“What is Your Company’s EMR? – Experience Modification Rate?” #WorkersCompensation

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

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“AA Batteries Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska” & How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home” #FireSafety

AA Batteries Rolling Around In Camera Case Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska "How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home" HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -- Some of us may have that kitchen junk drawer that has loose batteries, tools, and other items in it, but these drawers might be a fire waiting to happen. If … Continue reading “AA Batteries Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska” & How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home” #FireSafety

“Miller Fall Protection Safety Webinar” & “Fall Clearance Calculator App”

Miller Fall Protection Webinar When working at height, it is important to know your fall clearance and swing fall, whether using a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline. Calculating your fall clearance and swing fall is critical to your safety. The Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App gives workers who work at heights, the ability to quickly … Continue reading “Miller Fall Protection Safety Webinar” & “Fall Clearance Calculator App”

“New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

Of all public sector and private US businesses, roughly 3.7 million workers are injured per year. Businesses spend $170 billion per year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses (according to OSHA) – and these findings provide critical insight on how the numbers add up. The nature of employee injuries in the modern workplace … Continue reading “New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

“Effective Safety Interactions” – Behavioral Minute – Aubrey Daniels International

While frequent, short discussions between managers or supervisors and frontline employees is an important key to safety, it’s how these conversations are handled that will determine their effectiveness. In this Behavioral Minute, Cloyd Hyten addresses this challenge and offers three tips for how to make these interactions most effective. For more information related to this … Continue reading “Effective Safety Interactions” – Behavioral Minute – Aubrey Daniels International

“OSHA Quietly Changes The Group Of Small Businesses Exempt From Inspection – Epstein, Becker, Green”

By: Valerie Butera In a recently updated directive to Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, the categories of small businesses exempt from programmed health and safety inspections changed. This exemption applies to workplaces with 10 or fewer workers who perform work in industries OSHA deems … Continue reading “OSHA Quietly Changes The Group Of Small Businesses Exempt From Inspection – Epstein, Becker, Green”

“Effective Safety Interactions” – Behavioral Minute – Aubrey Daniels International

While frequent, short discussions between managers or supervisors and frontline employees is an important key to safety, it’s how these conversations are handled that will determine their effectiveness. In this Behavioral Minute, Cloyd Hyten addresses this challenge and offers three tips for how to make these interactions most effective. For more information related to this … Continue reading “Effective Safety Interactions” – Behavioral Minute – Aubrey Daniels International

“Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App & Fall Arrest PPE Safety Webinar”

Miller Fall Protection Webinar When working at height, it is important to know your fall clearance and swing fall, whether using a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline. Calculating your fall clearance and swing fall is critical to your safety. The Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App gives workers at height the ability to quickly calculate the … Continue reading “Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App & Fall Arrest PPE Safety Webinar”

EHS Managers – “Champions of Compliance” [Infographic]

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continue to crack down on non-compliance, EHS managers are faced with increasing challenges. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in major fines and have long-lasting effects on businesses. By staying up to date on regulatory changes and requirements, companies … Continue reading EHS Managers – “Champions of Compliance” [Infographic]

“More Proof That Battery Storage in Junk Drawers Leads to Home Fires”

  SALT LAKE CITY — Who would have thought that those batteries rolling around in your kitchen junk drawer might burn your house down? It happened to a Colorado family, and that wasn’t the first time. Few people routinely give batteries the respect they deserve. Batteries get tossed into junk drawers where they roll around … Continue reading “More Proof That Battery Storage in Junk Drawers Leads to Home Fires”

Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

“OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”

The OSHA SST-14 Program is intended to direct its enforcement resources to workplaces where the “highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.” The Directive calls for programmed inspection plans targeting high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers. The Program is based on data collected from the last year’s OSHA Data Initiative survey of … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”

Infographic: Job Hazard Analysis – “How Does It Work?”

Job hazard analysis (JHA) is step-by-step method of analyzing a job or task to uncover its potential and actual dangers. In a JHA, tasks are broken down into a series of basic steps. Each step is analyzed for hazards, and safe work practices are developed to reduce or eliminate these hazards. This infographic will guide … Continue reading Infographic: Job Hazard Analysis – “How Does It Work?”

Defining The Word “Safety” – Part 1 – James Roughton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPGslgCRFCA According to OSHA: You have the right to a safe workplace - En Español - Tiếng Việt Nam You have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to … Continue reading Defining The Word “Safety” – Part 1 – James Roughton

One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”

  "I had never stopped to consider the 9 Volt Battery Fire Hazard that exists in my battery drawer until I saw this video about a house fire that was caused by a battery. Any battery could cause a fire if a connection is made between the positive and negative terminals but because of the … Continue reading One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”