More than 80 free safety and health training classes and sessions
August 18, 2016
Safety Fest TN is on again! The 5th annual event will be held September 12th - 16th in Oak Ridge and Knoxville and will feature over 80 free safety and health classes, sessions and demonstrations. In addition to the free classes, a Safety Expo and Safety Demonstrations will take place on September 13th and 14th along with the “Secret City” Fire Officer Conference on September 14th and 15th.
Acclaimed author and entrepreneur John Spence will give the keynote presentation at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Fall Conference, which will be held Oct. 24 and 25 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.
Messe Düsseldorf will extend its worldwide occupational safety and health trade show portfolio by organizing the new INOS+H Expo from March 6 – 8, 2017 at the Vigyan Bhavan Exhibition Center in New Delhi, India. Held concurrently will be the occupational safety conference “Vision Zero” of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).
ISO 45001 has been called a game-changer for the OSH profession. It’s expected that when the standard is published—likely sometime in early 2017—it will have a big effect on occupational safety and health practices.
New to the conference this year were flash sessions, which offered attendees a condensed version of some of the longer sessions. These 15-minute sessions were held throughout the day on small stages set up on the expo floor. Speakers who had longer talks later in the conference were able to go through quick tips or focal points from their speech for those who may not have had the time to attend the full-length session.
After ASSE Safety 2016 came to a close, ASSE's 2016-17 President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, shared his first message with ASSE members. He said he wants to focus on making meaningful connections through ASSE, which is timely as many professionals likely did just that in Atlanta.
In today’s workplace, fatigue is four times more likely to contribute to workplace impairment than drugs or alcohol, Susan Sawatzky of In-Scope Solutions said Monday. Yet this prevalent health and safety risk is still largely under-recognized by the majority of organizations and industries, she said.
When it comes to ladder safety, avoiding fines and fatalities is a big concern. Three of OSHA’s top ten “serious” violations in 2015 were related to falls. Every day, one person dies in a ladder-related accident. Fall prevention is a focal point for safety leaders.