Five Necessary Components of a Successful Company-wide Crisis Drill

Corporate-level crisis planning should become an integral part of your training program—and the formula for creating an effective cross-company drill. Emergencies don't discriminate. They can happen to the smallest of companies or the largest of manufacturers. Every organization has the responsibility to be prepared to respond properly to any emergency or crisis that may arise. … Continue reading Five Necessary Components of a Successful Company-wide Crisis Drill

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Testing Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Isn’t Just an Annual Thing! With OSHA fine increases of 80 percent taking effect in August 2016, violations for inappropriate or inadequate eyewash and shower equipment have resulted in penalties above $100,000.

The standard guiding the placement, functionality, and maintenance requirements for emergency showers and eyewashes is ANSI/ISEA Z358.1, which was last revised in 2014. In its current form, it is the clearest and most useful tool for protecting workers from eye, face, and body injuries resulting from caustic and corrosive materials introduced by workplace incidents such … Continue reading Testing Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Isn’t Just an Annual Thing! With OSHA fine increases of 80 percent taking effect in August 2016, violations for inappropriate or inadequate eyewash and shower equipment have resulted in penalties above $100,000.

Safety glasses: All in favor say “Eye!”

  Vision is one of the strongest senses humans have. We use it to see, understand, and interpret the world around us. Accidents, however, can cause partial or complete vision loss crippling one’s life. Luckily, many of these horrible life-changing accidents are preventable with the proper use and protection of safety glasses. The American Academy … Continue reading Safety glasses: All in favor say “Eye!”

OSHA IDs Top 10 violations for 2017

While OSHA’s Top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations is usually filled with familiar violations names, this year’s rundown contains a newcomer: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503). The highly anticipated list was announced today by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs at the 2017 NSC Congress & … Continue reading OSHA IDs Top 10 violations for 2017

A farmer’s letter to anyone sharing the road

HOW WIDE IS IT? Even if you are a farmer or farmwife, do you know how much of the road this sprayer will take up once the driver pulls out? Most nonfarm motorists certainly don’t know! Safety A farmer’s letter to anyone sharing the road Here are 10 things a farmer hopes you will consider … Continue reading A farmer’s letter to anyone sharing the road

YES, THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT WORKERS’ COMP COSTS

Many factors affect workers' compensation costs, including a number that are in your control. Simply work comp, a workers' compensation provider, notes that because premiums are based on loss history, proactive steps can help control losses and premiums. They offer the following suggestions: 1- Have a list of transitional jobs. This way, when employees are … Continue reading YES, THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT WORKERS’ COMP COSTS

Keeping Your Garden Center Safe – Avoiding Work Related Accidents & Costly Fines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific safety standards for garden centers which help keep your employees safe. They perform random inspections and the last thing you want, is to not be ready or compliant when they do. Fines can be very expensive, starting from $12,000 and upwards of $126,000.  The can actually … Continue reading Keeping Your Garden Center Safe – Avoiding Work Related Accidents & Costly Fines

OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App Available Aug. 1,2017

Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses -- they include construction, utilities, agriculture, and many more -- will have to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A. OSHA is launching the Injury Tracking Application on Aug. 1 to help employers who are affected … Continue reading OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App Available Aug. 1,2017