August 2018 Newsletter

A Look at Cleanroom Clothing Requirements

Protective clothing is an essential piece of safety equipment meant to protect the wearer from various exposures. One subset of protective clothing, however, serves a second purpose. While cleanroom protective clothing guards the wearer against exposure to various hazards, it is also designed to prevent the cleanroom from becoming sullied by contaminants…

OSHA BASICS: WHAT IS AN OSHA COMPETENT PERSON?

If you’re new to safety, you may wonder what OSHA means by the phrase competent person. Or even how one becomes an OSHA competent person. In this article, we’re going to give you the straight skinny. We’ll start by giving you the general definition of the phrase that OSHA provides in 1926.32(f)….

Some Unexpected Feedback

When we launched our new LMS (Learning Management System) platform earlier this year, we were excited and loved all of the positive comments regarding the new look and dynamic approach to our online safety courses.  However, some of the feedback was not exactly what I expected – and it allows…

4 Psychological Factors that Impact Driver Safety

In 2017, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes according to the National Safety Council, with the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road being alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. And, as an employer, you play a big role in keeping roads safe. Millions of employees drive as part of…

Some Unexpected Feedback

When we launched our new LMS (Learning Management System) platform earlier this year, we were excited and loved all of the positive comments regarding the new look and dynamic approach to our online safety courses.  However, some of the feedback was not exactly what I expected – and it allows…

NASP is Going to the NSC Congress & Expo in October

This year, NASP employees will be attending the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, TX October 22nd-24th. This is the world’s largest gathering of safety professionals, and expected attendance is anticipated to be over 15,000. We are excited about the variety of excellent speakers, the diverse topics to…

Silence is Deadly: Tips for Safety Talks

MAJORITY OF WORKERS DON’T SPEAK UP WHEN THEY SEE A HAZARD Silence may be golden in some cases, but not when it comes to workplace safety. Workers need to speak up. Conversations between supervisors   and employees about safety should happen frequently, but research cited by OSHA in its new…

NASP Continues to Grow…

Pete Nemmers is a Safety Specialist at NASP, where he develops new training content for our Learning Management System and aids in technical support for our customers.  He will also begin training for NASP in the upcoming year. Pete spent 8 years in the Army serving as a Military Police Officer which included a tour…

Worker Dies at OSHA VPP site: Status Taken Away?

Companies that are in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) are supposed to be some of the safest facilities in the nation. So, what happens when there’s a workplace fatality at a VPP site? The question has been raised after a fatality at a Louisiana refinery. A contract worker fell into…

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – Causes and Prevention

Hand arm vibration syndrome is a group of symptoms which accompanies prolong exposure to vibration from the use of hand-held vibrating tools. It is commonly known as HAVS and it affects the fingers, hands and arms – hence the name. The hand arm vibration syndrome is believed to be caused…