Tag: safety training

O&G Employers Encouraged to ‘Step Up for Safety’ to Prevent Transportation Deaths

In February, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) partnered with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration, and Production Safety (STEPS) Network and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to promote “Step Up for Safety” in the upstream oil and gas (O&G) industry. Employers are encouraged to take time out to conduct site […]

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Does Your Hazmat Shipment Qualify for a Special Permit?

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a final rule codifying the provisions of nine special permits for companies that transport certain bulk explosives. What are special permits and what kind of flexibility do they offer for transporting hazardous materials? How is training handled under special permits? How is PHMSA moving toward […]

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Lack of Registration Number Tops in Hazmat Violations

Don’t get caught short by a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspection. In its most recent data for fiscal year (FY) 2016, DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) had performed 26,570 roadside inspections of trucks targeting compliance with hazardous materials transportation regulations. During these inspections, DOT inspectors found 5,894 violations. The top violation […]

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Is Your Training Effective? 3 Training Goals to Set

Training is a substantial investment of time and resources. So, naturally, you’ll want to make sure that your training is effective at what you want it to accomplish. Which is … what, exactly? In order to evaluate the effectiveness of your training, the first thing you’ll have to ask yourself is, What exactly would “effective” […]

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OSHA 300 Log—Is It Recordable? 4 scenarios

The end of the year is a good time to review workplace injuries and illnesses. Yesterday we looked at the requirements for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A, The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. Today we will address various scenarios for recording injuries and illnesses under OSHA’s regulations. Background. Under OSHA’s injury […]

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