Category: Special Topics in Safety Management

Safety is a process, and as such, needs to be managed. This section offers resources to create a viable safety program, sell it to senior management, train supervisors and employees in using it, and then track and report your progress. Look also for ways to advance your own skills in these areas, both for your current job, and those that follow.

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Ladder Safety Month: OSHA Standards to Know

March is National Ladder Safety Month, an observance organized by the American Ladder Institute (ALI) to raise awareness about ladder hazards and provide resources to prevent ladder-related injuries. Yesterday, we covered some key safe work practices for employees who use ladders. Today, we’ll review the basics of OSHA’s compliance requirements for ladders.


Starting Monday is the Safety Summit 2018 Week of Savings!

Next week, the Safety Summit 2018 Week of Savings is kicking off! Follow @BLR_Events_ and the BLR Events Facebook page to get your #SafetySummitSavings, including free safety tools and discounts for our top-tier safety products. To make 2018 your safest year yet —save your spot for Safety Summit 2018, April 16-18, in Orlando at! […]

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Ladder Safety Month: Prevent Injuries with Safe Work Practices

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March as National Ladder Safety Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and provide resources to decrease the number of ladder-related incidents. Kat Seiffert, marketing manager of the Chicago-based association, says the observance is in its second year and has garnered growing support from businesses and sponsors.

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Fixed Ladders: Standards Change This November

November 19, 2018, is a key date for employers with existing outdoor fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet (ft) above a lower level. Ladders that were erected before that date must be equipped with at least one type of device that protects workers from falling. Ladders erected after November 19, 2018, must meet […]

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OSHA Budget Requests More Funding for Enforcement

OSHA has requested $212.7 million in funding for enforcement in fiscal year (FY) 2019, representing an increase of $6.1 million, or just under 3 percent, over the FY 2018 levels. However, the total requested budget for FY 2019 is identical to the 2018 level, meaning that the agency shifted requested money away from other areas […]

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Workplace Violence Plagues Healthcare Workers

Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are places of mental and physical healing and pain relief. Yet, they are often sites of danger to staff, most often to frontline staff, such as nurses, aides, and receptionists.