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“Anything That Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong” – Murphy’s LawBelieved to only be a rare event, arc flash can happen to any employee at any point when dealing with electrical equipment or machinery. The right conditions can cause a catastrophic event. It’s important employees and employers understand what arc flash is, how it happens,…

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During 2018 OSHA was already proposing plans to revise regulations and update standards for 2019. Not only will it be pertinent for incidents to be tracked and turned in at the end of the year using OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), but OSHA also plans on increasing the maximum penalty amounts…

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All chemicals in the workplace must be properly labeled which includes pictograms showcasing the types of chemical hazards present on those labels. OSHA requires these pictograms to inform any person(s) in contact with that chemical of the type of exposure they risk being vulnerable to. Pictograms provide a quick visual warning of the chemical dangers…

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What is PPE? PPE otherwise known as Personal Protective Equipment is the safety equipment worn to minimize the risk of exposure to hazards or injuries on the job site. Personal Protective Equipment can include: Head Protection – Hard Hat (Class A, Class B, Class C), Bump Hat Hearing Protection – Earmuffs, Single-use Earplugs, Molded or…

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With proper safety training and an air-tight safety program in your workplace, you won’t have to write too many incident reports. However, sometimes things slip through the cracks and it results in an incident or near-miss. When this happens, it’s not only mandated by OSHA to report it, but it can be imperative in future…

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In the spirit of the season, we decided to take the time to map out our favorite 7 Halloween monsters and ghoulish safety precautions they represent.  Freddy Kreuger = Workplace Fatigue 1…2… Freddy’s coming for you….Trying to stay awake when you are tired or feeling exhausted can be hard to control. Workplace fatigue is dangerous and…

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Recently, sexual harassment has become a big issue brought to light by the media. From famous entertainers, political representatives and even big industry leaders, sexual harassment is more common than ever. Unfortunately, it has always been a reoccurring issue in the workplace environment.So what is sexual harassment? When you hear sexual harassment the first thought…

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This general forklift safety overview will cover the basic standards and OSHA requirements for driving an industrial truck. Forklifts or lift trucks are common machines used in industrial, construction and various other workplace settings. These types of powered industrial trucks are used to raise, lower, move, and relocate materials on the job site. OSHA requires…

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A few years ago, we might have answered DVDs when someone asked us the easiest training format. You could easily buy and play them on a TV or laptop if needed. Now, DVD ports are not the norm in laptops and computers, and it can be expensive to find an external DVD player. Not to…

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One thing that should be known is that most companies these days are doing their safety training “in-house”. This essentially means internal safety training is delivered either by a full-time, or contractor, safety or EHS manager using DVDs, USB or online safety videos, or by a Learning Management System loaded with specific courses that the…

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LOCKOUT/TAGOUT TRAINING : SECURE SAFELY Atlantic Training has just released their brand new Lockout/Tagout Training that covers OSHA standard updates. It has made it’s debut, and this new training features high quality footage and engaging animations throughout the training. The OSHA standard “establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of hazardous energy.” (Department of Labor.)…

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It’s a warm day, and the whole neighborhood that was cooped up inside all winter has suddenly come alive. The once cold, barren streets now have children playing on lawns, teens engaged in lawn games and parents doing outdoor chores. You get a faint, smoky scent of someone grilling with every warm breeze that passes over your…

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Blended Learning refers to the training method that incorporates both instructor led training and online interactive training. With a big team, it can be hard to train everyone at once. Even when it’s scheduled, things come up in employees lives that deter them from being present for training. Some locations are tough to get to,…

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The new OSHA silica standard aims “to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime” according to the OSHA website.  Crystalline silica exposure is…

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A new analysis released on May 8th by Quest Diagnostics shows that employee drug use, such as the use of cocaine, methamphetamines, and marijuana by American workers has increased to it’s high point in over ten years. The average drug positivity rate for the American workforce was hovering around 4.2% in 2017 and 2016. But…

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Whether if it’s a cat in the tree or an alien life-form looking to destroy Earth, superheroes in film and on television are constantly putting themselves in harms way to save the day. Some have super powers like strength, or the ability to fly, but some are just normal with fancy suits and armor. No…

