JOHN J. MEOLA
Meola has conducted and written numerous PPE assessments, reviews, Safety Manuals and instructional tutorials associated with this topic. He is a specialist in PPE applications and advises numerous private clients in Safety Program management and operations, particularly in the heavy industrial and construction sectors
John J. Meola
October 14 2022
01 : 00 PM EST
Practically every person in the US will either drive a vehicle or be a passenger in one at some point. Usually this is a Daily Exposure. In order to maximize the safety elements associated with this ‘exposure’, It is pretty much staring us in the face that we learn at least the basic safety metrics associated with all things automotive. This includes such things as hiking, walking the dog, bike riding, driv..
John J. Meola
Misunderstanding OSHA regulations can cost you money. An in-compliance safety program will alert you to a possible injury before it happens. What is the lockout tag out regulation all about, and how to comply with this regulation?To lead employers step-by-step through what a well-run program looks like. To provide recommendations on how to install the program, to provide OSHA definition of training, and how..
John J. Meola
In the event of serious injury or a fatality, fines can start at 12,00+ per safety violation and as much as $136,000 for willful negligence citation. In California, the fines start at $18,000 per violation. In addition, your worker's compensation experience modification will increase your premiums for the next three years. So, you must know that your safety program is in compliance, so you prepared for a dr..
John J. Meola
The Post-Covid job market can only be described as ‘chaotic’. An employee will walk off the job due to the slightest perceived ‘disrespect’. This is often beyond the control of a line supervisor or crew leader. Correctly configured, employee engagement must come from TOP MANAGEMENT, which is encapsulated as LEADERSHIP in the workplace. This is a very subtle and nuanced element of running any organization. T..
Workers Compensation insurance basically is set up to pay for an injured worker's medical treatment and lost wages. This sounds relatively simple, but the details can quickly become overwhelming to a person unfamiliar or new to the process. Unless you are prepared and know what to expect. The key players are identified in our discussion. Key activities and steps to have in place BEFORE a claim occurs are al..
Best Industry Practices - How to Structure and Write a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) / Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA)
A properly-composed JHA/AHA is one of the primary documents that large clients are increasingly asking to review in advance of allowing you to start work on their Project. The JHA/AHA is not an OSHA requirement however it is required by US Corp of Engineers for most work on military installations. Most of the initial JHA/AHA documents are rejected on the first or second submission for a range of common fail..
Using a library of SOP’s to help organize and control your operations is just good business sense. This is particularly important in high-risk and critical operations, construction or industrial, where a mistake can be costly or result in catastrophic accidents or failures.One of the prime reasons to create an SOP is to predict and eliminate incidents, errors, accidents, failures, poor quality outcomes, etc..
Heat stress is a real problem all over the globe. Just ask the guys making mud bricks in Bangalore. Dealing with high heat is becoming an increasing challenge since heat waves and periods of elevated temps are becoming more frequent and prolonged. Science and human factors engineering, also called Ergonomics, has long studied the issue and a body of conventional wisdom has established the basic working para..
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one of the mainstay elements in most safety programs. The problem is that it typically receives minimal attention from persons responsible for safety management. Buying your PPE out of a catalog or from the lowest cost provider are indications of deficiency in the process. OSHA recognizes that PPE is important, and has a small but significant requirement the employers ..
Employee Safety Committees are important mechanisms in the workplace that offer many advantages over the traditional ‘I’m the Boss’ Theory X generational management model. In brief, those days are increasingly diminishing.Participatory engagement is becoming the new mantra for an enlightened (SAFE) workplace, particularly for:Manual labor tasks, factory work, assembly, etcLanguage and cultural differences a..
How to Structure and Write a Job Hazard Analysis / Activity Hazard Analysis (JHA – AHA) in Accordance with OSHA 1926 – EM 385
Using a JHA to help organize your job and predict and eliminate incidents, errors, accidents, failures, poor quality outcomes, etc. has become an accepted norm in the construction business. Learning the key elements and steps, the vocabulary and definitions is an important step in the process; these will be covered in our Webinar.The process can be a little confusing to the uninitiated. We will review the m..
This webinar will cover the main elements of structuring an OSHA Compliant safety Program, oriented toward small business – for example, under 200 employees. Usually, an organization of this site will not have a full time dedicated Safety Professional, and the HR Department or perhaps QA/QC or production management will take on the responsibility. Oftentimes this safety responsibility is dependent on the ty..
OSHA Focus Four / Fatal Four : Hazard Recognition & Avoidance – Falls; Electrocution; Struck By; Caught In or Between
These are the top four categories of loss on construction & industrial job sites. They constitute a growing number of preventable incidents, with clearly defined protective measures. Statistically, they represent nearly 24% of occupational losses annually. OSHA will likely target their presence and the effectiveness of controls in the inspection and investigation cycles.The Focus Four are categories o..
Silica Dust Exposure Control – Review of OSHA Requirements for Protecting Employees Against Respirable Levels of Silica and Effective Control Measures to Ensure Compliance
OSHA’s revised Standard for preventing Silica Dust exposure is now in effect and requires the employers to have a Written Control Plan that explains how they will protect their employees.This Webinar will cover the basic and intermediate steps to help you build a Silica Exposure Control Plan that:Protects your employees from Silica Dust ExposureMeets the revised OSHA requirementsGives a solid framework to b..