March 2019 Newsletter

Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety

Welding is the process of joining two or more pieces of metal together to form a single piece by melting adjoining areas of each piece and them letting them cool after they have been combined. Cutting is the process of separating two or more pieces of metal by concentrating intense…

Health and Safety Incidents Now The Biggest Loss Driver for Organisations

Health and safety incidents have become the leading financial loss drivers for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber-attacks or IT outages, according to the latest research. The British Standards Institution (BSI) 2019 Horizon Scan analysed the risks and threats recognised…

Construction Safety, By the Numbers

10 According to OSHA, about 1 in every 10 construction workers sustain an injury each year. Many construction companies and workers operate under the idea that injuries don’t happen often and that only those who are disregarding safety rules can become injured. This can serve as an excellent reminder that…

Dust to Dust: A Look at Silica Dust FAQs

Ever since OSHA began enforcing its respirable crystalline silica standard for general industry in June 2018, employers have struggled to understand compliance requirements. In late January, OSHA published a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers developed with industry stakeholders to relieve some of the confusion. The silica standard…

Hello from SC PRIMA!

This past week NASP had the honor in joining the South Carolina Public Risk Management Association for their 2019 annual conference in historic Charleston. During this two-day conference, Eric Gislason, NASP’s Executive Director, had the opportunity to present on the intricacies of OSHA as well as Safety Management Systems. We…

I Had a Joke About Construction, but I’m Still Working on It

Last issue, NASP announced the launch of our new Certified Safety Manager-Construction course, and it was met with great enthusiasm! This 40-hour course highlights the same training methodologies as our traditional CSM course while also offering construction specific training on:   OSHA and the Focus Four PPE and Lifesaving Equipment…

Environmental Health and Safety Professional Certificate (EHS)

We are proud to announce the completion of our new and improved Environmental Health and Safety Professional Certificate (EHS) course into the Learning Management System (LMS). Are you a busy professional who desires to improve your knowledge and credentials but has little time for classroom training? Then this class is…