Tag: Topic Workplace Safety

Make Your Safety Training Program OSHA-Compliant

Many industrial jobs require employees to have specialized knowledge and skills, and to be prepared to deal with a special set of serious hazard exposures. OSHA-mandated specialized training requirements are found in a number of standards. For example: Hazard communication of chemical, carcinogen, and radiation hazards (29 CFR 1910.1200) Combustible dust (29 CFR 1910.22, 269, […]

Do You Know How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Training Program?

Boost Compliance and Prevent Injuries,” speaker Michael Lawrence gave guidance on creating an OSHA-compliant safety training program. In the webinar, Lawrence suggested that an effective approach to creating an OSHA-compliant, injury-reducing safety training program involves four basic steps: Define the problem that you’re trying to correct through training. Identify the risks and protective measures. Develop […]

4 More Safety Precautions for Protecting Contact Lens Wearers

The National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers with chemical operations take these additional steps to keep contact lens wearers safe in chemical environments: 7. Train medical and first-aid personnel in the removal of contact lenses and have the appropriate equipment available. 8. In the event of a chemical exposure, begin eye […]

Do Your Safety People Know the Top 10 Ways To Keep Contact Lens Wearers Safe?

The National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers with chemical operations take these steps to keep contact lens wearers safe in chemical environments: 1. Conduct an eye injury hazard evaluation in the workplace that includes an assessment of the number of contact lens wearers, chemical exposures, and appropriate eye and face protection […]

The Final 3 Steps of OSHA’s Training Guidelines

Step 5: Conduct the training. Think of the training session as an important meal. And like a memorable meal, its presentation must be as appealing as its taste. A successful session will have both “sizzle and steak”—style and content—with lots of participation, give-and-take, questions, examples, opinions, and enthusiasm from the trainer and trainees. To help […]

Do You Know the 7 Steps of OSHA’s Training Guidelines?

Step 1. Determine if training is necessary. How do you know what training is necessary—or whether training is needed at all? Before you can answer that question, you have to ask yourself: Does an OSHA regulation or other law mandate safety training? Has there been an increase in workplace accidents recently? Are new processes, procedures, […]

How to Train Effectively with PowerPoint

Thorough and effective employee training is recognized as a major key to achieving not only compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulations but also the protection of the company’s assets and the workers themselves. Therefore, the managers, supervisors, and safety professionals involved in the training effort should seek to find […]

Are You Using PowerPoint Effectively in Your Training?

Before you sit down to create a PowerPoint presentation, think about how much of the chosen safety topic you want to cover. In many cases you won’t have time to go over everything in just one presentation. So, make a prioritized list of the key points and narrow your scope as necessary to fit the […]

Train Employees to Identify, Report, and Prevent Near Misses

The information in today’s Advisor is adapted from BLR’s 7-Minute Safety Trainer session “Near MissesHow to Identify, Report, and Prevent.” Why Do Near Misses Have to Be Investigated? Every near miss must be examined to find out what happened and why. Only by identifying root causes of near misses can similar incidents be prevented in […]

Do Your Employees Know How to Handle Near Misses?

One of the simplest and most direct ways to train is to pose and answer a series of questions about the safety issue. Here’s an example of how this method works for near- miss training. What Is a Near Miss? A near miss is an incident in which property damage and injury could have happened—but […]