Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.
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.
Hóa chất độc hại; químico peligroso; खतरनाक रसायन. Would you be able to read a safety data sheet (SDS) in Vietnamese? Spanish? Nepali? Yet, environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers are required to maintain SDSs only in English. But, there is a hitch.
Workers who have been through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 10-hour and 30-hour Outreach Training courses get course completion cards—but the courses don’t fulfill the training requirements of any specific OSHA standard. Does that mean you shouldn’t bother with it?
If you’re putting together a basketball team, you’re probably going to look for players who’ve mastered the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Players who haven’t mastered the fundamentals aren’t going to have an easy time executing more advanced game play strategies or skills, like a pick-and-roll or an alley-oop slam.
When you measure the success of your health and safety program, you probably look at indicators like accident rates, training participation, and workers’ compensation modifiers. All of these are good measures of how well your program is addressing workplace hazards. But the impact of a strong workplace health and safety program goes beyond your own […]
When’s the last time you had to execute a confined space rescue or even lead a drill? The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recommends a quick refresher with seven steps to help safety professionals respond if someone becomes injured, incapacitated, or trapped and must be rescued.
OSHA accepts the use of online or computer-based training in the context of a comprehensive, blended training program. The agency has provided ample guidance for employers in its rules and in many letters of interpretation for the use of a blend of online, classroom, hands-on, and site-specific resources and delivery methods to train workers in […]
Online training and electronic learning (eLearning) programs have a lot to recommend them. They’re inexpensive, compared to the cost of hiring a trainer, renting a room, paying for travel, and buying the equipment needed for live, in-person training. They’re always available, meaning that third-shift workers don’t have to lose sleep to complete their training. They’re […]
It’s Cyber-Monday! Maybe you’re online today, buying Christmas gifts for your children, your family, and your friends. The Internet is so convenient! But if that’s where you’re buying health and safety training for your workers, be careful. You could be buying a product that’s missing some pieces, and that can ruin any purchase.
If you’re like many employers, you offer some portion of your safety training in an online format. But what does OSHA think about this, and is it adequate to keep you in compliance?