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UNIVERSAL WASTE SHORTCUTS NET $1.2 MILLION FINE!

Universal waste (UW) guidelines give facilities flexibility on how they handle listed wastes. But UW is still hazardous – it can’t be dumped in landfills or burned in incinerators like it’s garbage. Case in point: A California recycler that mixed in spent batteries with curbside recycled glass is paying the state $1.2 million…

Microlearning, A Better Way to Train Our Employees?

It turns out, that the days of piling into a large auditorium watching a PowerPoint, may be coming to an end. Studies have found that this form of ‘teaching’ isn’t very effective for students to absorb the information. In fact, a recent study completed on the student learning curve indicates…

Workplace Robotics Cause Safety Concerns

It is of no surprise that robots are beginning to take root in all areas of industry in the United States. Technology advancements in recent years have led to Artificial Intelligence that is able to complete multiple technical tasks at an unprecedented pace. With this increased use in robotics, employers…

Headed West, Y’all

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…

Attention!

NASP understands that training your employees in the myriad of safety regulations can be challenging; busy work schedules often make it difficult to provide classroom, instructor-led training for your workers. NASP training has become synonymous with in-depth, comprehensive training for you, but until now, we have not provided basic OSHA…

Fighting Complacency

We all become complacent with the hazards we have to deal with on a day to day basis. We all know that complacency is a big contributing factor when it comes to people getting hurt. But just how big is it? How often is complacency—leading to mind not on task—a…

Complacency: The Silent Killer

With violent crime, quite often you hear yelling and screaming before the gun shots. In the movies, the music changes, but with complacency there’s usually no warning, nobody’s worried about anything, and then “wham”— somebody’s dead—every day, thousands (and thousands) of times a day, all over the world. When you…

Complacency Deserves a Place on OSHA’s Top 10

One of the most experienced CSPs I know has a story that he likes to tell about a facility where he used to work. He calls it “the darling of OSHA” because the government used it as a model for new inspectors to get an understanding of what a compliant…

Anticipating Critical Errors

When you think about anticipating error, especially your own, it’s an interesting concept because—obviously—if we all knew that we were going to make a mistake at exactly 3:15 p.m. every day, chances are it wouldn’t take us very long to figure out that a quarter after three was a bad…