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
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..