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A “near miss” refers to the few harrowing seconds during an accident in which someone narrowly escapes being seriously injured or killed. A near miss can be extremely scary, but they often serve the purpose of teaching lessons about a hidden safety risk. Reporting and investigating a near-miss through a thorough accident investigation allows us…

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(VERNON, CT)- 55 year old Anita Goodwin was working in an apartment complex when she fells through an open hole to the second story just 10 feet below. She landed on concrete and sustained serious injuries. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died from the injuries she sustained during the fall. Goodwin…

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Online Training, also known as eLearning, has become a foundational solution in workplaces all over the world. In fact, over 70% of workplaces are conducting some form of online safety training. eLearning has given people the ease of training at anytime, anywhere, with the use of computer, tablet or phone and internet connection. This new…

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In March 2018, the final publication of ISO 45001 was introduced after nearly 5 years of development from a collaboration containing over 70 countries. ISO 45001 is a new global standard for occupational health and safety management systems that’ll provide solutions and structure to ensure worker safety. Importantly, this new standard will create a new…

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Scissor lifts! And no I’m not talking about the ab-busting exercise at the gym that wouldn’t hurt for me to do to counteract the beer I drink on the weekends. I’m talking about the elevated work platform that received it’s name “scissor lift” due to the cross design of the steel beams used to increase…

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Forklift Safety Tips Forklifts are obviously a very large, heavy piece of industrial equipment, so naturally, they can pose a lot of safety hazards on not only the driver, but those working around it. That being said, it’s important that the use of forklifts is done in a safe manner, so that construction sites and…

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Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of supervisors and safety managers begin each week, or even each day, with a safety message prior to the start of work. These safety messages are referred to as toolbox talks, tailgate talks, safety talks, or safety moments at most companies. Whatever you decide call them, they are an…

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See which ones of our stories safety pros were most interested in reading this year.  We ranked the posts by your clicks. On to the countdown! OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2017. We start our top 10 list with … a top 10 list. This one is an annual favorite. There’s no better way to…

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A bridge inspector died when he was pinned between an aerial lift and an overpass beam. His employer contested death benefits for his widow, arguing he violated a work rule. How did a court decide this case? Tripat Mann worked for M.A. Beech Corp. in Pennsylvania as a bridge inspector. One day in June 2013,…

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Following the Texas church shooting outside of San Antonio that killed 26 and injured 20 more, many local police forces are offering active shooter training to area churches and leaders of faith. Despite that church is the last place one would expect violence, a recent string of mass shootings in random public areas such as schools,…

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Depending on New Year’s resolutions to lose weight isn’t a way to rationalize poor eating habits, according to the American Heart Association. In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, the American Heart Association (AHA) is kicking off a month-long campaign to encourage people to make healthier choices. The AHA has designated November as Eat Smart…

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First published here It’s vitally important to take safety precautions when working with electricity. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding the safe handling of electricity documented below will help you while working with electricity. 1. Avoid water at all times when working with…

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We’ve all thought it before…“it won’t happen to me”. While this confidence may come in many variations, it’s often the cause of us arrogantly brushing off common safety initiatives. Every time our confidence fuels the decision to not take even minor safety precautions, we’re actively choosing the option with the most risk associated with it….

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Omaha, Neb.- Fortunately for her sexual assault safety training, Sherri Hinkel knew exactly what to do the moment that impending feeling of discomfort came over her. During a private home showing between Hinkel and 26-year-old Michael Beat, the red flags repeatedly reared their uncomfortable faces. It was her sexual assault training that allowed her to spot…

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We recently sent out a survey to thousands of safety professionals all over the United States, and we managed to gain responses from over six hundred of them. We wanted to know more about their safety training methods, the biggest challenges they face with safety training, and how their organization views safety training in general….

