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10 Feet Tall and Falling

When it comes to safety, a lot of attention is dedicated to the biggest or loudest hazards. But if you poll folks in the construction industry on the source of most injuries, you’ll find that they’re rarely caused by the scariest tasks. Most often, they’re the result of all the…

OSHA’s Newest Enforcement Policies

Recent enforcement policy changes have amounted to “very significant developments with OSHA,” according to an employment attorney. Thomas Metzger laid out the changes in a session at the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety 2019 conference in New Orleans. More Repeat Violations Metzger notes OSHA has become more aggressive when…

60% of Safety Risks Go Unreported

See something, say something. It’s a phrase that applies in several situations, including workplace safety, and we all hear it more today than ever. But a study by the RAD Group shows people speak up when they see a safety risk only about 39% of the time. RAD Group Director…

Construction Deaths Decline, Fatal Falls Up

While the number of fatalities in Construction has decreased, deaths from falls continue to increase, according to a new report. Fall fatalities in construction have increased for the seventh year in a row and have risen by 45% since 2011. One reason: In 2017, construction employment in the U.S. increased…

NASP Launches New Courses

Our staff has been working diligently to provide exciting, new and updated course content throughout our Learning Management System! We are proud to announce the launch of our Spill Containment Specialist course as well as a completely updated Workplace Violence Prevention Specialist course. Spill Containment Specialist There are a variety…

Everything is BIGGER in Texas

Our internationally recognized Certified Safety Manager classroom course is coming to San Antonio. While this course is offered online, the experience you get in the live class is something you don’t want to miss. Our Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Course will allow you to: • Discover a brand new perspective…

Quit Feeding the Monsters

Once upon a time, in the land of business, a young man set out to free the vast Kingdom from the grip of its ugly monsters. The monsters were having the time of their lives creating havoc and threatening the very existence of the kingdom itself. They had, in fact,…

Enviro manager gets year in clink – firm fined $25M!

How could things have gotten so bad at Tonawanda Coke Corp., NY, that the company would release benzene fumes and haphazardly dump coal tar sludge? Former environmental control manager Mark Kamholz couldn’t explain why – all he could do was apologize before hearing his sentence: a year in jail and $20,000 fine…

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…