Leading Indicators in Occupational Safety and Health

The Campbell Institute has conducted a multi-year research study on leading indicators in the Environmental, Health and Safety field, with particular attention to Occupational Health and Safety. They have published 3 documents on their research on leading indicators that contain a wealth of information from industry leaders and visionaries.

Practical Guide to Leading Indicators […]

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 […]

AIHA Publishes Body of Knowledge on IAQ, Respiratory Protection, and Direct Read Instruments

AIHA has begun publishing technical documents that represent the “body of knowledge” that a competent and skillful practitioner should possess. The documents are available for free on AIHA’s website and currently consists of the following:

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – Indoor Air Quality Practitioner (637) Respiratory Protection – Respiratory Protection Program Administration and Fit […]

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 […]

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 […]

MAK Collection for Occupational Health and Safety Now Available Online – FREE

The MAK Collection for Occupational Health and Safety now is available on-line and free. It provides the German recommended exposure limits with documentation for chemicals used in Germany and many other countries. The MAK-values are daily 8-hour time-weighed average values and apply to healthy adults. Substance-specific acceptable peak concentrations, including the highest possible duration […]

Free Online Training Modules in Occupational Hygiene

The Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), has created a new website, www.OHLearning.com, where free course materials for international occupational hygiene training modules are posted. Find training materials, learn about occupational hygiene, or develop your existing skillset.

Modules currently available include:

Noise Asbestos Measurement of Hazardous Substances Health Effects of Hazardous Substances Control of Hazardous Environments […]

Guide to Developing a Hazardous Materials Training Program

This guidance document (A Guide to Developing A Hazardous Materials Training Program – link at the bottom of this post) explains the training requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations, identifies those employees who must be trained, and provides a tool to help hazmat employers determine what type of training and training environment may be best […]