Tag: Hazard Communication

Train Workers to Engage in Safety Practices Off the Job, Too

Are your workers in double jeopardy from hazards at work and at home? Suppose that in his latest hearing test, you notice that a young worker is showing a standard threshold shift, an indicator that he has suffered some degree of hearing loss. Your workplace is noisy enough to cause the hearing loss, but the […]

Train Workers on What to Do in Weather Emergencies

Weather emergencies and other natural disasters can strike any workplace, often with little warning. If you and your employees are not adequately prepared for these events, the potential for a catastrophe is heightened. On the other hand, when you’ve anticipated emergency needs and prepared your employees to deal effectively with the most difficult situations, the […]

Convey the Right Training Information on Conveyor Safety

Train employees to follow these basic safety rules for working with and around conveyors: Keep conveyors clean at all times. Know the capacity of the conveyor system to prevent overloading. Inspect conveyors on a regular basis, and do not operate if they need repairs or are missing a guard. Never remove guards or other protective […]

Train Your Older Workers Effectively

Do you have more older workers on the job these days? If you answered “yes,” it’s not surprising. The American population is aging, and so is the nation’s workforce. Consider these statistics: The proportion of the U.S. population of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase from 12.4 percent in 2000 to 19.6 […]

Defense Is the Best Offense for On-the-Road Safety Training

Two key topics in your defensive driving program should be how to avoid collisions and how to drive safely in the dark. Continue reading for training content on each situation. Cut Out Collisions Collisions are a major cause of injury and death in traffic accidents. Specifically, two-car collisions are among the most common kind of […]

Expert Advice on Engaging Employees in Safety Training

There’s certainly nothing funny about the consequences of a lockout/tagout failure or a hazardous spill. But if humor can help employees learn and use strategies to prevent a potential tragedy, go for it, Dennis suggests. “Humor can be a double-edged sword,” he advises. “It can make you seem very personable, but you have to be […]

Train Workers To Leave Job Dangers At Work

Some of the dangers you face at work can follow you home … if you don’t take certain precautions. Hazardous “hitchhikers” can endanger the health of small children and other family members in your home. Yesterday, we listed hazardous chemical agents that can inadvertently come home with you. Here are more. Hazardous Biological Agents Chemicals […]

Get Prepared for Emergency Preparedness Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to be equipped and prepared for various kinds of emergencies. The agency states in detail the exits that must be available (1910.37). It also requires written emergency plans for most companies (1910.38), an evacuation plan, and training for employees regarding the plan. Regulations for fire protection […]

20 Questions on SDSs

Ready for the new GHS-required safety data sheet (SDS)? Here’s a little game of 20 questions to test your knowledge of the new SDS. Use the quiz to check supervisors’ understanding of the new format as well. In this quiz, you’ll be asked to identify sections of the SDS where specific information can be found. […]