“Two Perspectives of Safety………Watch & Learn”

The DuPont James River site was awarded the first annual E.I. du Pont Safety Excellence Medal in recognition of the interdependent workplace safety culture that has allowed them to work 30 years without an event-related lost workday injury. In this short video James River employees share, in their own words, why they make safety a … Continue reading “Two Perspectives of Safety………Watch & Learn”

“Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

By Meagan Newman We let OSHA inspect because we have to, right? Actually, no—we do not always have to let them inspect. This is a question that comes up quite a bit with employers, both the kind that see OSHA inspectors frequently and those that have never had the pleasure. The answer, that we do … Continue reading “Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Note: This video may sound and seem funny, but it's not, these are dangerous acts and accidents! Frequently Asked Questions about Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training The powered industrial truck operator training requirements apply to all industries where trucks are being used, except agricultural operations. 1. What is the definition of a powered industrial truck? … Continue reading Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE "Temporary Work, Lasting Harm" by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica, Dec. 18, 2013, 2:27 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even … Continue reading Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Continues to Push Key Enforcement Initiatives

Article By: Tressi L. Cordaro , Jackson Lewis P.C. At a recent American Bar Association meeting, Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Tom Galassi, Director of Enforcement Programs, all stressed the agency’s continued focus on key enforcement initiatives, such as temporary workers, … Continue reading Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Continues to Push Key Enforcement Initiatives

Deaths In Oil Drilling, And No Oversight In Texas

Photo By James Nielsen / Associated Press The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of “the worst of the worst” employers in the nation, and drilling companies with multiple fatalities should be on it, safety experts say. SAN ANTONIO — The oil boom has brought Texas much prosperity, but also the stain … Continue reading Deaths In Oil Drilling, And No Oversight In Texas

Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

In Washington State they have a subsidized RTW program. Light-duty jobs for injured workers help keep valued employees and control employer costs. Hear how from the Eagle Group in Spokane, WA. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct … Continue reading Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

“OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”

The OSHA SST-14 Program is intended to direct its enforcement resources to workplaces where the “highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.” The Directive calls for programmed inspection plans targeting high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers. The Program is based on data collected from the last year’s OSHA Data Initiative survey of … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”

OSHA e-Tool – “Why Forklift Safety Training IS Important”

Why is hearing protection being worn in this area by 1 person? Most likely a good part of why he walked into the forklift? Besides not paying attention to where he was walking? Absence of aisles for pedestrians? How many more safety violations are in this picture? Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) eTool Types and Fundamentals … Continue reading OSHA e-Tool – “Why Forklift Safety Training IS Important”

WSIB – Canada – Safety Video Commercials

    In this blog post we showcase some hard-hitting television commercials highlighting the need for workplace safety. Here they demonstrate how severe workplace injuries can be while reminding viewers that everyone plays a role in avoiding workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. These could all have been prevented. See their website here: http://www.prevent-it.ca/there-are-no-accident-retail

OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Employers know they need to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes figuring out whether a particular case belongs on the OSHA 300 Log can be tricky. OSHA uses a four-part test to determine recordability. In order for an injury or illness to be considered recordable, the case must meet all four of … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

“I Can’t Get No Traction!” – Preventing “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

"I wonder how many people were injured in the making of this video?"It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on … Continue reading “I Can’t Get No Traction!” – Preventing “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

OSHA Focuses On Protecting Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

A maintenance worker fell to his death Jan. 31 from a cell tower in Cameron County, Texas. The next day, a cell phone tower collapsed in Clarksburg, W.Va. Minutes later a second tower at the same Clarksburg site also fell. The collapse of these two towers resulted in the deaths of two workers and a … Continue reading OSHA Focuses On Protecting Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

DuPont Integrated Approach (DnA) For Safety

A Focus on 'Why?' Accelerates Safety Performance DuPont tests a new safety approach that goes beyond traditional behavioral-safety programs. By: Bob Krzywicki, Global Practice Leader for Employee Safety, DuPont Sustainable Solutions Instead of taking a sprawling corner office when he joined the company, former Alcoa Inc. CEO, Paul O’Neill, settled into his new role by … Continue reading DuPont Integrated Approach (DnA) For Safety

OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks & More! – Available In English & Spanish

Aerial Lifts Quick Card [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: PDF | HTML] Avian Flu: General Precautions [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Poultry Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Healthcare Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Animal Handlers (Not Poultry Workers) [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Food … Continue reading OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks & More! – Available In English & Spanish

Case Study: “Can an Employee Sue Their Supervisor for a Workplace Accident?”

One of an employee's job duties was to operate a band molding machine that compressed and punched inserted plastic into the desired shape. Over time, hardened plastic would accumulate within the mechanism, requiring its removal by hand. Normally, removing the hardened plastic was a safe procedure because the machine would only operate if the worker … Continue reading Case Study: “Can an Employee Sue Their Supervisor for a Workplace Accident?”