Top Ten Violations for 2019

Every year, OSHA publishes a list of its top ten most frequently cited standard violations. Even though these numbers only reflect the violations as of August 15th this year, there have already been over 245 respiratory protection violations and 140 PPE violations per month in 2019. Most companies think that they have sufficient safety practice;… [Read More]

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)

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?

  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?

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]

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