Fatigue is an often underrecognized risk factor in many work environments. Any work environment that contains key risk factors such as long working hours, on-call work, seasonal highs, shiftwork, physically and mentally demanding work, boring and monotonous work, safety-sensitive work, and driving operations put their workers at a higher risk of fatigue-related incidents.
Our experts at Safety.BLR.com were recently asked, “My employees are required to take First Aid and CPR training. Would this require them to take bloodborne pathogens training?” An important question! Read on to learn the answer.
Q: Is confined space awareness training required for employees in general industry who do not enter permit-required confined spaces?
The impact of safety training on your overall cultural efforts is enormous. But how can you implement training that will engage your employees, and what common mistakes must you avoid? The EHS Daily Advisor gets some tips from Thomas E. (Ted) Boyce, Ph.D., a learning expert and a speaker at the upcoming Safety Culture 2018 […]
Microlearning. More and more organizations want it, some thinking it’s a way to condense or shorten the time it takes to train workers. Or is it just another buzzword to sell products and services to companies that want a change in the way they train?
Are you being asked to measure the competency of your workers either before or after they have been trained to perform their tasks safely and correctly? What is the impact of learning on your workers? Do you know where to start, and how to make it repeatable?
They may not yet have a job yet, but eighth graders in one school district are learning valuable lessons about occupational safety and health. Get details here about an innovative partnership.
Who Will Be Paying the Compliance Costs? The EPA estimates $160 million in annual compliance costs for the final UST regulation. Motor fuel retailers, which account for roughly 80 percent of UST systems, are expected to bear approximately 70 percent of the total costs. Previously deferred tanks—emergency generator tanks, airport hydrant fuels distribution systems, and […]
Note: This article is directed toward businesses looking to build or expand possibly on remediated brownfields, not those that are interested in purchasing a site and cleaning it up themselves. EPA Grants The EPA recently announced its latest round of brownfields grants. Grants investments totaling $54.3 million went to 243 projects in 147 communities nationwide. […]
According to the EPA, anyone who ships hazardous wastes off-site needs to comply with both EPA’s training requirements for generators and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) requirements for training hazardous materials employees. The generator’s certification language on the manifest is essentially the same certification language that the DOT refers to as the “shipper’s certification.” […]