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Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: In today's Advisor we focus on some frequently asked questions about electrical safety, with answers provided by OSHA. What causes electrical shocks? Electricity travels in closed circuits, normally through a conductor. But sometimes...read more
Safety Resolutions – Here is the safety meeting that I developed several years ago for the first meeting of the year.
Peg (O'Brien) Simons Corporate Health and Safety Manager at Columbus McKinnon Top Contributor A Safe New Year in 2014 As we start out in the year 2014, here are some New Year’s Resolutions to be made by all employees. I vow to come into work ready for a safe day. I...read more
by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2013, 10:49 a.m. The federal government could easily track injuries suffered by temporary workers by adding a checkbox to a government form that already exists. Such a move would give regulators the data needed to justify...read more
Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: Despite the significant risk of injury or death, construction workers continue to work at heights without fall protection. A recently published study examines the reasons for this and offers solutions that could prevent an accident or...read more
Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: Here are the preliminary figures for the top 10 OSHA violations for fiscal year 2013, along with frequently cited areas of each standard and tips for compliance. Standard Number of Violations 1. Fall protection in construction...read more
R. Matthew Richards The Salem Community College Board of Trustees recently welcomed a new trustee to the group. R. Matthew Richards was sworn in at the board’s November meeting. An SCC graduate, Richards is a Safety Engineer with Paulsboro Refining Company and is...read more
by Fred Hosier December 6, 2013 A proposed revision of OSHA’s silica standard is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to regulatory change the agency wants to make in the next 12 months. OSHA recently released its Fall 2013 regulatory agenda, listing its...read more
Although initially conceived as a voluntary program, seven states have crafted legislation to make OSHA 10-Hour and/or 30-hour Outreach training mandatory for employees. The 10-Hour or 30-hour Outreach training programs are in-depth certification plans, created by...read more
We just received an email from a close, but sometimes wayward, friend who related an experience to us that we felt was worth sharing. As we all know, it’s usually a very good thing to keep safety in mind as you go out to celebrate the season. Here’s his story… ...read more
How you handle yourself during an OSHA inspection—and how you answer the inspector's questions—can have a big impact on the outcome. OSHA inspectors may suggest that they are just trying to "get the facts," but every question they ask is designed to get the evidence...read more
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