Heavy equipment is an integral part of many industries, but safe operation of this massive machinery requires comprehensive and consistent safety training. How can managers and supervisors strengthen their training programs to ensure operators and employees have the resources they need to stay safe on the job?
2020 has been an unpredictable year for businesses. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners and employers have embraced a new normal and are implementing strategies to protect workers and consumers against infection.
When monitoring your work environment for toxic gases, you need to make sure your monitor is properly calibrated for your target gas, such as chlorine, carbon monoxide, or your readings may be inaccurate.
OSHA requires that in any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or whenever respirators are required by the employer, a written respiratory protection program must be established and implemented.
Industrial organizations have seen major changes throughout their workplace in just a few short months. They’ve gone from optimizing their relationship with customers to transforming their relationship with employees.
This is no ordinary back-to-school season. After all, millions of students won’t actually be going back to school this fall, but learning from home instead. And they’re not the only ones. Right now, organizations throughout the United States have no choice but to train their workforces remotely.
Cleanliness is a foundational element to any successful safety culture. In today’s environment, it’s also a topic of many discussions and the emphasis of new protocols across industries – and the world.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic affected almost every workplace in the country, online training was just another tool in the safety trainer’s tool chest. But since the pandemic has forced workplace closures, employee furloughs, social distancing, and a general rethinking of the way we do business, online training has become a vital method to accomplish necessary training.
As employees return to work, many employers may find they have fallen behind on workplace EHS training. Others find they need to modify training in light of social distancing guidelines that restrict large gatherings of workers with in-person classroom sessions or on-site consultants.
Among the articles in the March 2021 issue of ISHN magazine, we discuss fall prevention in regards to the musculoskeletal system, look into building a culture of safety, learn about NFPA 652 compliance and consider advancements in materials manufacturing.