Free Live Webinar – August 21, 2013 – “Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace”

Free Live Webinar Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 Minutes Join us for this EHS Today and New Equipment Digest Webinar Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace Register now for this free live webinar : http://link.pmemanuf.com/u.d?I4Gr3R6hUMSpWS8BdpV8I=541 Falls are among the most hazardous workplace dangers tracked … Continue reading Free Live Webinar – August 21, 2013 – “Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace”

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Addressing Safety Challenges for Disabled Workers – “How Do You Get Through Your Day?”

Richie Parker, HMS Engineer -"How Do You Get Through Your Day?" - Video Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports® ESPN® Employees in today’s workplace face many challenges. Work forces have been cut, and in many cases, workdays have been extended. Older workers are unable to retire, while younger workers are unable to find work. New technology is … Continue reading Addressing Safety Challenges for Disabled Workers – “How Do You Get Through Your Day?”

Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Always Know Your Trucks Clearance Height and Make Sure It Will Clear A Bridge Overpass! OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. … Continue reading Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

OSHA Strengthens Protection For Temporary Workers

April 29, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS THROUGH: RICHARD E. FAIRFAX Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: THOMAS GALASSI, Director Directorate of Enforcement Programs SUBJECT: Protecting the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers In recent months, we have received a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job. In … Continue reading OSHA Strengthens Protection For Temporary Workers

Hot Off The Press: The 2013 DART Rate OSHA Letters Are Going Out. – Is Your Company On The List?

OSHA DART Rate Inspection List 2013(1) <--Download Excel Spreadsheet Here It’s that time of year again: March Madness bracket disasters, turkey hunting in the southeast, spring weather and letters from fed-OSHA for those with high DART rates.  Days Away, Restricted and Transferred reflects the more severe (and expensive) injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost-time, … Continue reading Hot Off The Press: The 2013 DART Rate OSHA Letters Are Going Out. – Is Your Company On The List?

OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) White Paper

I2P2 Powerpoint <---- Download Here! OSHA I2P2 White Paper  <----- Download PDF File Here Introduction/Executive Summary An injury and illness prevention program,1 is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt. We know these programs can be effective at reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Many workplaces have already … Continue reading OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) White Paper

Good information if you have employees who work alone!

Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?

Is testing positive for pot enough to disqualify an injured employee from receiving workers’ comp benefits? Vincent Hogg worked at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center. He suffered an injury to his right shoulder and neck while subduing an unruly, combative juvenile. The Worker’s Compensation Court (WCC) found Hogg sustained an injury at work and … Continue reading Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?

OSHA Law Update – February 1st – An Important OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline

By Amanda R. Strainis-Walker and Eric J. Conn February 1st is an important annual OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping deadline for all U.S. employers, except for those with only ten or fewer employees or who operate in enumerated low hazard industries such as retail, service, finance, insurance or real estate (see the exempted industries at Appendix … Continue reading OSHA Law Update – February 1st – An Important OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline

Proactive Safety Means Tomorrow Begins Today!

  Safety as a value on and off the job makes good safety and business sense. In many ways as a plant organization, plant workers, and individually you receive the level of safety performance that you demonstrate you want to achieve! Everyone wins by enhancing safety as a value.  Continuous safety performance improvement is a … Continue reading Proactive Safety Means Tomorrow Begins Today!

Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, it can become explosive. The force from such an explosion can cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. Such incidents have killed scores … Continue reading Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

Bill In Massachusetts Seeks To Stop Workplace Bullying

Christine Lee, 22News State House Correspondent Labor groups are working to extend the state's anti-bullying laws from schools to the workplace. As part of a workplace health and safety lobbying day, labor groups are briefing lawmakers on a number of bills so they can potentially sponsor them. The Healthy Workplace Bill provides workers who are … Continue reading Bill In Massachusetts Seeks To Stop Workplace Bullying

OSHA Releases Site Specific Inspection Targeting Plan

On January 4, 2013, a new directive implementing OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting 2012 inspection plan became effective under Notice 13-01 (CPL 02). According to OSHA, this directive cancels and replaces the Site-Specific Targeting 2011, which was issued on September 2, 2011, under Notice 10-06 (CPL 02). Although the notice of a replacement directive applies OSHA-wide, the … Continue reading OSHA Releases Site Specific Inspection Targeting Plan

Interesting take on employee interaction with the safety professional. It kind of lends credence to my philosophy of working with employees, rather than against them or “The Cop on the Beat” approach. You can’t enact behavioral change in that manner. 🙂

Jack Benton

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By Phil La Duke

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We’ve all experienced this at one time or another: you point out an unsafe act or safety violation in good faith, only to have the worker shoot back some sarcastic, rude, or juvenile comment.  It wears on you, but you’ve come to expect, accept (and probably) resent it.  Why can’t people just grow up and let you do your job?  The answer might not lie with the people with whom you interact, but rather HOW you interact with them.

In 1964 Dr. Eric Berne wrote The Games People Play, to identify and address what he describes as functional and dysfunctional social interactions. The book is a fantastic guide for interacting with workers. In the book, which has sold more than 5 million copies, Berne introduces the concept of transactional analysis that he believed was the key to interpreting social interactions.  Transactional analysis is a method…

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OSHA Compliance: Why An End of the Year Safety Audit Makes Good Business Sense

By Ed Foulke –Partner at Fisher & Phillips, Atlanta, Ga. It is the end of the year and fortunately OSHA has not showed up at your front door to conduct an inspection. You are well aware of OSHA’s increased focus on enforcement and want to ensure that if OSHA does decide to conduct an inspection, … Continue reading OSHA Compliance: Why An End of the Year Safety Audit Makes Good Business Sense

Ausgrid “Stayin’ Alive” Safety Video

"Ausgrid" We believe safety starts at home. So one of our key business goals is to maintain and improve our safety record within Ausgrid. That means ensuring that our employees understand the risks and are protected at all times. We are committed to being an industry leader in best practice safety performance by doing all … Continue reading Ausgrid “Stayin’ Alive” Safety Video