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One of the biggest challenges that small businesses face is ensuring the safety and health of their employees. Limited budgets and resources restrict the amount of time and devotion that small businesses can spend maintaining workplace safety compliance. Because of this, workplace safety is a growing concern among small business owners. Specifically, 35 percent of the…

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Good ‘ol fashion manual labor can certainly be tough on the body of the working man (and woman!). In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research States that “The rate at which health deteriorates with age is faster in manual occupations than in non-manual occupations. For many people, work wears out their health” [3]. Now, this doesn’t…

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Is it less expensive than traditional training methods like safety training DVD’s? Yes, online safety training is typically less expensive than traditional methods like DVDs for a variety of reasons. Here’s why: Online safety training gets less expensive the more people you have taking the training You do not have to buy a new DVD…

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Wonder what it looks like when you fail to carry through with proper safety measures? These 10 GIF’s accurately sum it up. 1. Lack of Fall Protection via GIPHY 2. The riskiness of not wearing EYE Protection via GIPHY 3. Your Safety Manager When You Goof Around via GIPHY 4. When you don’t know what to do during a…

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Workplace safety shouldn’t be taboo. In fact, it’s a legal requirement to protect workers and to abide by the regulations of OSHA and other risk management companies. That being said, the average safety training course can take at least one hour to conduct and can take even longer to retain. Though this time away from…

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I’ve personally wondered for quite some time now if fear-based safety is actually effective. In my opinion, nothing good has ever come out of anything “fear-based”. “Fear-based” logic is almost always inaccurate, heightened, chaotic, and ultimately ineffective and even harmful. It almost seems counter-productive to the cause it’s trying to secure, and to me almost seems…

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**We have a newer blog post about Writing an Effective Incident Report. Get access to downloadable materials that will help guide and instruct you on the procedures you need to take to be successful. (Click here to read)**Jack Benton from EHS Safety News America shares with us the key elements in writing a good and…

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Our blog post “20 Important Safety Tips for Forklifts” was very well received, we’re thrilled so many people were able to find value in the information. Because of that, we created a forklift safety tips infographic with the information from that blog post so that you can download it and use it as a handout,…

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Who doesn’t love the full moon, right? It’s so beautiful to look at. It lights up the night sky with a mystic, milky light splashing over the stars that seem to carry its light further and further across the earth’s land. It makes me stop and think about the beauty of life, the wonders, and…

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Have you been waiting to update that lockout/tagout training video? Now just might be the time. Marcom has just released it’s brand new lockout/tagout safety training video with never before seen film footage and thorough information regarding the importance of lockout/tagout training. Lockout/tagout continues to stand at number 5 of OSHA’s top 10 most violated…

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Maintaining employee safety should always be a major concern of business owners. It can prevent traumatic injury or death, and save your company a lot of money in worker’s compensation payouts and lawsuits. There are a number of effective practices that can improve the safety of your employees and create a business culture that values…

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I can’t help but feel like every “surprise inspection”  for anything, ever, is nerve racking. I remember teachers inspecting our desks and cubbies for cleanliness back in grade school. Mine was always a wreck…old, unidentifiable food, broken crayons, dirty socks, old homework and tests…basically a lot of kid-nastiness. It’s not that I was lazy, it’s just that I…

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Lifting and moving patients either in a healthcare institution or at home can be dangerous task, as doing so improperly can injure the patient or damage the lift. The FDA has a comprehensive download that breaks down the ways to lift patients safely in this colorful handout; but we’ve compiled the information from that handout below:…

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Loading (QUIZ) How well do you know forklift safety? Think you know how to operate a forklift safely? Truth is, there are a lot of elements involved in the safe operation, storage, etc. of forklifts. So much so, that they are one of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations each year. Take this…

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The Red Cross has had their fourth of July safety tips for quite some time, and luckily they resurface at about this time each year. We all know they’re necessary- because like the title of this article suggests, fireworks, booze, and heat along with water sports, outdoor toys, etc. are typically all involved in the…

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Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don’t believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don’t know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out – tag out (control of hazardous…

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Forklift Safety Day is an annual event hosted by the Industrial Truck Association held in Washington, D.C. and other major cities. Members of the ITA will focus on educating and re-educating government officials, business entities, and forklift operators about the major safety precautions and measures that are necessary for the operation of forklifts. This year’s…

