One of the more common disasters-- flooding-- can happen at any time, in both inland low-lying areas, as well as waterfront, river and coastal areas. Although a significant danger in all seasons, spring is a particular risk for serious community or localized flooding, due to frozen ground which is unable to absorb heavy rain, causing … Continue reading Spring Hazards: Teach Your Workers Flood Safety Tips
The new Electronic Submission Rule will likely impact a majority of employers in the Manufacturing and Construction Sector, as well as other industries. Any manufacturing business with an NAICS code which begins with a number between 31-33 and employs 20 -249 workers, will fall under these criteria. Likewise employers of 250+ who regularly keep 300 … Continue reading Is Your Company Impacted by the Dec 2017 Compliance Deadline? Here’s What to Do.
The new Electronic Submission Rule will likely impact a majority of employers in the Limestone Industry. Most limestone fabricators and mills fall under the NAICS code of 327991, or Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing, but any manufacturing business with an NAICS code which begins with a number between 31-33 and employs 20 -249 workers, … Continue reading Legal Updates for the Limestone Industry
Due to big changes impacting recordkeeping regulations, it's very likely you have an important date approaching with OSHA in a few weeks. If you employ (or did employ anytime in 2016) twenty or more workers, you need to be paying attention, because this probably impacts your business. Under a new rule, or by December 15 2017, … Continue reading Do You Have a December Date With OSHA?
With the enactment of the new Electronic Submission Rule, it is increasingly important to have accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Employers who fall under the Rule must not only keep 300 Logs, they must also submit them to OSHA annually. Even if the Rule doesn't apply to your business at this time, your 300 … Continue reading Back to the Basics: 300 Logs 101
In the middle of a recent training, seconds after I quoted an OSHA Standard, I caught a look of profound disgust on a worker's face. I knew the proverbial shoe was going to drop any moment. As anticipated, the employee blurted out, "OSHA? Just another example of big government that needs to go." Throughout the … Continue reading 4 Steps to Counter the Effects of Ugly Politics in Training Workers
While physically taxing, freezing temperatures are also a serious hazard on the job. Cold stress has been called a “silent” killer as it often causes symptoms that quietly affect individuals, numbing them to the effects of worsening physical conditions, which may lead to frostbite, hypothermia, trench foot or death. Protect your workers by training them … Continue reading Understanding Wind Chill and Cold Stress Hazards
Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 19th, 2013 at the Syracuse Community Center for a two hour train-the-trainer seminar to get your questions answered and understand implementation of the GHS. The training is sponsored by the Syracuse Wawasee Chamber of Commerce and will be conducted by Leanne Coffman, Senior Management Consultant of the Safety Training Solution. The program cost is $50.00 and includes lunch for attendees and digital materials necessary to train workers for compliance with OSHA’s new GHS requirements.
Hurricanes offer many challenges in planning. As both the actual hurricane events and the post storm consequences can be lengthy periods, it’s important to make a three-fold plan, consisting of before, during and after procedures. Those in the path of these powerful forces of nature must be well-prepared. Get ready NOW if you’re in the route of Monstergeddon/Frankenstorm/ … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness: Frankenstorm: How to Batten the Hatches and Be Ready!!