Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

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“What Is Workplace Violence?” & How To Prevent It

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading “What Is Workplace Violence?” & How To Prevent It

OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety On Jan. 15, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels hosted a press teleconference to launch a new educational Web resource with extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

OSHA Considers PEL Revision Only for Beryllium Rule in Construction

  Updated: The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of ships for coats of paint. The product is also used in blasting operations on … Continue reading OSHA Considers PEL Revision Only for Beryllium Rule in Construction

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses On Nov. 7, OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has polled its membership on occupational health and safety priorities. See if you agree with the poll’s results. AIHA conducts the survey (PDF) every two years. Here are the top 6 industry-related issues that the group’s members said were the most important overall priorities for the coming two years: … Continue reading Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

Crowd Management is Something to be Grateful For

by Dr. David Michaels on November 19, 2012 · Shopping Mall While many Americans are going back for seconds this Thanksgiving, others will be jetting out of the house to take advantage of massive holiday sales, some of which even begin Thanksgiving night. Department stores and retailers across the country have huge sales events, creating … Continue reading Crowd Management is Something to be Grateful For

How to Get Your Company Off of OSHA’s “Severe Violator” List

  The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration published criteria for removing employers from the agency's Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). SVEP has been in effect since June 18, 2010, and is intended to focus agency resources on employers that demonstrate indifference to their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act … Continue reading How to Get Your Company Off of OSHA’s “Severe Violator” List

OSHA Delays I2P2 Rule Once More!

July, 27, 2012 By Eric J. Conn In what seems to be a trend, OSHA has again delayed its rulemaking process for an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (commonly known as I2P2) standard. The announcement came during a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health meeting in late June. According to OSHA officials, we … Continue reading OSHA Delays I2P2 Rule Once More!

Job Opening! – Safety Manager – Des Moines, Iowa Area

Note: Please contact Recruiter Directly – I am posting this as a favor to them! Safety Manager JOB DESCRIPTION: Like living in a smaller rural community working for an excellent company? If so, we have an immediate opening for a Safety Manager who will be responsible for directing, supervising, and administering the company's safety program. … Continue reading Job Opening! – Safety Manager – Des Moines, Iowa Area

A Leader In Safety In Wichita, Kansas – How to Proactively Gain the Upper Hand

Amid a rash of OSHA inspections, Kurt Danielson turned the tables by inviting inspectors to his business. In the process he boosted morale and shop productivity, and put his shop in the industry’s top tier for safety. Britt Johnsen NOTHING TO HIDE: Rather than wait to be randomly inspected, Kurt Danielson invited OSHA into his … Continue reading A Leader In Safety In Wichita, Kansas – How to Proactively Gain the Upper Hand