Compliance and Safety

Do Safety Managers Protect Workers Like Professional Athletes? February 25, 2015 No Comments

If you had an asset that was worth millions of dollars, what would you do to protect it?
Large investments are made in professional athletes. They are paid large contracts make their teams better and create more revenue opportunities to make an organization financially stronger (i.e., increase ticket sales, selling of team apparel, increase in [...]

Top 4 rules on OSHA’s regulatory action list No Comments

A top OSHA official recently gave an overview of where the agency stands with creating new and updating existing regulations.
OSHA deputy administrator Jordan Barab updated attendees at a U.S. Small Business Labor Safety Roundtable. An attendee gave an overview of Barab’s presentation in The National Law Review.
Barab said these four rules pending final agency [...]

We Need To Get Out of The Business Of Blame and Shame No Comments

Several weeks ago I began exploring safety as an outcome, as the product of well-managed business systems and not something that needs to be managed as its own element. The business systems I identified were: competency, process capability, hazard and risk management, accountability systems, and engagement. In subsequent articles I explored competency, process capability, hazard [...]

(VIDEO) The Tragic Aftermath of a Fatal Arc Flash Accident No Comments

Related Arc Flash Safety Training DVDs:

Arc Flash Live To Tell Training DVD
Bring you and your workers up to speed on the 2009 version of NFPA70E. View Product

Arc Flash Safety Training Video
Introduces the dangers of arc flash and presents common methods for preventing and protecting against those dangers. View [...]

The Younger Face of Workplace Safety February 18, 2015 No Comments

As times change, so too do the requirements of workers. While the majority of those in charge of businesses have been in the workforce for quite some time, a growing percentage of their employees are quite a bit younger. These workers are not only inexperienced, but also they also quite prone to being injured. Whether [...]

Slipped and fell while walking to punch in: Will he get workers’ comp? No Comments

An employee is walking toward a time clock to punch in when he slips, falls and injures his back. He files for workers’ comp. Did a court award it?
Ronnie Nabors was working for Continental Construction Co. which was helping to build a power plant near Blytheville, Arkansas. Continental was one of several subcontractors on [...]

Managers Didn’t Provide PPE; Now They’re Going to Prison No Comments

A judge has sentenced five owners and managers of a Tennessee business to prison for illegal asbestos removal, including not providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers handling cancer-causing materials.
The case involves the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material at the former Liberty Fibert Plant in Hamblen County, TN. A&E Salvage bought the [...]

(VIDEO) Comical Electrical Safety Meeting Opener No Comments

Related Electrical Safety Training DVDs:

Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environment PART I
Discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves. View Product

Electrical Safety Training Video
Reminds employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need. View Product

Electrical Safety: What is [...]

A Mini-Guide to Minimizing Back and Shoulder Injuries February 9, 2015 No Comments

Lifting and moving objects safely at work is something many people have to deal with — especially if they work in a factory or warehouse. Yet not everyone knows how to safely lift objects from the floor, and not everyone has the strength to lift. So, before you throw your back out, here’s what you [...]

Most-Cited OSHA Standards and Their Cost to Businesses No Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in the year 2013, 4,405 fatal injuries happened at workplaces in the United States. The figure may seem large when considered by itself, but comparatively, it represents a reduction of almost 25 percent in fatal injuries since 2003. Nowadays, businesses are prioritizing safety and have made progress [...]

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