Workplace Compliance

OSHA Requires Personal Protective Equipment Assessments

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by David Jewell, CSP

Under the General Industry standards (1910.132-138), OSHA requires employers to conduct and document Hazard Assessments for each job (some refer to this as a JSA or Job Safety Analysis). It is both a regulation and a very basic safety principle; you have to know what the hazards are if you are going to protect employees from it.

Did You Know That OSHA Has eTools?

Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

eTools and the eMatrix are stand-alone, interactive, web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.

OSHA Offers Free Safety Consultation to Small Businesses

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

OSHA’s Onsite Consultation Program provided free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to 27,871 small and medium-sized businesses across the country in 2015.

OSHA Still Plays a Crucial Role in Worker Safety

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Every worker in the U.S. has the right to a safe and a healthful workplace and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 ensures that. The act was passed for preventing workers from being seriously harmed or worse, killed at work.

Is Your Safety Incentive Program a Failure?

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

The theory is that if employees perform the desired action long enough, it will become a normal behavior. This sounds logical enough. So where do things go wrong?

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Here is is a link to OSHA’s website that explains OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program.

Creating a Culture of Safety in Your Organization

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

In order to fully integrate safety into the business core culture, leaders must actively promote and foster a culture where safety is expressed as a core value.

Why Do We Have Safety Meetings?

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Why do we have safety meetings? Safety meetings are an opportunity for management and your safety department to communicate to employees how they can do their jobs safer and better.

Just the Facts on Arc Flash

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by David Jewell, CSP

An arc flash can generate heat 4 times hotter than the sun.

Why Is Workplace Safety Important?

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Dave Henry

If someone were to ask you why safety is important, how would you respond? You may “know” that it’s important to keep safety in mind as we go about your daily activities, but how would you explain the reasons why this is the case?