May 2019 Newsletter

The Habit of Safety

Forming, Changing and Reinforcing Key Safety Behaviors By definition, safety professionals are responsible for controlling exposure to risk. As a result, they tend to focus their efforts on establishing procedures, engineering solutions and other controls designed to restrict workers’ risk exposure. At their best, these systems are logical, comprehensive and…

Mugno withdraws from consideration as OSHA head

Washington – Already in its longest period without a permanent administrator, OSHA will have to wait even longer, as Scott Mugno has withdrawn from consideration as the agency’s assistant secretary of labor, according to a Bloomberg Law report published May 15. A LinkedIn page for Scott A. Mugno was changed from “Awaiting…

Safety from the Shadows

The Problem of Informal Social Power in Industrial Safety Safety is about good intentions. What nobler goal could there be than saving lives and keeping an entire company’s workforce healthy? These good intentions often focus on power. After all, the safety industry is preoccupied with controlling and limiting hazardous energy—literally…

Here We Grow Again: NASP Franchisees Expand Global Network

  NASP/IASP is delighted to announce our network has expanded. We would like to formally introduce two of our new franchises overseas! Green World Group, established in 2006, offers well researched, industry-specific and highly comprehensive safety and health courses which are bundled to enhance every participant’s knowledge and equip them…

Distracted Driving tops Drunk Driving as #1 Hazard

Drivers distracted by their cell phones are a growing threat on U.S. roads, and they’re at least as dangerous as drunk drivers, according to data from Zendrive. Zendrive’s third annual Distracted Driving Study found over 60% of drivers use their phones while driving each day, and out of the 1.8…

Causes, Costs of Injuries in 8 Industries

The 2019 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index is more specific than in previous years. This year’s index, for the first time, breaks out the causes and costs of the most serious workplace injuries for eight industries. Liberty Mutual’s 2019 index indicates that the top 10 causes were the same between…

Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Hospitalizes 38

Nearly 40 individuals, comprised of mostly emergency responders, are hospitalized after a leaking anhydrous ammonia tank being transported by a tractor. When local officials arrived at the scene of the incident, they immediately observed a cloud of smoke, fume inhalation forced the retreat of those individuals. Residents living within a…

NASP Talks Training

Anhydrous ammonia, among many other chemicals, can pose serious hazards to human health. As we’ve seen in this article, emergency responders are tasked with the immediate response to various situations, and without proper training, can succumb to the symptoms of the chemicals with which they come into contact. NASP offers…

Breezing Through to the Windy City

Dates have changed! NASP if offering our Certified Safety Manager (CSM) course on September 16th-20th in Chicago! We are currently running a 20% off special, click here to take advantage of the discount before it flies away! While in Chicago, you can watch the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds…

Locking Out Decision Fatigue

If you wanted to summarize the safety profession for a layperson, you would do well to start with lockout/tagout (LOTO) as a great example of the contemporary approach to workplace safety. It combines an engineering solution and a behavioral process in order to prevent workers from coming into contact with…