“Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace” & “Workplace Ergonomics Video”

 By: James Anderson Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These occupational injuries often mean repeated surgery, intractable pain, inability to work, time off for the affected employee and ultimately, higher costs for the employer. Factors such as work … Continue reading “Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace” & “Workplace Ergonomics Video”

“Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Meeting Topic Resources”

Toolbox Talks & Safety Resources A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote your departments safety culture. Toolbox talks are also intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site. Documents: *Toolbox Talk Fact Sheet Accident Reporting & … Continue reading “Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Meeting Topic Resources”

Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Topic Resources”

Toolbox Talks A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote your departments safety culture. Toolbox talks are also intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site. Documents *Toolbox Talk Fact Sheet Accident Reporting & Investigation Toolbox Talk … Continue reading Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Topic Resources”

“The OSHA SDS/GHS Hazcom Compliance Myth”

After the passage of the revised Hazcom standard in 2012, there was a great deal of confusion and misinformation generated regarding the revision from the old standard and format to the new one. This was and still is especially true for employers attempting to comply with “Employee Right to Know (Understand)” rules. By now, everybody … Continue reading “The OSHA SDS/GHS Hazcom Compliance Myth”

New! – “OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool”

OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool is an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. After using this tool, users will better understand the process to identify hazards in their own workplace. This tool is intended to: (1) Teach small business owners and … Continue reading New! – “OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool”

Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace & Industrial Ergonomics Video

 By: James Anderson Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These occupational injuries often mean repeated surgery, intractable pain, inability to work, time off for the affected employee and ultimately, higher costs for the employer.Factors such as work surfaces at … Continue reading Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace & Industrial Ergonomics Video

Can You Answer These 20 Questions About the New GHS Standard?

Great For Use as a Tool Box Talk! Ready for the new GHS-required safety data sheet (SDS)? Here's a little game of 20 questions to test your knowledge of the new SDS. Use the quiz to check supervisors' understanding of the new format as well. Although you still have over a year to train employees … Continue reading Can You Answer These 20 Questions About the New GHS Standard?

Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Info-graphic Courtesy of Vivid Learning Systems® OSHA - Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendinitis Rotator cuff injuries (a shoulder problem) Epicondylitis (an elbow problem) Trigger finger Muscle strains and low back injuries Existing Guidelines OSHA Ergonomics Program Management Guidelines for Meatpacking Plants. OSHA, (1993). Beverage … Continue reading Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

GHS Infographic: “Did Your Training Meet The December 1, 2013 Deadline?

In 2012, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS. With the first compliance deadline for the GHS revisions just around the corner, are you prepared? Have you trained your employees on the new label elements … Continue reading GHS Infographic: “Did Your Training Meet The December 1, 2013 Deadline?

Is Your 1st Phase of GHS Training Done? – What’s Next?

Is your December 1, 2013 first phase of GHS Training complete? Here's Whats Next! Hazard Communication and GHS: What Comes Next? by Safety.BLR.com

First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?

5 Compliance Issues OSHA Will Focus On in Waning Days of 2013

By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker Green An industry contact recently asked me what five issues I expected OSHA would be focusing its enforcement efforts on for the balance of this year. Here was my response: 1. Emergency Exits & Exit Routes – A couple of months ago, … Continue reading 5 Compliance Issues OSHA Will Focus On in Waning Days of 2013

Updated – December 1st, 2013 Training Video for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading Updated – December 1st, 2013 Training Video for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace & Industrial Ergonomics Video

 By: James Anderson Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These occupational injuries often mean repeated surgery, intractable pain, inability to work, time off for the affected employee and ultimately, higher costs for the employer. Factors such as work … Continue reading Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace & Industrial Ergonomics Video

Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013 – 1:00 PM EDT

OSHA Hosts a Free GHS (Globally Harmonized System) Webinar OSHA will present a free webinar on the Globally Harmonized System titled “Hazard Communication 2012:  One Year of Implementation”  starting at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday July 25, 2013. The webinar is designed to answer many of the questions that OSHA has received during the first … Continue reading Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013 – 1:00 PM EDT