July 2019 Newsletter

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…

New Member Benefits

NASP is constantly working to build a membership platform that not only helps you manage and maintain safety in the workplace, but also saves you, and your company, money. If you haven’t checked out the New SMART Premium Membership program, we highly recommend you do so. For only $195/year, you…

Two Notable RCRA Regulations on the Way

A final rule making aerosol cans a universal waste (UW) is due any day now. The EPA is working out the kinks on how facilities must puncture cans first to prevent accidents. State waste offices will move quickly to add aerosols to their UW lists once EPA weighs in (Colorado already allows…

Gig Economy Raises Safety Concerns

In a gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees. Gig economy jobs come with a lack of traditional training and supervision that raises safety concerns. More than one-third of the American workforce (about 57 million workers) joined…

And the Survey Says…

Recently, NASP sent out a survey asking members and previous students to weigh in on what new instructor-led courses NASP should offer in the future…and the results are in! For the remaining 2019 calendar, NASP is adding TWO BRAND NEW courses: Certified Safety Manager- Construction: This 5-day course is a…

School is IN for the Summer

NASP is proud to be a part of the Wilmington Regional Safety & Health School this year. Each year, safety professionals from around the area organize this excellent event which brings nationally recognized speakers to the Port City to focus on the latest in safety related topics for two packed…

Not All Injuries Can Be Prevented

The statement “All injuries can be prevented” has been bandied around for decades. Some people even have added, “All injuries can and should be prevented.” In theory, these statements may be partially true. But in reality, millions and millions of injuries occur every day, in every corner of the world,…