Dave serves on the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association (NESHTA) Board of Directors. He earned his master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1997.
One of the most misunderstood portions of the OSHA confined space standard for general industry is the rescue requirement. Many employers don’t manage their confined space entry risks because they fail to adequately assess the hazards and recognize the need for rescue services.
During a packed technical session at the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California, Wesley Wheeler, director of safety with the National Electrical Contractors Association, addressed key questions about the roles and responsibilities of electrical contractors and employers that hire them.
Every year more than 100 people lose their lives in forklift incidents, and thousands more are injured. Forklift tipovers are the leading cause of fatalities involving forklifts, representing about 25 percent of all forklift-related deaths, according to OSHA. Keep reading for important forklift safety tips in honor of National Forklift Safety Day.
As injury rates decrease, complacency increases. In turn, complacency leads to human errors that cause injuries. It’s a paradox explained by Don Wilson, vice president of SafeStart Division of Electrolab Training Systems at his opening keynote presentation, The War Against Complacency: Proven Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Human Factor Errors, delivered during the BLR® Safety Summit last week in Austin, Texas.