“Say Goodbye To LOTO: Bring Productivity Back To Safety”

If deployed correctly, an OSHA exception for Alternative Protective Measures can free your machines from the lockout/tagout productivity killer. Author(s): Travis Hessman - November 13, 2015 Safety doesn't have to come at the expense of productivity." If one were to boil down the Safety Technology track at EHS Today's Safety Leadership Conference into one sentence, … Continue reading “Say Goodbye To LOTO: Bring Productivity Back To Safety”

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Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: This Photo is the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Note: I dont know all of the details of this incident and only know that this accident was caused by failure to follow LOTO procedures. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

“OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”

Speaking at the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, shared preliminary numbers for the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in fiscal year (FY) 2014. Keep reading to find out what made the cut this year and how you can avoid these common … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”

Control of Hazardous Energy: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy … Continue reading Control of Hazardous Energy: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

OSHA Fiscal Year 2013 “Top 10 Cited Violations”

OSHA unveiled its List of the 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year (“FY”) 2013 (i.e., October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013).  The announcement came at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Here is the full list for Fiscal Year  2013: 1926.501 – Fall Protection (cited 8,241 times during FY 2013) … Continue reading OSHA Fiscal Year 2013 “Top 10 Cited Violations”

Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions - the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and horrifying. Many hazards are created by moving machine parts. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from preventable injuries. The following standards have been established to ensure the safety of machine operators and other employees … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

Safety Photos of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent! Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy … Continue reading Safety Photos of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Wisconsin Cheese Company Worker Loses Fingers To Unguarded Machinery

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gilman Cheese Corp. for 10 safety violations totaling $126,700 in proposed fines. A worker had two fingers amputated by an unguarded cheese packing and labeling machine at the Gilman factory. A January inspection was prompted by a referral. OSHA found that another worker … Continue reading Wisconsin Cheese Company Worker Loses Fingers To Unguarded Machinery

OSHA Fiscal Year 2011 “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards”

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011) The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find … Continue reading OSHA Fiscal Year 2011 “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards”

Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

If OSHA came to your door, what’s one of the first things the inspector might ask to see? The answer is . . . your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan up for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all the required written … Continue reading Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program

The Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management presents the 29 CFR 1910.147, Lockout/Tagout Interactive Training Program. We developed the program jointly with the Directorates of Enforcement Programs, Safety Standards and Guidance, the Office of Training and Education, and the Office of the Solicitor. Compliance officers in Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta assisted us as … Continue reading Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program

Safety By Design Consultant Services – Open House – January 27, 2012 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM in Hammond, Indiana

http://www.sbdcs.com (708) 326-3058 OPEN  HOUSE  AND  N E T W O R K I N G  EVENT – Friday, January 27, 2012 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The Hammond INovation Center, 5209 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46320 To RSVP – Contact Us at 708-326-3058 or 219-669-9043 Safety by Design is a new, up and … Continue reading Safety By Design Consultant Services – Open House – January 27, 2012 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM in Hammond, Indiana