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July 18, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—July 14, 2014, to July 18, 2014

This week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed common hazard communication mistakes; shared tips for complying with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard; and gave a basic outline for a chemical spill response training session.

Common HazCom mistakes and tips for complianceHazard communication often figures prominently on OSHA’s annual Top 10 Violations list. Find out why so many employers fall short of HazCom requirements.

Make sure your HazCom training is GHS-compliantHazCom training must now include information about the new GHS format for safety data sheets (SDSs) and GHS-compliant labels.

Make sure your workers are safe from unexpected machine startupsWorkers are at risk of severe injury and death during machine maintenance and servicing if proper lockout/tagout procedures are not followed.

Ensure compliance with OSHA’s lockout standardOSHA’s lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) requires employers and employees to take proper steps to prevent unexpected machine startup accidents.

Chemical spill response trainingTaking immediate and appropriate action after a chemical spill can save lives. If hazardous chemicals are present at your facility, train employees in how to react should an emergency occur. This Advisor gives you a basic outline for a chemical spill training session.

BLR’s Safety Daily Advisor is a free, daily source of workplace safety tips, news, and advice.

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