“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regarding potential updates to its lockout/tagout standard, a frequently cited violation that is increasingly deemed out of date.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

“Study Finds Women Are Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders” #CPR #Emergency

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey5G9dpFDRw Video Courtesy of CBS - KCAL Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think the reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were … Continue reading “Study Finds Women Are Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders” #CPR #Emergency

“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

“Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety

Video -Ninety minutes into his first day on the first job of his life, Day Davis was called over to help at Palletizer No. 4 at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla. What happened next is an all-too-common story for temp workers working in blue-collar industries. Read the investigation: http://www.propublica.org/article/tem... The rise in the … Continue reading “Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety

“2017 OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks”

QuickCards™ Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards (OSHA 3452 - 2011) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3475 - 2012) (Spanish: PDF) Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor and Harvester Hazards QuickCard  (OSHA 3706 - 2014) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3706 - 2014) (Spanish: PDF) Agriculture: Protecting Workers from Tripod Orchard Ladder Injuries QuickCard  (OSHA 3705 - 2014) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3705 - … Continue reading “2017 OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks”

“Safety Training Fun! – Always Be Aware Of Trenching Safety!” #Construction

All Fun Aside, Here Are Some Trenching & Excavation Safety Resources: Safety and Health Topics | Trenching and Excavation | Occupational ... https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/trenchingexcavation/ Excavating is recognized as one of the most hazardous construction operations. OSHA revised Subpart P, Excavations, of 29 CFR 1926.650, 29 CFR 1926.651, ... ‎Construction · ‎Hazards and Solutions · ‎OSHA Standards · ‎Additional Information [PDF]Trenching and Excavation Safety … Continue reading “Safety Training Fun! – Always Be Aware Of Trenching Safety!” #Construction

“NFPA 1: Provisions For Naturally Cut & Artificial Christmas Trees.” #FireSafety

by Kristin Bigda (Please note, the current edition of NFPA 1 is now the 2018 edition.  This new edition is available to view online for free at www.nfpa.org/1.  All future Fire Code Friday posts will reference the 2018 edition unless specifically noted.) On November 1, my phone rang and it was an NFPA member with a question … Continue reading “NFPA 1: Provisions For Naturally Cut & Artificial Christmas Trees.” #FireSafety

“Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

A short, self-paced online program preparing healthcare workers to use respiratory protection is available from AAOHN and satisfies the annual Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard's (1910.134 CFR) training requirements. Designed by experts from AAOHN, AOHP and ANA with a NIOSH grant, this online training program prepares you and your staff for respiratory protection in the … Continue reading “Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

“How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

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Written by Mikaela Delia for Atlantic Training I can't help but feel like every "surprise inspection"  for anything, ever, is nerve racking. I remember teachers inspecting our desks and cubbies for cleanliness back in grade school. Mine was always a wreck...old, unidentifiable food, broken crayons, dirty socks, old homework and tests...basically a lot of kid-nastiness. It's not that … Continue reading “How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

“Indiana Farm Deaths Skyrocketed In 2016” #FarmSafety

Purdue University Farm Fatality Video From 2011-12 More people died on Indiana farms last year than any year since 1990. The Indiana Farm Fatality Summary from Purdue University says there were 44 work-related, on-farm deaths in the state in 2016. The figure, up 57 percent from 28 deaths in 2015, is the third-highest number of … Continue reading “Indiana Farm Deaths Skyrocketed In 2016” #FarmSafety

“OSHA Publishes “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the Crystalline Silica Standards”

OSHA has recently published “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the new Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction and General Industry. (Be sure to download the Small Entity Guides below for both Construction and General Industry) OSHA recently released small entity compliance guides for both construction and general industry.  See Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline … Continue reading “OSHA Publishes “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the Crystalline Silica Standards”

“State of Safety” – “EHS Quarterly Review – 3rd Quarter 2017”

Overview During the third quarter of 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration continued work to slow the implementation and effects of rules finalized under the previous administration. The changes include a proposed delay of the certification deadline for construction crane operators and a possible re-working of rules for tracking workplace injuries and illnesses. The … Continue reading “State of Safety” – “EHS Quarterly Review – 3rd Quarter 2017”

“Kidde Recalls 38 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported”

Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy: Replace Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: 18-022 Consumer … Continue reading “Kidde Recalls 38 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported”

“OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Safety Violations Of 2017” – Infographic

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently shared a preliminary list of the top 10 most commonly cited OSHA work safety standards in 2017. Every year, this Top 10 list gives us some clarity on OSHA inspection and enforcement priorities, as well as options for improving safety at your workplace. #1 Fall Protection—General Requirements … Continue reading “OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Safety Violations Of 2017” – Infographic

“Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator”

By Brent I. Clark, Benjamin Briggs, James L. Curtis, Adam R. Young, Daniel Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: The White House picks Scott A. Mugno as the new Administrator of federal OSHA. The White House announced on October 27th that it has nominated Scott A. Mugno to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health.  If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will serve as … Continue reading “Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator”

“Suicide in the Construction Industry: The Silent Killer” #ElevateTheConvo

Some companies, as noted above in the Toolbox Talk, aren't fully aware of the severity of this problem. Inform your employees. One loss to suicide is "Too Many". The construction and extraction industries have the second-highest rate of suicide – 53.3 per 100,000 workers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Factors … Continue reading “Suicide in the Construction Industry: The Silent Killer” #ElevateTheConvo