“OSHA Update! “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important” #LOTO #HazardousEnergy

OSHA Lockout Tagout Update - November 2017 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue a request for information in April 2018 regarding potential updates to its lockout/tagout standard, a frequently cited violation that is increasingly deemed out of date. The lockout/tagout regulation was created to allow workers to safely service and maintain … Continue reading “OSHA Update! “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important” #LOTO #HazardousEnergy

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“PeopleWork: 3 Responsibilities for Employees in Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI #Safety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBIFml9KYY http://www.KevBurns.com If you're an employee, this episode is for you. If you're a supervisor or safety person, you may want to show this to your employees. There is a lot of talk of safety leadership, complacency, accountability and responsibility on the job these days. At the same time, there is less discussion about compliance … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 3 Responsibilities for Employees in Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI #Safety

“Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?”​ #FallProtection

Personal fall protection systems such as harnesses can be a lifesaver for those who continually or occasionally work at heights. However, if it isn't in good shape, you could be putting your life in a risky situation. It is important to inspect your fall protection gear prior to every use. Always follow the recommendations of … Continue reading “Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?”​ #FallProtection

“OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. See the memorandum. Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb … Continue reading “OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

“The Rise of the Safety Jihadist”

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Safety Jihadist

By Phil La Duke

I have written a lot about the danger of safety professionals so convinced in the rightness of their cause that they find any disagreement a threat. Their feelings for their profession have surpassed passion and have drifted solidly into fanaticism. They are safety jihadists, and like all jihadists they are dangerous; they cannot be reasoned with nor can they be swayed from their zealotry. The life a life of singularity of purpose and anyone who dares disagree with them are at risk. One of my readers commented that I rail against these safety extremists and yet here I am week after week the insulation that I too was a fanatic hanging in the air like the victim of a lynching pecked clean by crows, but I am no fanatic.

That having been said, I feel strongly that change is necessary, that safety as a function has…

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“CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls

The 2017 Stand-Down May Be Over, but the Campaign Is Year-Round! May 8-12, 2017 marked the 4th annual National Safety Stand-Down.  Did you participate?  If so, let us know by submitting your Success Story. You can also check out what others did by reading their Success Stories. While the Stand-Down is the key event in the Falls … Continue reading “CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls

“New OSHA Regulations On Concrete Silica Dust Exposure Rule” #Silica #Construction

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Labor will begin to enforce its reduction in the amount of silica that construction workers can be exposed to over an eight-hour day. The U.S Department of Labor will start enforcing its new concrete silica dust ruling for construction on September 23, 2017 (moved from June 23, 2017). … Continue reading “New OSHA Regulations On Concrete Silica Dust Exposure Rule” #Silica #Construction

“Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA

PDF Version METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose.  A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor. Best Practices Always conduct examinations of the workplace to identify loose ground or … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA

“Coal Mine Fatality – Reading Anthracite Company – New St. Nicholas Breaker – Pa.” #MSHA

PDF Version COAL MINE FATALITY - On July 25, 2017, a 28-year-old bulldozer operator with 1 year and 9 months of mining experience was fatally injured at a surface facility.  The victim was operating a bulldozer, pushing material off of a refuse bank before the accident occurred.  He was found lying in the bulldozer’s push path … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Reading Anthracite Company – New St. Nicholas Breaker – Pa.” #MSHA

“How Do You Make Safety Training More Fun?”

Do you make them more interesting by showing a funny safety video? A funny safety photo or two? Or a funny accident report like the one below? The Accident Report! I am writing in response to your request for “additional information.” In block number 30 of the accident report form, I put “poor planning” as … Continue reading “How Do You Make Safety Training More Fun?”

“7 Tips For An Effective Workplace Safety Committee” – Infographic”

Safety consultant Carl Potter once was told about a workplace in which an employee asked for his name to be deliberately drawn from a hat so he could be the new member of the organization’s safety committee. Although he felt otherwise, the worker planned to feign disgust at the selection when his name was revealed … Continue reading “7 Tips For An Effective Workplace Safety Committee” – Infographic”

“Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt

By: Marko Karr, CHST - "Stop, Think, Prevent" Program Author & Owner One is Too Many! I found myself thinking this today... In May of 2016, I proudly posted on LinkedIn how my company honored the National OSHA Stand Down Week for Fall Prevention. We are committed to reducing falls and improving the industry. The … Continue reading “Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt