This is a personal story of a tragic car accident I witnessed this past week. This story needs to be shared to remind each of us just how fragile life is and how it can change in the blink of an eye. Do your best to make wise choices this week in all you do, whether at work or at home...
OSHA was supposed to have their 300 log e-file site up and running by February and though we are only a few weeks out from the July 1 deadline, there is no site to be seen. Here is an update from OSHA on what they intend to do...
It's June, and that means parts of the country are already experiencing spikes in high humidity and heat. It takes days, and sometimes weeks to properly acclimate to these conditions. That being said, there is a hidden factor within heat stress that many leave out; that being the fatigue factor. Watch this video to challenge both yourselves and your teammates on the hidden, but very real dangers of fatigue.
Owners and Safety Managers often leave out a critical component to their training; that being a consistent message of empowerment as it relates to each employees personal responsibility regarding their very own health and safety. Are you empowering those you lead or enabling them? Watch this video to gain some insight on what you should be promoting!
OSHA, as well as attorneys in anti-discrimination lawsuits are looking to see if employers are both documenting and practicing their disciplinary policies. Watch this week's video to see our recommendations on how to protect yourself from OSHA violations and even potential lawsuits.
There are few tools that cause more injury than the ladder. Falls continue to be a devastating reality within just about every realm of the workplace. The ladder...leads the way as one of the primary culprits for debilitating injuries and fatalities. Please take a brief moment to watch this video and think about ways to protect yourself and those that you lead.
If you're on the front lines of safety as an owner, manager, colleague or employee, you need to know that protecting and promoting the value of life through safety is a worthy cause and something you should take great pride in. Be encouraged and stay motivated because what you do matters more than you probably know. Keep up the hard work and have a great week!
Best practices are those implementations that don't merely try and squeeze a safety practice into an existing operation, but rather construct or RE-construct the entire operation around the best known safety practices. How are you implementing YOUR safety practices?
Many organizations are improperly implementing their voluntary respirator program. OSHA is citing employers because of it and there are also liability concerns that the employer must be aware of. Check it out!
OSHA delays the new silica rule for construction by 3 months. Watch the video to find out why and what you need to prepare for.