Tag: Workplace Safety

Safety Attitude Survey Enhances Training

Every employee must be dead serious about safety—or they could end up dead. As well as taking job safety seriously, a positive attitude is reflected by other factors, such as: Being willing to learn about safety and health issues Complying with all safety regulations, rules, and procedures Taking personal responsibility for safety Focusing on and […]

More Safety Training Q & As

Q. We have a safety meeting that all employees attend. Are the hours attending the safety meeting considered "hours worked" for overtime purposes? A. Training programs conducted during regular working hours constitute work time and must be compensated as such, according to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After-hours training need not be compensated […]

Looking for Answers on OSHA Training Requirements?

Q. Are there any regulations on how often you must have safety meetings? A. Federal OSHA has no regulation that states how often you must have safety meetings. There are regulations that mandate training on a schedule such as Bloodborne Pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030) training, which is required annually. Other general industry standards that require […]

There’s More to Ladder Safety Training Than Workers Might Think

Ladders are simple devices—and that may be their biggest fault. Workers tend to mistake simplicity for harmlessness, often overlooking necessary precautions. More precautions are necessary to stay safe on portable ladders than your employees might think. For example, even before setting up a ladder, the site has to be checked for safety. Say the site […]

There’s More to Ladder Safety Training Than Workers Might Think

According to OSHA, falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination, and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Accidents occur frequently in both construction and general industry. Accidents can be serious, and frequently involve numerous lost workdays and high workers’ compensation costs. Some accidents are fatal. Train your workers to […]

Hazmat Training Guidance from PHMSA

Hazmat transportation regulations require employee training and establish the basic rules for educating employees. But it’s up to you to determine training needs and set up an effective training program. To help employers meet employee training requirements under the hazmat transportation regulations, DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) periodically publishes guidance materials. Here […]

How’s Your Hazmat Training?

The federal hazardous materials transportation regulations require the training of all hazmat employees. The purpose of training is to increase employees’ safety awareness and to reduce hazmat incidents. Any employee who meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) definition of a “hazmat employee” must be trained, tested, and certified by the employer to be able […]

Where Are You on Your Warehouse Safety Training?

Make sure your safety training for warehouse workers includes these important points from 7-Minute Safety Trainer’s “Safety in the Warehouse” training session. Materials Storage Make sure shelves and racks are sturdy, in good condition, and can bear the weight. Place heavier items close to the floor and lighter/smaller ones higher. Don’t block sprinklers or store […]

Take a Load Off!

Begin by training workers to recognize the hazards, including: Slipping on wet or oily surfaces Tripping on broken floor surfaces Falling off dock edges Injuries from falls or unsecured dock plates Injuries caused by motion if someone forgets to chock trailer wheels Carbon monoxide exposure Back injuries from heavy lifting Injuries from run-ins with forklifts […]

More Violence Prevention Training for Employees

Train Employees to Take Personal Security Measures Take a proactive role in violence prevention. Convince your employees to make personal security a habit when coming and going from the workplace or traveling on business. Advise them to do the following: Keep vehicle doors locked—both while driving and whenever you leave the vehicle. Check your vehicle […]