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When we think of the word “bullying”, our minds almost always place us in grade school- imagining a bigger kid picking on a smaller one, or picturing teenage girls whispering about a less “popular” girl. While we’d like to think that bullying is confined to the young, naive, ignorant minds of schoolchildren, the simple fact…

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Asbestos has been used in various building materials for decades. Its use has been widely praised until it was discovered that asbestos has been linked to various lung diseases found in workers who have had long-term exposure to it. It has since been banned for use in building material, but many older buildings still contain…

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Bet you can’t. These GIFs are all taken from safety training videos and safety PSA that are considered “high impact”. In other words, the tactic they use to make sure their message resonates with the audience is through creating fear. They use images and clips of safety negligence leading to terrifyingly gruesome accidents. I’ve seen some…

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First Aid is defined as the emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained. This free, downloadable OSHA First-Aid guide breaks down the fundamentals concerning workplace first aid and gives best practices on how to implement a workplace first aid program. It’ll help your company ensure that…

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Loading Do you know basic First Aid and CPR? Need the training? We have First Aid Training online or on DVD. 

I can’t imagine kissing a loved one goodbye one morning to set out on a usual, routine day of work…only to have it be the last time I ever see them. Sadly, that’s the reality for the families of the 4,000 workers killed at work every year, according to OSHA. Additionally, OSHA also reports that…

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This fact sheet by Solvchem includes pictograms used by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals to communicate the hazards associated with various chemicals, which hazard classifications the pictogram applies to, and a brief description. Click Here to Download the Hazard Communication Cheat SheetThis cheat sheet was graciously given to us by…

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It’s sad. It’s tragic. It has an impact profound enough to rattle an entire nation; launching citizens, students and employees into a state of fear and panic. While science and research hasn’t quite allowed us to pinpoint the mental and psychological reasons behind why school or workplace shootings take place, we have been able to…

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You’re all guilty. Yup, including me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve scolded myself for doing something while driving that has taken my attention away from the road. I’ve eaten while driving, texted, applied lipstick, dug through my purse, etc. I’ve also seen other adults do similar things- eat, text, change the music,…

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Understanding the OSHA regulations required for your industry can be challenging. OSHA has provided a comprehensive guide to their regulations, definitions, and code to reference when preparing for safety training solutions. This 270 page OSHA safety training guide covers each code, what they entail in terms of requirements, and how it ties to your industry….

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I know, hearing the word probably places you right back in high school chemistry class, begrudgingly memorizing the periodic table of elements. That class came in handy because Beryllium is actually very prevalent in industrial operations, and whether you know it or not you’ve likely been in contact with it at one point or another. In…

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The “winds of change” seem to be howling pretty loudly already in 2017, and the same can be said in terms of workplace safety, where we can expect to see some emerging safety trends, OSHA regulation updates, and new methods of safety promotion — all of which are expected to contribute to the ease and…

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You may find yourself tasked with entering a confined space for your construction, industrial or other heavy industry occupation. Let me be the first to say, thank you. Thank you for going into that tiny, anxiety-inducing space to complete a task that needs to be done for the rest of us. You have no idea how…

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In an effort to reduce the high number of fall injuries and fatalities sustained each year in general industry, OSHA is updating it’s walking and working surfaces standard to better clarify safety requirements in both training and inspection. OSHA states that “falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the…

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A recent study surveying over 2,200 part-time and full-time female employees concluded that sexual harassment is sadly still very rampant in American workplaces. It is estimated that about 1 in 3 women between the ages or 18-34 have been sexually harassed at work, and 81% of women have been verbally sexually harassed (jokes, name-calling, etc.)….

