Safety Training

  • Summer Job: Protecting Young Workers in Your Workplace

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    As summer begins, so do the careers of many young workers who are entering the workforce for the very first time. Inexperienced workers, including young workers, are at a greater risk of injury on the job. It’s the responsibility of everyone to help keep these young workers safe in the workplace. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) notes that employers must be responsible for the following: Provide a workplace free Read More

  • AFL-CIO Report: Nearly 150 Workers Killed by Preventable Injuries and Illnesses

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    According to a new report from the AFL-CIO, almost 150 workers died on the job in 2014 from workplace injuries and illnesses that were preventable. The report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, also noted that more than 4,820 workers lost their lives on the job in 2014. In that time, the AFL-CIO estimates that 50,000-60,000 workers died as a result of occupational diseases. Other interesting facts Read More

  • Before Disaster Strikes: Prepare Your Business for an Emergency

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    Because you never know when a disaster can occur, you must always ensure your business is prepared. Whether that disaster is a natural hazard, such as a flood or hurricane, or a human-related hazard (such as accidents and violence), you need to have a plan in place to address the hazard as it happens. You also need to be able to address the aftermath. Ready Business, a Read More

  • Fall Prevention Awareness: Teach Your Workers About Fall Protection

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    Fall prevention will receive its annual burst of attention next month—from May 2-6—when the National Safety Stand-Down happens once again. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) coordinates the event as a way in which to increase awareness of preventing falls in the construction industry. The main goal of the Stand-Down is to encourage communication between employers and employees about safety and how to prevent falls. Companies of Read More

  • GHS Deadline Looms: Update Your Hazard Communication Program Today

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    GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) has been on the minds of companies for the last few years. But now, with the June 1, 2016 final deadline fast approaching, compliance with these new regulations needs to be top of mind. So as you get ready, here are some tips from OSHA on how to update your hazard communication program. Step 1: Learn the Standard/Identify Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A contractor faces fines of more than $48,000 for fall hazards on a job site. The contractor was cited by OSHA for five repeat and two serious violations. Four employees were found not wearing fall protection, and three of those workers (who were on a roof) had not received fall protection training. The one employee on a scaffold had not been trained to identify scaffolding hazards. To read Read More

  • Hazard Assessment and Control: Building a Safer Workplace

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    When working to create a safe workplace for all of your employees, one place to start is by conducting a hazard assessment: identify existing and potential hazards before they harm anyone. Then, use controls—actions to eliminate or lower risks—to manage those hazards. OSHA offers these suggestions on how to prevent and control hazards: Regularly and thoroughly maintain equipment Ensure that hazard correction procedures are in place Ensure that everyone knows how Read More

  • Personal Safety and Security in the Workplace: Preventing Workplace Violence

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    According to OSHA, almost 2 million American workers report they have been victims of workplace violence every year, with more unreported incidents. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recently updated the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers. OSHA focuses on these five settings: hospital, residential treatment, non-residential treatment/service, community care, and field work, as well as a variety of workers, Read More

  • Safety Training: How You Can Promote a Safe Workplace

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    One of the cornerstones of a solid safety culture is safety training. Your employees must be adequately trained so they can safely perform their job duties each and every day. Safety training is a collaborative effort between employers and employees. Everyone must be dedicated to a strong safety training program in order for it to be effective and successful. According to OSHA’s General Duty Clause, employers must provide Read More

  • Step into Action: Develop Your Emergency Action Plan Today

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    All businesses, big or small, need to have an emergency action plan. OSHA suggests that businesses include employees in the planning process and choose one person to lead the emergency plan. That individual will have these responsibilities: assessing the situation to determine whether an emergency exists requiring activation of the emergency procedures, overseeing emergency procedures, notifying and coordinating with outside emergency services, and directing shutdown of utilities Read More

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