In Colorado, Firestone's Public Works Department had minimal worker safety training and oversight, practiced unsafe storage of chemicals and hazardous materials in an unsecured, unkempt and disorganized facility, and "micromanaged" employees under its former director, a report from a town-hired consultant found.
Law enforcement, public safety and healthcare leaders attended the inaugural Entrust 2019 conference in Orlando. More than 300 attendees, users of the PowerDMS platform, came together to explore best practices such as engaging a millennial workforce, training tactics to increase employee safety, and maintaining a culture of compliance.
A compact, six-day course is available for anyone in the construction field who wants to learn about safety requirements related to electrical contracting work. The 30-hour course covers safety training that meets the standards of OSHA. It will be offered over three weekends in March by the Hunterdon County (NJ) Electrical Contractors Association (HCECA).
Compressed air is integral in nearly every industry, from powering tools and providing pressure for robotic assembly arms to inflating tires and even cleaning off dusty surfaces.
Companies might offer training on how to use compressed air and its related tools, but does any of this include how to use them safely? Why should companies offer compressed air safety training, and what negative repercussions could they face for not providing it?
While the extent of responsibility under the law of staffing agencies and host employers is dependent on the specific facts of each case, staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for temporary workers - including, for example, ensuring that OSHA's training, hazard communication, and recordkeeping requirements are fulfilled.
Combustible dust is present in a variety of industries and is the precursor to a serious hazard. This hazard's often-destructive nature makes it vitally important to understand. When accounting for the hazard, several questions arise, highlighting the true complexities of combustible dust.
Most of the emergency responders dispatched to a serious incident involving a toxic gas exposure did not use required respirators for breathing protection, according to a NIOSH-funded investigation published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
The gas, phosphine, forms when pesticides containing aluminum phosphide mix with water.
SafeStart announced today that registration is open for the SafeStart Human Factors Conference—the first-ever conference designed by and for those that want to benchmark, share best practices and discover innovations and new research in human factors. The conference will be held November 5 and 6, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN.
J.J. Keller empowers employees to take charge of their own safety with new training
January 8, 2019
The FBI reported 30 active shooter incidents in 2017, the highest number ever recorded in a one-year period.
With nearly half (42%) of incidents between 2000 and 2017 taking place at businesses or areas of commerce, and the majority of them ending before law enforcement arrived, it’s critical that employers are prepared for the unthinkable.
The new year is a time to think about how to make your plant floor safer, more productive and cost effective. But that takes more than just basic machine maintenance. What about taking a fresh look at one of your biggest investments: your staff's knowledge of machine safeguarding?