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Every now and then we’ll get a notification that a product has been…dun dun dun….recalled. Which isn’t necessarily surprising considering most of our products are now mass produced and are there for at risk for faulty manufacturing. Looks like 2017 already has some product recalls, so if you were thinking of getting one of these…

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Project labor agreements feature article — Jan. 17 Project labor agreements are a consistent debate in the construction industry, as employer-focused groups like the Associated General Contractors and the Associated Builders and Contractors maintain they restrict competition and don’t take into consideration the large portion of workers who have no union affiliation. However, proponents of…

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The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) has published its fourth annual Top 10 Workplace Trends list. Several of the trends on this list signify great changes in the way workplaces function. #10. Increased Focus on Employee Health and Wellness Stress has become a fact of life for today’s average employee, whether it is…

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Winter weather certainly can be a downer. No one likes the feeling of being cold…it’s uncomfortable and a total nuisance. Especially when working outdoors. You then don all your outdoor gear and you get too hot underneath all those clothes after a few minutes of hard labor. There’s no winning, is there? Sigh, winter you…

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by Matthew Philip for OHS online In the business of safety, supervision involvement in the safety function is always a critical topic of discussion. In many ways, effective safety leadership is a critical skill that any current or would-be supervisor must master. A team’s supervisor, the most vital and critical link to safety on the…

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President-elect Trump is set to nominate fast food millionaire Andrew Puzder to be the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. So, what does he think about OSHA and occupational safety? Puzder is CEO of CKE, parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants. His record on OSHA and safety is similar to Trump’s: He’s said very…

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While many employers acknowledge that healthy workers are more productive workers, and contribute to lower healthcare costs, a new poll shows that most working Americans do not have employer-provided wellness benefits. In the poll, commissioned by Workplace Options, a leading global provider of integrated employee well-being services, 55 percent of working Americans report having no…

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10 Safest Companies In America and the ‘Extraordinary’ Ways They Did It EHS Today recently announced their “2016 America’s Safest Companies Awards” (HERE) There are no clear criteria on the results page as to how this is judged but the application form (download here) makes for interesting reading – the first few pages are devoted…

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Anyone who knows anything about construction knows that not only is it an incredibly laborious industry, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. Based on past statistics, we’ve been able to narrow down the bulk of safety risks in construction to four often fatal accidents known as the “Fatal Four”. Which, if eliminated, would save about 545 workers’ lives…

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I think it goes without saying that you obviously should not try these at home. We’re not condoning unsafe behavior, no matter how hilarious it may or may not be. So despite that these 10 construction workers gave us a good laugh by reinventing uses for their machines, we probably don’t need to tell you…

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There are A LOT of industries out there, all of which have their own topics that are relevant to them. We have a bunch of topics already, but we want to know what topics you want to see on our blog! Or if you have any general suggestions about our blog, we’d love to hear…

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Unless you’re a robot, it’s almost a guarantee that at one point another you’ll have to approach someone about something they might’ve done either intentionally or unintentionally. Most people find extreme discomfort in the act of confronting someone in order to absolve an issue and reach a common ground. We do so for numerous reasons,…

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Let me first start by saying that I don’t have children. Therefore, in no way am I condemning any parents here. The list of minor safety hazards I have in my house are probably endless, so I assure you I’m not holier than thou. It seems to me as though you can be the most perfect parent…

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With everything we do in life, there’s good and bad moments. This is especially true at our workplaces. At work, we have those moments where we feel amazing, and we power through our day. Other times, we just can’t shake the feeling of being distracted, tired, etc. These 18 hilarious GIF’s show the feelings we’ve…

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I mentioned last week that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it is also Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. I distinctly remember one night when I was living in the city, I heard my neighbors next…

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You’ve heard the term asbestos, and I’m sure you’ve heard that it’s linked to a type of cancer called Mesothelioma. But you find yourself wondering “what does that mean for me?” For the longest time, I had absolutely no idea what either of them really were, and it wasn’t until I started working at Atlantic Training…

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So we’re straying a little bit from our usual topics involving workplace safety because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you never touched by the dark, rampant reign of cancer of any kind, you’re lucky. When it comes to breast cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among…

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“No PPE for me!” said Jim, a gruff construction guy, for Jim knew he was skilled, and he wouldn’t get killed on scaffolding 20 feet high. But sadly for Jim, who took one little step, just a little too far to the right, that without fall protection, a life-saving connection, he would become a grotesque bloody sight.“No…

