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Temporary structure, permanent safety

Help keep employees safe during all stages of scaffolding work On a November day in 1994, a 60-year-old painter foreman with 20 years of experience was standing more than 35 feet above the ground on a scaffold, working on the window frames and roof eaves of a church in Tennessee….

NASP Takes on the Windy City

Why should you attend our Certified Safety Manager course in Chicago in June? The number one reason why students attend our course is “I want to know how to be an effective safety trainer”. If this is you, then you must attend this exciting training event. Not convinced? Chicago in…

Trenching and excavation safety

Proper protective systems, competent person key to incident prevention George Kennedy can recall multiple incidents involving unprotected workers and trench cave-ins. Unfortunately, some of those stories have tragic endings. One worker was killed in a collapse after removing a trench shield to retrieve a shovel. Another worker died after returning…

Training Improves Hazard Recognition by Workers

Workers who are trained on the concept of “visual literacy” are able to spot workplace hazards that might go unnoticed, according to a study by The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and understand ideas conveyed through visible actions or images. The…

HAZWOPER Train-the-Trainer

This past week, students from across the country traveled to Wilmington, NC to complete a challenging and exciting HAZWOPER 40-Hour Train-the-Trainer course. The state-of-the-art course covers, in detail, the regulatory and training requirements of the Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Standard and provides an interactive practical exercise that is…

Charleston Certified Safety Manager Course

Creating a safety culture in the workplace can be difficult. NASP’s Certified Safety Manager Course provides the tools necessary to implement proper safety training and an effective safety program. Students will learn how to understand and interpret regulations, avoid civil and criminal liability, increase worker morale, reduce workers comp rates…

DOT HAZMAT Specialist

Daily, there are more than 800,000 hazmat shipments made across the United States! It’s no surprise that with such a large amount of shipments comes a burdensome list of DOT regulations to follow. If you are involved in the transportation of hazardous materials and need to know how to apply…