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!!
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