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Lockout/Tagout: Who Needs to Know What?

Yesterday we looked at the 10 steps OSHA requires authorized lockout/tagout (LOTO) employees to follow. Today we turn to the LOTO standard’s training requirements and look at a tool that takes the pain out of providing LOTO training. As we discussed yesterday, OSHA’s LOTO standard (29 CFR 1910.147) requires you to train three groups of […]

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10 Steps to Ironclad Lockout/Tagout Protection

Every year workers are injured, maimed, or killed in grisly accidents because they fail to disconnect the power source of machinery they’re repairing or servicing—or because a co-worker restarts the equipment prematurely. The truly sad part is that these accidents can be prevented simply by understanding and following OSHA’s lockout/tagout (LOTO) standard. The LOTO standard […]

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You Can’t Afford Not to Train—but You Can Make Safety Training Affordable

If your training budget has taken a hit, don’t despair. There’s plenty you can do to create maximum training impact at a minimum cost (we like to think that the Safety Daily Advisor newsletter and website fall into that category). Today our Safety Training Tips editor gives you some other ideas. Contracting with safety consults […]

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Yes, Respirator Training Really Is Required

Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed the inspection, maintenance, storage, and repair requirements of OSHA’s respiratory protection regulation. Today we move on to the regulation’s often ignored training requirements—and a handy resource for meeting those OSHA mandates. In any workplace in which a respirator is required, the employer must establish a written respiratory protection program with specific procedures […]

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Breathe Easier with Proper Respirator Care

In order to control or eliminate breathing hazards, OSHA has adopted respiratory protection regulations for general industry (except agriculture), shipyards, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction workplaces and for specific air contaminants. Today we’ll focus on the requirements concerning respirator inspection, maintenance, storage, and repair. OSHA estimates that its respirator regulation could save as many as […]

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Your Safety Record: Slip-Sliding Away?

Considering the full spectrum of workplace injuries, slip-and-fall accidents may seem relatively minor—and sometimes they are. But the fact of the matter is that they are a major cause of workplace injuries and deaths. Today we invite you to a special audio conference on eliminating slip-and-fall hazards in your workplace. According to OSHA, slips, trips, […]

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Don’t Let Winter Drive Up Your Accident Rate

Whether it’s 3.6 inches of snow in Las Vegas or snow and ice storms in New England, we’ve already seen our fair share of dangerous weather this winter. Today we’ll cover some tips for keeping your workers safe in winter weather, particularly when on the road. Snow and ice, plus frequent strong winds and even […]

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3 Ingredients of a Confined Space Tragedy

Confined spaces can be awkward and uncomfortable to work in. What’s more, hazards are generally even more severe when they exist in confined spaces. Today our Safety Training Tips editor gives some tips for avoiding an OSHA citation—or worse—an accident. Confined space accidents happen more often than you might think. And the National Institute of […]

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7 Keys to Loading Dock Safety

Yesterday we looked at ways to enhance shipping and receiving safety, particularly for the tasks of lifting and material handling and packing and stacking. Today we turn to loading docks and look at steps you can take to bolster safety in this high-risk area. Working on loading docks presents a variety of hazards for employees […]

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Does Your Shipping and Receiving Safety Stack Up?

Safety is not always top of mind for workers in shipping and receiving, who are usually busy trying to move items in and out quickly and making sure that paperwork is complete and up to date. But their work environment is rife with risks, and today we’ll look at ways to bolster safety in two […]

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