1ebiT
A Accident Investigation (see Incident Investigation) Agricultural Operations Airline Industry Ammonia Refrigeration Anthrax Apparel and Footwear Industry Arsenic Asbestos Asphalt Fumes Autobody Repair and Refinishing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Avian Flu B Backovers (see Preventing Backovers) Basic Steel Products Battery Manufacturing Benzene Beryllium Biofuels Biological Agents Bioterrorism Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention Botulism Brownfields Business … Continue reading “Safety Topic Information For a Better Safety Committee at Your Workplace”
If you want to become an effective and respected safety leader, work on these personality traits. Back in 2009, when Google first launched their Project Oxygen employee survey, they were looking for a way to help their managers be better. They were also looking for ways that managers and supervisors could help engage employees better. What Google soon discovered … Continue reading “4 Character Traits Of Respected Safety Leaders”
Lessons for Employers from the Crimson Tide’s Championship Football Coach September has arrived. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for college football! Labor Day weekend offered several high-profile games for our viewing pleasure. Number-one ranked Alabama won one of those contests, with the Crimson Tide overwhelming Southern California by the score of 52-6. … Continue reading “How Would Nick Saban Handle An OSHA Inspection?”
The National Safety Council, Campbell Institute performed a survey and study called "Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators" The information for the report was obtained from EHS & Safety Managers from across the country. The report is an excellent compilation of the survey and the findings are intriguing. You can download a copy of … Continue reading “Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators”
One way to improve the effectiveness of your safety process is to change the way it is measured. Measurement is an important part of any management process and forms the basis for continuous improvement. Measuring safety performance is no different and effectively doing so will compound the success of your improvement efforts. Finding the perfect … Continue reading “Does Your Facility Have An Effective Safety Culture? Is Safety Truly A Priority?
The second draft meeting for NFPA 70E was held in Salt Lake City on July 18th through July 21st. There were 173 public comments acted on at the meeting. There are a few proposed changes to the standard that were acted upon that may garner the most attention. NOTE: The official position of the committee … Continue reading “NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “