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
“What Do You Really Need In Your First Aid Kit?”
First Aid Cabinet When it comes to first-aid kits, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is not a micro-manager. The agency doesn’t tell you what supplies to include in your kit or even how many kits you should have. OSHA only says at 29 CFR 1910.151(b), that “adequate first-aid supplies shall be readily available.” … Continue reading “What Do You Really Need In Your First Aid Kit?”
MSHA Safety & Health Training Materials – #MineSafety
MSHA offers a wide variety of mine safety and health materials to assist trainers and mine operators in promoting a safe and healthy environment at U.S. mines. We are always looking for new materials to share with the mining community. Please contact us email@example.com if you have any materials to share, or if you have … Continue reading MSHA Safety & Health Training Materials – #MineSafety
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – (MEWP’s)
Introduction Changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) A92 standards have created a new “normal” for equipment formerly known as aerial lifts, aerial work platforms (AWPs), manlifts, powered platforms and vehicle-mounted work platforms. They are all now referred to as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The ANSI … Continue reading Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – (MEWP’s)
When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?
Those of you who have been following the various iterations of this blog since I first started in 2003 know there are a few things that make me …When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?
Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA PSM & EPA RMP
On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Micah Smith and Beeta Lashkari presented a webinar regarding Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA PSM & EPA RMP…Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA PSM & EPA RMP
Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation
By Member Michael Graham Every day more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines across the United States transport enormous volumes of natural gas and …Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation
“Tree Care Industry Safety Raises OSHA Concerns”
By Bruce Rolfsen An OSHA rule covering the tree care and trimming industry may have to cover a wide expanse of hazards—from falling tree branches to insect bites to broken aerial lifts to pesticides—agency officials were told July 13 during a meeting with industry representatives. The stakeholders meeting was the latest step in the Occupational … Continue reading “Tree Care Industry Safety Raises OSHA Concerns”
“Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress
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 “Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards – #OSHA #SilicaExposure
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction. The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the silica … Continue reading U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards – #OSHA #SilicaExposure
Video – “Safety Leadership Explained By Former Alcoa CEO Paul O’Neill” – #Safety #Leadership
In 1987, Paul O'Neill Gave his first speech as to shareholders as CEO of Alcoa. What did he talk about? .......He talked about "Safety" "Every year, numerous Alcoa workers are injured so badly that they miss a day of work," O'Neill continued. "Our safety record is better than the general American workforce, especially considering that our … Continue reading Video – “Safety Leadership Explained By Former Alcoa CEO Paul O’Neill” – #Safety #Leadership
“(Video) 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”
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