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Seriously, We’re Depending On You In a harmless social setting among family and friends, we virtually can’t talk about race, culture or gender disparities in America without there being some sort of disagreement regarding our perceptions about how said disparities unfold in front of our very eyes. Everyone seems to have something to say about religion,…

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The 10 Commandments For The OHS Person First Published Here Introduction OHS people often complain about lack of progress in driving OHS Management and OHS Learning change. Frankly this is often because they are not particularly organised and do not use appropriate processes. The paper OHS Change Management / Project Management provides some insight. The…

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We might be beating a dead horse here, as you’ve probably already been involved in countless forklift safety training sessions, toolbox talks, etc. But it’s easy to forget what we learn in forklift training modules and we quickly become numb to the same old repetitive safety precautions that they become void of any true meaning…

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The year is 1990. Pretty Woman was one of the top grossing movies, and we were on the brink of one of the most technological advancements of all time. Grunge was starting to be the fashion, and the wild, loud, erratic styles of the ’80’s were on their way out (gone, but never forgotten). It…

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“VICE: Tell us about yourself. Do you consume human blood? Galatea: I am a modern vampire. I was awakened at a very early age. It is part of who I am. It’s very beautiful, very spiritual. I do consume real human blood. Oh yes, I have read all the medical hoo-ha about no human having…

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Alright look, I’m no saint. Because of the field I work in, I see a lot of forklift videos and the kid inside me wants to get on a forklift and ride it around a warehouse in a fun and probably wreckless manner. I’d probably experiment with picking things up and putting them down, and…

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Dave’s alarm clock blared, signaling another day at the factory. For some reason, he found it especially difficult to rise out of bed that day. His wife wasn’t due up for another 45 minutes, so he silenced his alarm clock, kissed her cheek gently and rose to get ready for work as usual. He arrived…

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OSHA, as we know, is always on the move. Now that it’s HCS or Hazard Communication Standard has aligned itself with the GHS or Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in the United States [1], there is a June 1 deadline for changes in complaince to take place. For example, if you’re…

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I often find myself (arrogantly) believing that because I work in a non-threatening office setting, I’m impervious to workplace safety hazards. I look around the typical office and I see non-threatening fluorescent lighting, drab carpets, innocent office chairs and complacent computers. It’s not like I’m risking my life walking up on tall buildings or working…

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OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that, prior to its inception in 1971, some 14,000 workers were killed on the job each year.  Though the most recent accident statistics are not yet complete, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just 4,679 workplace deaths in 2014, up a little from 2012 (4,628)…

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In today’s environment, delivering efficient and effective workplace safety training has become more important than ever.  The ever-changing environment of workplace training is a model that will continue to be dynamic. In the beginning, these classes were strictly held in the classroom, requiring the entire team to stop working and sit through extensive safety training….

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Hospitals and medical facilities alike, are challenged each day with the responsibility of keeping their patients healthy while also keeping them safe. With these goals and challenges at hand, medical staff find that they are both intertwined. Patient safety concerns find themselves going hand-and-hand with patient health concerns. With areas such as administering medication, patient…

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The United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS hazard communication) is due to be fully implemented in the United States within the year.   According to OSHA, “The new standard covers over 43 million workers who produce or handle hazardous chemicals in more than five million workplaces across the country. The…

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Many workplaces utilize compressed gas cylinders on a daily basis whether it’s for refrigeration, welding, heating or other various uses. These cylinders, assist in day-to-day work, can be quite dangerous and pose as a serious safety risk for your workforce. Each year, over 5,000 workers are injured at the workplace due to mishandling compressed gas…

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Each day, 12 workers die at their job while another 10,000 workers suffer serious job-related injuries. Even looking at these astounding figures, employers can prevent these events from happening at their worksite. With a comprehensive program incorporating the employers and employees, the risk of injury and illness can be nearly eliminated. That’s what our I2P2:…

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments respond to more than 7,000 fires in eating and drinking establishments in the U.S each year.  Of these, more than half (57%) originate in the kitchen, ignited by cooking equipment.  These fires cause hundreds of injuries and multiple deaths, and lead to an average of…

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Fitness and Wellness training from Atlantic Training provides the information and inspiration employees need to achieve these benefits by eating right, exercising and reducing stress.  It shows them how to set and reach reasonable goals while eliminating bad habits like smoking, alcohol and drug use that can hold them back. And Atlantic’s updated Fitness and Wellness program…

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Every year, hundreds of employee deaths and thousands of injuries occur in and around confined spaces. In 1993 OSHA addressed these hazards in the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard for General Industry. Its May 2015 Confined Spaces in Construction Standard (slated for full enforcement starting October 2) extends similar protections to workers in the construction industry….

