The Do's and Don'ts of Poster Compliance. Is Your Company in Compliance with the 2017 Poster Requirements?
Many Employers nationwide are aware they are required to have labor posters in places where their employees congregate. There are many states that have poster requiring them to include minimum wage rates, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices, the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, and other Federal laws. But, did you know that not all states have the same requirements? Additionally, more states h..
A Leer, A Pat, A Joke, A Gesture, An Innuendo, A Kiss: Are You Prepared To Be the Next Social Media Blitz, Identified on #MeToo, or a Headline in the Newspaper?
Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, members of Congress, and various State lawmakers have been accused of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. But there is a difference between pulling one’s pants down in front of a female colleague at work and touching a woman on her buttocks during a photo op—isn’t there? What is that difference? Are both examples considered sexua..
When contractors encounter owner caused (excusable/compensable) delay they are typically entitled under the contract to recover both the time resulting from the delay as well as delay damages. Idled equipment/labor and material escalation costs are fairly easily calculated in such situations. Typically, contractors also seek to recover their delay costs (extended field office overhead or general conditions ..
De-escalation, diffusion, Verbal Judo, or “talking someone down", are all names for keeping the potentially violent person from becoming an actual violent person. This program will provide strategies, tactics, and techniques for keeping situations from devolving into dangerous confrontations. We’ll take a quick look into the problem of workplace violence, how often it happens and what is the effect on indiv..
This course will address the management of an electrical safety program. The effectiveness of a program starts with the highest level of management setting the tone and allotting resources. Funds are allotted for training and for Personal Protective Equipment. The program must determine what work can be performed by in-house personnel and which must be done by Journeyman electricians. The program must also ..
Based on my 47 years experience, I will share the top 10 items that most employers overlook in their safety program that could lead to an expensive citation from OSHA. Also, guidelines to follow that will assist with compliance with the least amount of frustration. Learning ObjectivesHow to bring your required OSHA Safety Program into compliance and keep the program in complianceProviding a template to foll..
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..
Are you overwhelmed or scared and at the thought of OSHA conducting a walk-through of your facility? Many owners, plant managers, supervisors and even safety professionals are overwhelmed and often don’t take the time necessary to conduct a thorough Mock OSHA Audit. Don't wait until someone gets hurt or OSHA fines you to get serious about evaluating the hazards in your work practices and in your workp..
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 ..
Heat Stress is classified by the health community as an illness. When it occurs on the job, it can degrade worker productivity and result in a range of health problems from mild to severe, and in some extreme cases, fatalities.For outdoor workers, it is incumbent on employers to REGOCOGNIZE AND IDENTIFY high-temperature heat exposure as an occupational health threat and takes reasonable and effective steps ..
Fall protection in General Industry (GI) has long been a source of confusion within the OSHA regulations. Unlike their Construction and Maritime counterparts, the GI employer does not have a dedicated fall protection subpart or comprehensive rules. Though it is widely understood that fall protection starts at 4 feet for GI, there are still some ambiguous situations where there are no recognized worker prote..
Do your Toolbox Safety Talks engage your audience, provoke great discussion all while compelling people to take action on safety and health in their personal and professional lives? The soft-skills or people skills of presenting, public speaking and a powerful delivery have fallen by the wayside. This Webinar resurrects these skills in a fun and easy-to-apply mannerIf you find it difficult to lead a meaning..
Running any business where employees have or may encounter ‘exposure to a hazard’ (of an infinite variety), carries a degree of management responsibility for assuring that your safety and health practices are commensurate with the severity of employee exposure. OSHA has basically codified this exposure and severity matrix into something of an art form. For example, OSHA has defined what’s called the ‘Focus ..
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..