Some SPCC-regulated facilities require an additional contingency plan. Federal guidelines have been established for minimum criteria for the development and implementation of state, local, and regional contingency plans. The plans are developed by state and local governments in consultation with private interests in order to ensure timely, efficient, coordinated, and effective action to minimize damage […]
Those facilities that meet the definition of a “qualified facility” may self-certify their SPCC plan and amendments rather than use a professional engineer (PE). Determinations about environmental equivalence and impracticality still require a PE certification even at qualified facilities, if they are included in the SPCC plan.
BLR recently partnered with ProntoForms to survey 500+ safety pros to see if technology can make safety simpler and more effective. This new infographic offers insight into the results. (Note: You can download survey results here.)
September is National Preparedness Month. Is your workplace emergency plan in good shape? Check out the infographic for 7 steps to make sure you’re prepared to keep your workers safe when the unexpected happens. Read more.
To cap off our National Preparedness Month coverage this week, check out our workplace emergency planning infographic below. We’ll see you on Monday with the launch of the new EHS Daily Advisor! Is your workplace emergency plan in good shape? Here are 7 steps to make sure you’re prepared to keep your workers safe when […]
OSHA recently issued a final rule requiring construction employers to take steps to protect workers from confined space hazards. (Previously, confined space rules only applied to general industry.) Take a look at the new BLR® infographic below to learn the essentials of the new rule—and what you need to do to comply. Your one-stop safety […]
6 Steps of a Job Hazard Analysis Infographic: By BLR for http://safetysummit.blr.com Assessing your workplace and identifying hazards to employee health and safety is required by OSHA. But good job hazard analyses (JHAs) have benefits beyond ensuring compliance, like lower risk of work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries, reducing absenteeism, and increasing productivity. Go beyond the […]
Same-level slips, trips, and falls are occupational hazards that can be found in almost every type of work setting. When considering workplace falls, most people immediately think of falls from a height, yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the majority of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking […]
A recent Staples survey confirms that 55% of employees feel that they cannot leave their desks during the day to take a break. Little do they know that the amount of effort they put in at work depends on these breaks.
You can provide training, write policies, and hold safety meetings, but at the end of the day, you can’t control one of the most important variables in workplace safety—human behavior. To find out about the challenges companies face in ensuring that employees work safely, BLR partnered with SafeStart to survey over 1,000 safety professionals about […]