Sponsored by: Outlook/iCal Google Calendar Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the last resort in the hierarchy of controls, but it should still be considered top of mind for workers. Eye and face protection can make the difference between a near-miss and a life-changing injury—are you adequately prepared to protect employees? To ensure that your organization’s […]
Sponsored by Outlook/iCal Google Calendar Any industry has the potential to experience a tragic accident—that is, a serious incident resulting in serious injuries, or, worse, one or more fatalities. As safety professionals, we are tasked with preparing our organization for emergencies and protecting them from risks. All of this means that while […]
Outlook/iCal Google Calendar Sponsored by: Every year, more than 2,000 workers are treated for severe burns from arc flash incidents. These incidents are both devastating to the victims and costly for employers – in lost time, workers’ compensations and medical costs, and even potential OSHA citations. Violations of OSHA’s electrical safety standards – particularly after […]
COVID-19: OSHA/HR Requirements & Best Practices Outlook/iCal Google Calendar COVID-19 management in workplace settings has become incredibly complex, whether in high-risk sectors such as healthcare or in lower-risk but essential services and critical infrastructure businesses. OSHA, the EEOC, the CDC and state/local governments have continually revised their guidance for employers and updated enforcement practices. Now, […]
Sponsored by: Outlook/iCal Google Calendar No near miss reporting program can be successful without employees doing their part. Yet, many organizations share the same challenge: employee participation. Organizations that create a successful reporting culture do so by building a communication strategy focused on employee engagement. They develop a consistent, performance-focused approach and use all the […]
Sponsored by: Outlook/iCal Google Calendar All organizations, regardless of industry, have one thing in common: They all generate waste. In fact, this facet of the working world is so commonplace that too many executives and managers either overlook it altogether or treat it (literally) as a throwaway initiative—waste is just a cost of doing business. […]
Sponsored by: Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Two things are clear: 1) Accidents in the workplace happen, and they can be expensive, and 2) the legality of marijuana in many states is complicating the common practice of post-accident drug testing. Many marijuana-friendly laws place restrictions on employers when it comes to taking […]
Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be the last resort for mitigating workplace hazards per the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Hierarchy of Controls, but for many workers, it is top of mind because it’s essentially their “uniform” for the day’s work. Because of this reliance on PPE, the market is flooded with models in all shapes, sizes, colors, and features, so it’s important to have tools to evaluate what’s available. First and foremost, PPE should protect the worker, but there are extra features and even best practices to be aware of when making purchasing decisions.
Join us on March 3rd, as we interview Renée Lefrançois, one of the in-house Audiologists at SHOEBOX Ltd. In her role, Renée acts – in part – as an advisor to the SHOEBOX Reviewer Network; an international team of licensed Audiologists available to help businesses meet their OSHA and MSHA compliance requirements. The Reviewer Network offers businesses a clear path of referral to a regionally licensed Audiologist for rapid review of their occupational hearing testing results.
On January 1st, MSHA began full enforcement of its revised “workplace examination” rule (30 CFR 56/57.18002) for employers and contractors working at metal and nonmetal mines. This rule applies at cement plants, quarries and sand pits, as well as more traditional mine sites such as metal and coal mines. The rule applies not only to the operators of these facilities, but also to contractors and subcontractors and even some vendors providing construction, electrical and mechanical services on-site.