If your workers are potentially exposed to airborne hazards, or you are a First Responder Training Officer, you need to ensure your organization complies with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard.
OSHA’s respiratory protection requirements are extensive, and they can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned safety professionals. From procedures for respirator use to fit testing to employee training, the complex rules for developing a sound respiratory protection program can be daunting. On top of these concerns, every industry—such as healthcare, general industry, construction, and emergency response—has their own unique concerns and needs. Confusion is not a defense for noncompliance, however, and following the regulations and industry best practices is vital for companies that want to protect their workers and their bottom lines.
As we enter the new year, what safety, health, and environmental initiatives will come to fruition or be launched by OSHA and EPA? How will Congress act to address pending legislation covering EHS issues from workplace violence to heat stress, OSHA reform to funding initiatives? What changes are on the horizon for OSHA rules covering hazard communication, forklifts, walking working surfaces, and others? How will President Trump’s executive orders affect EHS operations? Will there be a final deregulatory push before the elections?
Hand protection is a part of a holistic safety program that utilizes risk management controls to minimize worker injury. While management practices and controls have improved, there are still tasks that will require the workers’ hands to be protected by PPE.
There are several performance standards related to hand protection that a buyer should be aware of to make the best purchasing decision. Fit and style have been innovated over the years and should be considered to ensure workers comply with your organization’s hand protection program.
We know that you have a lot of questions regarding Flame Resistant/Arc Rated clothing and how to properly care for and maintain them.
In this webinar, our experts will provide tips on how to care for and maintain your FR/AR clothing including when to use industrial laundering or at-home laundering.
We have probably all heard the phrase “what gets measured, gets done”. Traditionally, safety outcomes have been measured primarily using injury and illness rates, which are considered lagging indicators. However, lately the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken steps to encourage employers to incorporate leading indicators into their safety metrics. Leading indicators are best defined as the conditions and behaviors that are tied to better safety outcomes.
Gaining management buy-in for investment in workplace safety and health training programs can sometimes be complicated.
Identifying a credible process to evaluate critical measurable aspects of your program requires careful thought and consideration. The benefits of conducting an analysis include showing the contribution your training program makes to the organization versus the cost and demonstrates the value safety and health training provides to the overall success of the organization.
An effective safety program requires support and commitment from both above and below—from senior leadership, front-line employees, and many layers in between. The EHS function must often operate between these spheres, trying to gain buy-in and leverage support from multiple levels of an organization. How is your team driving safety leadership and engagement success?
Join us on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, for a free webinar with EHS Daily Advisor Senior Editor Justin Scace, who will provide a recap of conference highlights. From our preconference sessions through the main conference, the event was a great opportunity for attendees to learn from engaging expert speakers and to network and share strategies and experiences with one another.
Regulatory changes, politics, and technology are transforming the work that environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) professionals are responsible for and how they demonstrate value to executives. Join Cority’s Ian Cohen and Arcadis’s Marian Heimann as they close out 2019 and look ahead to see what EHSQ professionals should be aware of and prepared to address in 2020 and beyond.
Oh, the things a safety consultant sees! Learn from a safety pro how to build an effective safety program and create a safety culture that sticks.
Join KPA’s expert, Zach Pucillo as he shares the most common errors he sees while auditing facilities and the recommended best practices to keep your workforce safe, your company compliant, and your risk profile low. Join this webinar and you’ll leave with actionable steps that you can take today.