On May 8-12, OSHA will hold its fourth annual National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. Aimed at raising awareness of fall hazards in the construction industry, OSHA describes the event as “an opportunity for employers to have a conversation with employees about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals.” Keep reading to find out […]
Training is the number one element in accident, incident, and illness avoidance. Check the articles here frequently for the latest and best tips on techniques, trends, programs and equipment. We offer explanations for group, one-one, or self-directed situations, in both general and specific work activities. Your training will be both easier and more effective if you do.
Let’s say you have your workplace violence prevention plan in place, and you are conducting the training outlined in your plan. Part of the plan should include strategies for your workers to avoid harm. Here are four key tips to offer your workers should they be confronted with violence at your facility.
All your employees should be trained so that they are aware of the potential security hazards at your facility and the means to protect themselves and coworkers. The training should include your workplace violence and prevention program and the procedures and practices to follow in the event of a violent incident.
If you hire or employ a trainer to round out your comprehensive safety training program, make sure that your trainer is OSHA-authorized. Otherwise, why spend the money?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) approach to investigating whistleblower complaints—something it is authorized to do under 22 separate government standards—is very similar to its approach to investigating reports of reported safety and health compliance issues. In issuing its recent guidelines for establishing antiretaliation programs, OSHA outlines program elements that will look very familiar […]
Yesterday we looked at some ways to make the workplace safer even when major capital improvements or equipment purchases are just not in the cards. Today we’ll look at another area that tends to get back-burnered when funds run low: training. Training is not just a matter of cash outlay, it’s also a matter of […]
It was electrician Leo Micheletto’s first day on the job at Advanced Mobility in Monee, Illinois. The 58-year-old worker was working underneath one of the mobile medical units manufactured by the company when another worker accidentally pierced the hydraulic line on one of the jacks holding the trailer up. The trailer fell on Micheletto, causing […]
At one time, workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) who were capable of working did so in sheltered workshop-type environments—but that is changing. Employers in many industries now hire workers with intellectual or developmental disabilities to work in integrated environments. These workers may not be able to complete the same training courses as other […]
If you employ workers with intellectual or developmental disabilities, you’re dealing with a population that needs some targeted attention in order to prevent injuries. These workers are often found in light manufacturing, recycling, assembly, janitorial tasks, industrial laundries, landscaping services, and warehouse work—jobs that don’t require high-level skills but that pose a higher-than-average injury risk. […]
Environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are often tasked with managing underground storage tank (UST) systems. It’s no wonder that with three classes of UST operators to deal with, a recent report shows that the most common violation found during UST inspections involves training. Yesterday we reviewed that report, and today we will offer some […]