Why should you provide training for your employees? Training is an important component to any safety program. A proper training program allows your employees to work safely knowing the risks and hazards that are present at the jobsite and how they should deal with them. In addition, regular [...]Read more Now’s the Time for Safety Training!
OSHA has issued their top 10 violations for the 2012 fiscal year. Once again, fall protection tops the list. Hazard Communication and scaffolding round out the top three. The other violations have also made the list in years past. This is a great time to look at your company’s safety [...]Read more OSHA’s FY 2012 Top Ten Safety Violations
On March 26th of 2012, OSHA finalized the new Hazard Communication standard which adopts the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or the GHS for short. One of the first steps in adopting the changes of the new rule is to properly train all of your employees. [...]Read more Training for GHS Implementation
At this point in the year many of us get started with our home spring cleaning. But have you ever thought about the hazardous chemicals, materials or wastes that are sitting around in your workplace? Whether it’s glass cleaner or hydrochloric acid, most, if not all, workplaces use and store [...]Read more Spring Cleaning at Work
If not this month, at some point this quarter, we can expect to see OSHA’s final rule on aligning the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) published in the Federal Register. If you haven’t heard of it yet, [...]Read more Looking at the GHS: How to be Prepared
The following were the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in the fiscal year 2011. Over the years, the list tends to categorize the same issues, some change in numerical order, but for the most part, the violations listed are ones that are familiar to us. (Click on the link to see the [...]Read more OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2011