Our time at the 2015 National Safety Congress & Expo was spent looking at a range of new products—both familiar and new.
Fall protection was the most common violation in 2015, followed by hazard communication.
The Enforcement Weighting System values routine inspections as one Enforcement Unit and more complex categories at up to eight Enforcement Units. The values were set based on historical data, according to the administrator.
The current oversight body is hampered by its structure: Three jurisdictions trade the leadership position, and it cannot levy penalties or halt revenue service, according to the board.
No single activity is the answer for everyone. Look for any kind of low-impact, low embarrassment, low-pain activities that are relatively easy to do, low-risk, and are readily available nearby.
Dr. Omalu subsequently was called in to consult on several retired football players' autopsies in which he identified CTE.
Modern sample pumps can send their operating status, current flow rate, and total volume sampled to a smartphone or tablet, giving safety and IH professionals confidence the samples are "delivered on time and intact."
The "best" confined space gas detector doesn't come from any one manufacturer; it's the instrument that best fulfills the requirements for your confined space program.
Precision is necessary to ensure recovery with the right resources to rebound. If you must make cuts, use a scalpel, not an axe.
What many businesses may not understand is that electrical safety training is required for all personnel, not just those performing electrical work.
Are you training your employees as frequently as required? Have you designated employees who are expected to stay behind? Have you trained them to know when they should not attempt to fight a fire because it is too large?
Avoid the dangerous trap in emergency equipment maintenance.
Prepare for the two biggest safety threats this winter: Falls from heights when removing snow, as well as slips and trips when entering and exiting buildings, are the biggest threats to your workers' safety this upcoming winter.
The 2015 DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award recognizes innovative glove designs from Kevlar® licensees who challenge the boundaries of conventional cut protection.
Your employees will notice your PPE, too. Make certain you are not on the mountaintop, but down in the work zone alongside the employees. This builds credibility.
Many initiatives start out strong but eventually lose momentum and become the next "flavor of the month."
Given that they are seldom needed, many facilities give minimum attention to OSHA’s compliance standards.
Consider thinking about the other elements of an effective safety program that will be needed in order to support the BBS program.
"We see only a small portion of those at the top of the iceberg that are occupational illnesses and diseases," NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard said.
Worker training must be conducted at minimum every three years, although many companies do it more frequently, and employees now must be able to demonstrate skills and know-how.