“Inconsistent Enforcement of New OSHA Fall Rule Feared” #FallProtection

By Tripp Baltz Employers fear inconsistent enforcement of an OSHA rule allowing some work to be done without ordinarily required fall protection because key terms are not defined. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated fall protection rule, which went into effect Jan. 17, allows certain activities to be done without fall protection systems as long … Continue reading “Inconsistent Enforcement of New OSHA Fall Rule Feared” #FallProtection

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“PeopleWork: 4 Simple Steps To Build Better Motivation for Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI

Published on Jun 20, 2017 http://www.kevburns.com Improve an employee's motivation to do the work and you improve their motivation to do the work safely. On this episode, we will explore four easy steps to improving employees' motivation in safety. As a front-line safety person or supervisor, you may not be aware of it but you … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 4 Simple Steps To Build Better Motivation for Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI

“7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt at Work” – (Infographic)

Thirty percent of employees are injured on the job within the first year of employment – which is a major issue for employee turnover. Additionally, injured employees decrease morale and can lead to costly OSHA and legal fines if it comes to light that their injury is a fault of the company. Avoiding new employee injury … Continue reading “7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt at Work” – (Infographic)

“Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive” @TVanceLawyer

By Travis Vance, Fisher & Phillips LLP 6.19.17 It’s a news headline we’ve seen too often, including several times in recent weeks: another disgruntled employee or former employee has entered the workplace and killed or injured coworkers. What can you do to minimize the chances that your workplace will suffer such a tragedy? Employers Should … Continue reading “Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive” @TVanceLawyer

“Excellent Toolbox Talk – Safety Meeting! #Safety #ToolboxTalk @TruebeckConst

Excellent Toolbox Talk - Safety Meeting! Kudos to Truebeck Construction for doing it right! #Safety #EverbodyGoesHome Toolbox Talks Roofing Contractors ABCs of Fire Extinguishers Accident Prevention Coal Tar Pitch Safety Crane Boom Failure Crane Booms & Power Lines Extension Ladders Eye Protection Floor Openings Gasoline Goggles & Gloves Guardrails Hand Tools Hard Hats Hazard Communication … Continue reading “Excellent Toolbox Talk – Safety Meeting! #Safety #ToolboxTalk @TruebeckConst

“OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present, And Future”

Ergonomics is the study of work. From an OSHA perspective, it is the process of designing the job to fit the employee, rather than forcing the employee’s body to fit the job. This process may include modifying tasks, the work environment, and equipment to meet the specific needs of an employee to alleviate physical stress … Continue reading “OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present, And Future”

“OSHA, FCC Collaborate On Safety Guide For Communication Tower Workers” & Training Video

OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission have published a best practices guide intended to reduce injuries among communication tower workers. Introduced June 1, the guide is a compilation of advisory information gathered from dual OSHA-FCC workshops on communication tower worker safety in October 2014 and February 2016. “These best practices are focused on the ways in which each level … Continue reading “OSHA, FCC Collaborate On Safety Guide For Communication Tower Workers” & Training Video

“PeopleWork: Traits of Safety Leaders Pt. 4 – Teamwork” @KevinBurnsBGI

This time around, we are going to focus on building solid performing teams in safety. This is Part 4 and the next 3 of the Traits of Safety Leaders. To build a solid team requires more than just a collection of good team members. It requires the right mindset from the team leader; in this … Continue reading “PeopleWork: Traits of Safety Leaders Pt. 4 – Teamwork” @KevinBurnsBGI

“NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

“Is That My Employee? Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers” @OSHA_Guy

Employers must beware as the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) cracks down on what it perceives as rampant misclassifying employees as contractors and shirking other responsibilities, such as safety training, because a worker is supplied by another employer.  With more and more unique employment relationships and multi-employer worksites, it is crucial to understand the complexities … Continue reading “Is That My Employee? Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers” @OSHA_Guy

“Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard”

Combustible Dust Hazards It was 2:30 a.m. on February 7, 2016, when something went disastrously wrong at the JCG Farms Feed Mill in Rockmart, Georgia. A skeleton crew of seven workers was on duty that Sunday morning when the accumulated grain dust in the hammer mill exploded, killing 25-year-old Justin Deems and sending five other … Continue reading “Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard”

“Massive Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant”

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Lange CAMBRIA, Wis. – Numerous fire crews raced to the scene of a large explosion and fire in a corn milling plant in this village north of Madison, Wisconsin, reports CBS Madison affiliate WISC-TV. It happened at Didion Milling, whose president, Riley Didion, said, "We are praying for our team. There's a … Continue reading “Massive Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant”

“3 Steps to Prevent Falls in Construction”

We know falls in the workplace are preventable and yet falls remain the leading cause of death in construction. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 300,000 workers in the United States sustained nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in 2015. Fatalities caused by falls from heights in construction accounted for … Continue reading “3 Steps to Prevent Falls in Construction”

“U.S. Senators Ask: What’s Up at OSHA?” #WorkplaceSafety

By Paul Feldman on May 30, 2017 In the four months since President Trump took office, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four news releases announcing penalties for job safety violations. By the end of May last year, it had issued 199. The recent reticence has spurred six U.S. senators, all Democrats, … Continue reading “U.S. Senators Ask: What’s Up at OSHA?” #WorkplaceSafety

“Weekly Toll: Memorial Day Edition” – #WorkplaceFatalities

Owner killed in explosion PHILIPPI, WV — After further investigation of an explosion in Barbour County on Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that one of the two individuals killed was the owner of the gas company. An explosion at Midland Resource Recovery Inc., a gas company located on Barbour County Highway in … Continue reading “Weekly Toll: Memorial Day Edition” – #WorkplaceFatalities