January 2019 Newsletter

When Working in the Cold, Be Prepared and Be Aware

When you must work in the cold, always be prepared and be aware. Workers in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Exposure to cold can be an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation. For outdoor workers, what constitutes cold stress and its effects can vary across different areas…

Under-reporting Injuries Still a Big Challenge for OSHA

An annual review pinpoints OSHA’s biggest challenges as it strives to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. A law passed in 2000 requires the Office of Inspector General to identify the most serious management and performance challenges facing the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA’s parent agency. The OIG report says…

Certified Safety Manager (CSM) 2019

After wrapping up an extremely successful 2018, we are pleased to announce our 2019 Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Classroom schedule: February 11-15, Las Vegas May 6-10, Charleston June 24-28, Chicago October 21-25, San Antonio (hotel TBD) CSM Vegas! In the world of safety, it’s always nice to know that the…

Winterizing Your Workforce

Even in the midst of a mild winter season, it is important for businesses to address the inevitable increase in health issues as temperatures begin to drop. The major issues of the winter season are: how to reduce risks associated with cold-weather exposure, battling this year’s flu season, and how…

Safety Auditor Certificate Course (SAC) Update

We are proud to announce the completion of our SAC course into the Learning Management System (LMS). Do you conduct audits in-house? Are you required to perform Incident Investigations? Do you write JHAs? Then the SAC is for you! In this course, you will discover: A comprehensive review of the…

Are Drones the Future for OSHA Inspections?

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s an OSHA drone? That’s right, believe it or not, OSHA is now employing the use of drones for enforcement purposes in areas that would otherwise be deemed as inaccessible or unsafe for OSHA inspectors. After publishing a memo in May of 2018 formalizing the use…

Failed New Year Resolutions

I recently read this article regarding why we fail at New Year resolutions.  I think this could apply to our safety goals in the New Year as well.  Would love to hear feedback from our customers. Setting a New Year’s resolution isn’t just socially accepted; it’s culturally encouraged. During the…

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials (hazmat) are any material that has properties that may result in risk or injury to health and/or destruction of life or facilities. Many hazardous materials (hazmat) do not have a taste or an odor. Some can be detected because they cause physical reactions such as watering eyes or…