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Speaker's Notes:
Seasoned safety lawyer Adele Abrams will brief you on enforcement strategies, regulatory developments, and outreach efforts to expect from OSHA in 2015—and what you can do to prepare now.
Guidance Documents:
Seasoned safety lawyer Adele Abrams will brief you on enforcement strategies, regulatory developments, and outreach efforts to expect from OSHA in 2015—and what you can do to prepare now.
Checklists:
The hazards of work in confined spaces come from toxic, explosive, or asphyxiating atmospheres, from entrapment, or from engulfment by liquid or small particles such as grain or sawdust. Use this Confined Spaces in Construction checklist to ensure you are meeting all your regulatory requirements. This checklist is to be used by entry employer at multiemployer worksites.
Speaker's Notes:
This webinar will get you up to speed on OSHA’s new rules for recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses, which went into effect on January 1, 2015.
Guidance Documents:
This webinar will get you up to speed on OSHA’s new rules for recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses, which went into effect on January 1, 2015.
Speaker's Notes:
Achieving safety excellence requires you to involve employees in every aspect of safety, from the initial development of your safety program to their day-to-day performance. In this webinar, you'll learn how to develop, implement, and track the progress of an employee-driven safety program. You’ll learn to get senior management, supervisors, and—most importantly—employees, on board with your safety program so you can take it to the next level.
Guidance Documents:
Achieving safety excellence requires you to involve employees in every aspect of safety, from the initial development of your safety program to their day-to-day performance. In this webinar, you'll learn how to develop, implement, and track the progress of an employee-driven safety program. You'll learn to get senior management, supervisors, and—most importantly—employees, on board with your safety program so you can take it to the next level.
Speaker's Notes:
In this in-depth webinar, you'll learn how to develop and implement an effective workplace violence prevention program with a focus on active shooter events at your workplace. Your presenter, the former head of OSHA and a seasoned safety lawyer, will go over the FBI’s recent findings on active shooter incidents, and will show you the best strategies for preventing them and reducing their impact on your employees.
Guidance Documents:
In this in-depth webinar, you'll learn how to develop and implement an effective workplace violence prevention program with a focus on active shooter events at your workplace. Your presenter, the former head of OSHA and a seasoned safety lawyer, will go over the FBI’s recent findings on active shooter incidents, and will show you the best strategies for preventing them and reducing their impact on your employees.
Checklists:
Ladders at construction worksites must be inspected by a competent person for visible defects on a periodic basis and following any incident that could affect their safe use. Use this printable checklist to assess the condition of the portable ladders at your worksite.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue features important information on working safely in hot conditions, tips for summer food safety, and an overview of the recent changes to OSHA's Job Safety and Health—It's the Law poster.
Questions & Answers:
Stationary process containers, such as storage tanks, are considered secondary containers. The HazCom 2012 standard specifically states that secondary containers must have the same information as the original GHS label elements (pictograms, etc) or “Product identifier and words, pictures, symbols, or combination thereof.”
This Heat Stress Prevention Plan applies to any work operations involving activities that have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees engaged in such operations. The plan provides information on work/rest cycles.
White Papers:
It’s important to keep the workplace clean—free of dirt, germs, mildew, and other substances that can harm your workers’ health. But the chemicals used to keep the workplace clean can cause health problems, too. To reduce the risks of dangerous exposures, refresh your workers’ understanding of the safe work practices that apply to the use of cleaning chemicals with the following checklist.
Training Tips:
In today’s Training Tip, we present an exercise that allows trainees to begin to develop a training session that meets a need at their workplace. Trainees will write objectives, plan content, plan methods of encouraging participation, and develop exercises or proficiency demonstrations for evaluating participants.
Questions & Answers:
Attics can be considered confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces under the new standard. Before your workers can enter a confined space, you must provide pre-entry planning.
The incident is recordable because the employee received medical treatment beyond first aid from the first physician—he or she was given a prescription medication. According to OSHA in this letter of interpretation, medical treatment includes a prescription a healthcare professional issues, whether that prescription is filled or not.
Updated Documents
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132430training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Workplace-Safety-Update-for-2015-The-Latest-OSHA-E/OSHA Speaker's Notes Workplace Safety Update for 2015: The Latest OSHA Enforcement Initiatives and Regulations
132431reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Workplace-Safety-Update-for-2015-The-Latest-OSHA-E-132431/OSHA Guidance Documents Workplace Safety Update for 2015: The Latest OSHA Enforcement Initiatives and Regulations [Webinar]
132432timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Confined-spaces-in-construction-entry-employer-che/Confined Spaces (Construction)Checklists Confined spaces in construction entry employer checklist
132433training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/OSHA-300-Recordkeeping-and-Reporting-Your-Changing/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Speaker's Notes OSHA 300 Recordkeeping and Reporting: Your Changing Requirements and How to Comply in 2015
132434reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/OSHA-300-Recordkeeping-and-Reporting-Your-Changing-132434/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Guidance Documents OSHA 300 Recordkeeping and Reporting: Your Changing Requirements and How to Comply in 2015 [Webinar]
132435training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Employee-Driven-Safety-How-to-Grab-Workers-Attenti/Safety AttitudeSpeaker's Notes Employee-Driven Safety: How to Grab Workers' Attention, Harness Their Buy-In, and Achieve Safety Excellence
132436reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Employee-Driven-Safety-How-to-Grab-Workers-Attenti-132436/Safety AttitudeGuidance Documents Employee-Driven Safety: How to Grab Workers' Attention, Harness Their Buy-In, and Achieve Safety Excellence [Webinar]
132437training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Active-Shooter-in-the-Workplace-How-to-Effectively/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes Active Shooter in the Workplace: How to Effectively Respond with a Survivor's Mindset and Reduce the Risk of Devastating Consequences
132438reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Active-Shooter-in-the-Workplace-How-to-Effectively-132438/Violence in the WorkplaceGuidance Documents Active Shooter in the Workplace: How to Effectively Respond with a Survivor's Mindset and Reduce the Risk of Devastating Consequences [Webinar]
132426timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/construction-safety/ladders-construction/Portable-Ladder-Inspection-Checklist-for-Construct/Ladders (Construction)Checklists Portable Ladder Inspection Checklist for Construction
132422employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/July-2015-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters July 2015 Safety Works for Employees
132423faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/What-are-the-new-OSHA-labeling-requirements-for-st/Labels Questions & Answers What are the new OSHA labeling requirements for stationary bulk CO2 tanks?
132413faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Do-you-have-any-sample-workrest-plans-Or-is-there-/Heat and ColdQuestions & Answers Do you have any sample work/rest plans? Or is there guidance from NIOSH about work/rest plans depending on the heat index?
132410reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Cleaning-product-safety-checklsit/Chemical HazardsWhite Papers Cleaning product safety checklsit
132411training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Train-your-trainers-to-develop-effective-training-/Training Training Tips Train your trainers to develop effective training sessions
132400faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/With-the-new-Construction-Confined-Space-Standard-/Confined SpacesQuestions & Answers Our employees at times have to look into an attic to see the level of insulation. Is this a confined space and entry into a confined space under the new confined spaces in construction standard?
132396faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/An-employee-working-in-a-manufacturing-facility-pu/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers Employees receives conflicting physician diagnosis. First physician prescribes pain meds but employee does not fill prescription. Is this a recordable injury?
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