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Richard Hawk remembers the first image that popped onto his computer screen when he ran a search for safety meetings. It was of four guys in the back of a room with their heads down, sleeping.

“It’s one slide I use,” he says. “It’s gets a big laugh…

10. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Hourly mean wage: $40.09 Annual mean wage: $83,390  9. Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Hourly mean wage: $40.14 Annual mean wage: $83,480 8. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Hourly mean wage: $40.21 Annual mean wage: $83,650 7. Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Hourly mean wage: $40.34 Annual mean wage: $83,910 6. Springfield, MA-CT Hourly mean wage: $40.51 Annual mean…

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Is online safety training really as effective as classroom safety training? In this article, we’ll answer this question using the latest available research. Although the science is not settled on this subject, the vast majority of studies have fallen into these two categories: No statistically detectable difference was found between the efficacy of classroom training…

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Workplace safety does not receive much mainstream exposure. The vast majority of the U.S population does not know what OSHA is or what it regulates. We’re intent on changing that.  In this post, we’ll analyze the $250 million dollar 90’s blockbuster Enemy of the State and NBC’s The Office for OSHA violations. A special thanks…

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Democrats and Republicans could not be more different in their fundamental views of government spending and regulation but are these views reflected in their administration of OSHA? OSHA Fines Under U.S Presidents Increasing maximum OSHA fines requires action from Congress which has been repeatedly blocked under the current Republican congress. However, that hasn’t stopped OSHA from…

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Bethesda, MD — About three-quarters of U.S. adults say burnout among health care professionals is a concern and fear that it compromises their own safety and the level of care they receive, according to the results of a recent Harris Poll survey commissioned by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Researchers surveyed more than 2,000…

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For the past 30 years, Joel Vetter, chief of fire rescue services for Suffolk County, New York, has seen an evolution in the types of threats that call for emergency preparedness. He’s observed schools and the American public at large move from simple procedures such as stop, drop and roll to full-scale drills to prepare…

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For many people struggling to cope with the pressures of life in a 24/7, on-demand world, sleep gets relegated to the bottom of their to-do list. Sleep is sacrificed to squeeze in an extra hour of productivity, or because rest time is equated with wasted time. “In America, we have a long-standing culture of thinking,…

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Safely managing hazardous materials isn’t just a series of tasks for the crew at the receiving dock to complete. Recognizing every area where hazardous materials are handled, stored, used, transported and collected is the first step in creating trainings that minimize risk and promote safe work practices throughout the facility. Just as technicians in a…

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The threats that make enclosure thermal management necessary to begin with reach the height of their destructive energies all at once, once a year, in the summertime. While some logistics of manufacturing become vastly less complicated in the summer sun, several interrelated changes in the weather threaten the critical electronics that allow production lines to…

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Unlike other types of safety training that employees use every day, active shooter instructions are the kind that you hope they’ll never have to depend upon. In the case of the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, TX, active shooter training may have saved dozens of lives. Long-term Walmart employee Gilbert Serna was…

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San Francisco — Attorneys general of 10 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency’s refusal to issue a rule to further regulate asbestos – a known human carcinogen. In a lawsuit filed June 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…

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“We are in the Wild Wild West when it comes to CBD,” Adele Abrams exclaimed to a crowded room of attendees at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety 2019 conference. The employment law attorney and president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltville, Md. isn’t far from the truth….

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A worker’s supervisors saw him pass out while on the job. But his employer says the worker never gave formal notice of his workplace injury. Did a court award him workers’ comp benefits? Otis Nero worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. On June 20, 2012, Nero was part of a SCDOT road crew….

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