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!!
Press Release: The Safety Training Solution Commissioned as Content Expert for New, Award Winning HR Compliance Website. Leanne Coffman, President and Senior Management Consultant of the Safety Training Solution, who has over a decade of experience in employment law and workplace safety regulations, was recently commissioned as a subject matter expert to write for XpertHR, … Continue reading Press Release: Contributing Author for XpertHR
The very thought of unexpected government scrutiny is enough to make most of us break into a cold sweat. When combined with potentially sizable penalties, understandably, an unannounced OSHA inspection can be a source of serious concern. If OSHA comes knocking at your door, you can reduce pre-inspection jitters by being well-prepared. Here are some … Continue reading Reducing Pre-OSHA Inspection Jitters with Preparation
Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) are often the tired, little-used programs that gather dust on the shelf. Yeah, you do your required drills. But little thought is given about the mechanisms of what transpires post emergency or the infinite details that need to be addressed to make the plan truly effective. (See the scenario I wrote … Continue reading The Big Deal: Part 2: Making Sure Your EAP is Effective
Wondering if your Emergency Action Plan is up to snuff? Consider the following scenario: It’s around one o’clock p.m. on a hot, sultry summer day. The weather forecast predicts more grueling heat and a very insignificant chance of storms. Your workplace is going about routine activity, unaware that a crisis will very quickly transpire. Suddenly, … Continue reading The Big Deal: Part 1: Making Sure Your EAP Protects Workers
Today, July 21, 2011, OSHA released a statement regarding methods to protect workers during periods of extreme temperatures and high humidity. According to OSHA, employers must ensure the safety and health of workers and that does mean incorporating methods to safeguard workers from heat. (While reading you can jam to a little Glenn Fry, "The … Continue reading Urgent Heat Stress Update from OSHA
In my years of working with various companies, I’ve found a lot of reasons to appreciate well-made, quality, personal protective equipment (PPE). By “well-made,” I’m referring to PPE that meets the safety requirements AND is actually comfortable, economical and easy to wear. For PPE to be effective, workers must wear it. And they’ll be more … Continue reading PPE: Small Investment with A Big Return
There are many heat-related illnesses, ranging from very treatable skin complaints to life threatening conditions. Any symptoms of heat illness indicates overexposure that may quickly worsen. Replacing fluids, taking frequent breaks and treating early symptoms is critical to avoid serious progression of the effects of heat. Although heat illness can be cummulative, the most severe … Continue reading Signs and Symptoms of Heat Illness
The truly hot weather is just around the corner. Are you doing the right things to get workers ready for extreme heat? Using an acclimatization schedule will help avoid dangerous work-related heat illness. "Acclimatization" is the process of adapting to environmental extremes and it's a necessary component of heat stress prevention. Intensity, frequency, duration and quantity of … Continue reading Using Acclimatization to Protect Workers From Heat