NSC: 5 Minute Safety Talks - (Aug 13 2015)
Conducting safety meetings helps reinforce
and encourage your workforce to adopt a
culture of safety. Safety meetings provide a
time and place to discuss any safety issues
observed during a regular walk-through and
how to resolve those issues. Safety meetings
can also provide a place for employees to
communicate their ideas on where safety
issues lie and how to address them. Click to read more.
What is a CIH? - (Aug 11 2015)
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) is pleased to announce the release of a short video to inform the public about the role of the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®). The video lasts 105 seconds and is designed to appeal to a wide range of viewers and ages. We hope that this video will serve as an introduction to what CIHs can do and encourage them to explore further into how CIHs protect people in the workplace and beyond. Click to read more.
OSHA Confined Space Standard - (Aug 3 2015)
The new standard becomes effective August 3, 2015.
Confined spaces – such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks – are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation.
This webpage contains information on the new regulation, compliance assistance documents, and other resources OSHA has to help employers and workers understand the rule. OSHA will continue to publish new guidance products in the coming months, and will post them here. Please check the website often for updates.
Construction workers often perform tasks in confined spaces - work areas that (1) are large enough for an employee to enter, (2) have limited means of entry or exit, and (3) are not designed for continuous occupancy. These spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be prevented if addressed prior to entering the space to perform work. This page is a starting point for finding information about these spaces, the hazards they may present, and ways to safely work in them. Click to read more.
ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Fa - (Jul 16 2015)
This standard covers the requirements, testing, permanent marking, selection, care, and use of protectors to minimize the occurrence and severity of injuries from such hazards as impact, non-ionizing radiation and liquid splash exposures in occupational and educational environments. Click to read more.
ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015 American National Standard for Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Ki - (Jul 16 2015)
This Standard establishes minimum performance requirements for first aid kits and their supplies that are intended for use in various work environments. Click to read more.
ASSE 2015 Mother's Day Public Service Announcement - (May 5 2015)
Mother's Day 2015 Public Service Announcement from the American Society of Safety Engineers. Click to read more.
Comprehensive Database of State OSHA Regulations and Laws Now Available - (Apr 1 2015)
Public Citizen and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research program released the first comprehensive database of state occupational safety and health standards in the 25 states with a federally-approved occupational safety and health enforcement agency. The database contains all regulations and laws that have not been adopted identically from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and that are meant to protect workers from specific workplace safety and health hazards.
General Industry: http://lawatlas.org/query?dataset=state-occupational-safety-and-health-laws
Oil and Gas: http://lawatlas.org/query?dataset=state-occupational-safety-and-health-laws-oil-and-gas
Mining: http://lawatlas.org/query?dataset=state-occupational-safety-and-health-laws-mining Click to read more.