NFPA 350 Guide for Confined Space Entry Work

The national Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently hosted a webinar on the new NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work. This webinar is available above and on YouTube with highlights including:

Background and vision for the NFPA 350 document on confined spaces Ways NFPA 350 addresses confusion and gaps in existing […]

OSHA Recordkeeping and Recordability: Medical Treatment vs. First Aid

Determining what constitutes an OSHA recordable injury can often be a science in itself. Luckily, the good folks at JJ Keller have put together a list of medical treatments (recordable) vs. first aid (non-recordable) for your reference. Care categories include:

Visits to health care professionals Cuts, lacerations, punctures, abrasions Inoculations Splinters Strains, sprains, dislocations […]

Occupational Health and Safety Videos for Training and Awareness

If you haven’t had the opportunity, check out WorkSafeBC’s YouTube page. With over 400 videos, they have something for everyone and are a great training resource. The subject matter of the videos touches most all areas of occupational health and safety, including:

LOTO and electrical safety GHS Forklifts, powered industrial trucks, and mobile equipment […]

OSHA Publishes Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.

Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined spaces are not intended for continuous occupancy. They are also difficult to exit in an emergency. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic […]

PPE: The Basics

CCOHS put together a nice infographic on some basic information regarding personal protective equipment.

Click past the break to view the full infographic

Excavation and Trenching Safety – Handout, Quiz & Answers

The Wisconsin Oil & Gas Industry Safety Alliance has produced a fantastic presentation/handout on excavation and trenching safety, including a quiz with answers. Check out what they put together.

You may encounter trenching and excavation operations on site. Therefore, it is important that you are aware of the potential hazards. By understanding the hazards; […]

OSHA eTools, vTools and eMatrices

OSHA has established a system of tools (eTools and the eMatrices) that are “stand-alone,” interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They are highly illustrated and utilize graphical menus. Some also use expert system modules, which enable the user to answer questions, and receive reliable advice on how OSHA regulations apply […]

GHS Infographic – Only the Facts recently published an infographic detailing the pertinent facts relating to the implementation of GHS. While GHS has historically focused on the international community, with early adoption by the European Union and Japan, the GHS trend is moving west and will definitely be in the spotlight in the U.S. in 2012. GHS has already had […]

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Introductory Overview & Webinar

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. The GHS provides 3 basic elements for classification and labeling:

Define health, physical & environmental hazards Classify the hazards Communicate the hazards throughout the workforce via labels and […]

Adequate Face Velocity for Laboratory Hoods

Multiple organizations have adopted laboratory hood safety standards to determine the effectiveness of a hood in limiting occupational exposure. One such measure of determining the effectiveness of the hood is by measuring the speed of air entering the hood (i.e. the face velocity). While face velocity is not the only test method […]