Interview with Anna Jolly, JD, CHMM

Interview with Anna Jolly, JD, CHMM

Photo of Anna’s father John Jolly’s work badge. Interview conducted by Pauline Kerwath   How did you get started in occupational safety & health? Why did you decide to pursue a career in it? A billion years ago my undergraduate degree was in environmental health, and we did a class in Industrial Hygiene, which was pretty cool. Then… [Read More]

National Safety Stand-Down (Construction Falls)

National Safety Stand-Down (Construction Falls)

May 6th-10th marks the Sixth Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This voluntary event gives employers the opportunity to engage their workers in discussions on fall preventions in construction. Of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017, 366 were from falls from elevations. Those deaths could have. been prevented. For the past… [Read More]

What is Safety Leadership for Supervisors Training?

What is Safety Leadership for Supervisors Training?

  Safety leadership is the process of defining an organization’s desired safety values and creating a team that can effectively implement those values. It also includes a range of specific efforts intended to engage employees in maintaining the behaviors needed to reach the organization’s safety goals. Safety leadership training is an essential component of an… [Read More]

What Is Hazard Communication Training?

What Is Hazard Communication Training?

Hazard communication training is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). This standard has been in effect since 1994 and specifies the management of hazardous materials on a work site, including their identification, labeling, handling, use, and disposal. In 2012, this standard was updated to integrate international requirements found… [Read More]

What is Fall Protection Safety Training?

What is Fall Protection Safety Training?

Falling is a major occupational hazard in many industries, especially construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates worker safety in the United States, including regulations that specifically address falling. Many vendors also offer safety training in fall protection that follows OSHA guidelines, including basic and advanced courses. This training provides multiple benefits for… [Read More]

Fact Sheet on VOSH Penalties for State and Local Government Employers

Fact Sheet on VOSH Penalties for State and Local Government Employers

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program   The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOU) operates the Virginia State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VOSH has exclusive jurisdiction over private… [Read More]

What is Electrical Safety Training?

What is Electrical Safety Training?

What is Electrical Safety Training? Electricity is one of the most serious workplace hazards because falls can cause injuries in a variety of ways, including electrocution, burns, explosions, and fires. Workers safety with the handling of electricity requires workers to understand how it works and how to direct it. They must also understand the hazards… [Read More]

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