With summer clearly behind us, and inclement weather on its way, if you haven’t already, it is time to start putting in place proper floor safety precautions for your building and reminding your employees so they are aware of any changes. According to OSHA (U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration) slips, trips
Confined spaces are one of the most deadly places in the workplaces. They contains many potential hazards and have restricted exit. Related to confined spaces, OSHA requires that: a. All confined spaces in the workplaces shall be identified. b. Confined work spaces shall be treated as hazardous until proven. c. Their hazards should be identified.
As part of a Lockout/Tagout(LOTO) program, there needs to be a process to safely remove lockout devices from equipment without the employee present. It is not safe to simply remove a lock from equipment that is locked out without following a documented procedure. Every avenue must be made to contact the employee and ensure they
An emergency is a chaotic time, as part of a quality emergency response plan, there are specific considerations a workplace may require beyond a basic plan. Below we review some of the special considerations you may need to include in your plan. If you need more information about emergency response planning, check out what else
An important component of a bloodborne pathogen program are specific forms. Forms for a BBP program Receipt of Bloodborne Pathogen Plan: this form is used to document training of the employees, and to document that employees that face potential exposure have been provided with the bloodborne pathogen program. It is required to provide all employees
A quality powered equipment program has many different components, without each one, the program fails, not just from a regulatory aspect, but more importantly from a safety standpoint. The foundation of a quality powered industrial vehicle program is started with a quality policy. An excellent policy should be broad based, covering all known and potential