Job Hazard Analysis: Key To Proactive Safety and Health Programs - OSHA’s recommended practices for safety and health programs focus on a proactive approach to identify and eliminate hazards before they cause injury or illness, which Job Hazard Analysis plays a critical role in. This blog will explain what a Job Hazard Analysis is, its benefits and how to use it effectively.
OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements: What’s New In 2017 - OSHA’s recordkeeping rule found in standard 29 CFR 1904, requires employers with more than 10 employees to record and report serious work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses, except for certain low-risk industries.
What Is HAZWOPER? Who Needs HAZWOPER Training (and When)? - HAZWOPER is the term used to describe Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard by OSHA (29 CFR Part 1910.120). Because of hazardous waste's significant threat to workers’, public and environmental health, OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard was issued to protect workers engaged in hazardous waste clean-up and emergency response operations.
Safety Culture vs. Safety Climate: Identifying The Differences and Their Common Indicators - Safety culture and safety climate are related yet different concepts, the use of which could be confusing. This blog will further explain the distinction in these two concepts and their implications for safety leaders.
[Webinar] Building a Safety Culture: Improving Safety and Health Management in the Construction Industry - Safety and health considerations need to permeate all levels of a construction company’s culture, informing decisions, planning, activities and behaviors. It is not enough to simply have safety rules, training and protocols in effect. Leading companies nurture a comprehensive safety culture throughout their organizations, both from the top down and the bottom up.
Top 10 OSHA Citations In 2016 And How To Avoid Them - “In one year, over 10,000 severe workplace injuries will be reported to OSHA, and almost half of those will be fatalities” – said Cathy Evans, ClickSafety Corporate Account Manager, in the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) podcast – “They can all be prevented if people had the information and knowledge to keep themselves safe. When these tragedies are investigated, we often find out that the workers weren’t trained. They didn’t have the information they need.”
Top 5 Reasons Companies Invest In Current Safety Management Practices - Understanding the risk at hand, more companies are actively investing in safety management practices to prevent unfortunate incidents from happening. The 2016 SmartMarket Report asked survey respondents to rank factors that most influenced their companies to adopt the current safety management practices. Its finding shows that factors like “regulatory requirements” and “owner/client demand” are on the decline, while factors linked directly to positive effects of a strong safety culture are on the rise.
From Hurricane Matthew To Emergency Preparedness: A 3-Step Guide - According to a National Safety Council poll, one third of U.S workers do not feel well trained in emergency practices while 75 percent of managers and supervisors say their employees are well trained to handle an emergency. To bridge the current gap in perception, safety leaders should take this time to re-assess and improve their current level of emergency preparedness.
7 Aspects of A World Class Safety Program (Part 2) - Strong safety leadership, regular safety meetings, strong emphasis on communication, and prompt and thorough incident and near miss investigations, are all critical aspects of a world class safety program.
[Whitepaper] How To Implement An Effective Health And Safety Training Process - Regardless of the employer offering or requiring training courses, an ongoing and effective training program can make a huge difference between a measurable presence of a safety culture, or just an image of one.
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