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OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Bureau of Labor Statistics - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Safety Council - International public service organization dedicated to educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injuries and deaths.
CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association, serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials, open forum for the development of high-quality, market-relevant, international standards used around the globe.
IGA - International Glove Association.
DuPont - DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.
World Health Organization - WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
Voluntary Protective Programs - VPP promotes effective worksite-based safety and health.
Board of Certified Safety Professionals - BCSP is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners in order to enhance the safety of people, property, and the environment.
Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists - CCHEST is recognized as the leader in high-quality, third-party accredited health, safety, and environmental credentialing for technologists, technicians, supervisors, and workers.

Discussion Forum

Hazard Communication 6 Replies

When training your employees on chemical hazards and MSDS sheets, etc., what do you find are the most useful tactics or tools to use? Continue

Tags: MSDS, right-to-know, training, safety, communication

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by kevincarter carter Nov 2, 2013.

Translating Safety Training Materials 6 Replies

If you work in an international company, do you translate your safety training materials into the native language of the trainees or customize your programs for each country?Continue

Tags: translations, training, safety

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by Kurt Franke Oct 12, 2012.

Focus Four Construction DVD or VHS 3 Replies

Does anyone know of a good video that covers all of the focus four topics?  I've checked with Coastal and Wumbus and so far I've found nothing.  One of my clients wants a single video to cover all…Continue

Started by Wes Daubenspeck. Last reply by John Padilla Jun 4, 2012.

Would you like to represent an International Association ISQEM as one of our Directors?

Invitation to apply for ISQEM Director This is your chance to raise you own professional profile in the HSQE industry by becoming a Director of ISQEM, and help increase our membership worldwide. If…Continue

Tags: environment, management, director, quality, membership

Started by Wayne Harris May 7, 2011.

Online OSHA Training 8 Replies

Studies have shown that people are more likely to complete and retain information learned from online training courses as compared to live training.Providing comprehensive online safety training…Continue

Tags: osha, courses, training, online, safety

Started by Safety Training International. Last reply by Stormy May 10, 2010.

Calling All Contractors: Lead Certification Is Now Required By Law

Effective, Today, April 22nd, 2010, a new EPA lead rule takes effect.Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting…Continue

Tags: Painting, and, (RRP), Safety, Safety

Started by Jennifer Sledziona Apr 22, 2010.

Safety Training Videos 4 Replies

I just posted a blog on safety training videos, inspired by something I read on Safety News Alerts. I'd love to get your feedback.http://bit.ly/clCovxContinue

Tags: videos, training, safety

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by Christie Mendola Apr 22, 2010.

Solutions in Safety Training Virtual Symposium From ASSE

Hi,First - full disclosure, I work for ASSE and I apologize in advance for the shameless plug. However, looking at some of the posts here on the value (and pitfalls) around online training, I thought…Continue

Tags: ASSE, symposium, conference, training, safety

Started by Dan McNeill Jan 18, 2010.

Violence in the Workplace is Taking a Deadly Toll

These past few days have been horrific across the U.S. The stunning tragedy at Fort Hood claiming the lives of 13 people along with many injured, and then today’s workplace shooting in Orlando. All…Continue

Tags: statistics, scenarios, training, prevention, what

Started by SafetySkills Nov 12, 2009.

Online / Classroom Training 1 Reply

Online training now available through the J&M Safety site. Visit www.jandmsafety.com. We have also partnered with a certified trainer in North Carolina…Continue

Tags: safety, training, online, osha

Started by Lance Johnson. Last reply by Dena Melancon Oct 27, 2009.

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Comment by Ray Butler on March 16, 2010 at 3:21pm
I have found near miss reporting logs are a great tool in the safety manager’s toolbox; however like most tool they can be miss-used. I agree they can show us trends or processes that may need to be corrected, so that we are proactive in managing safety. On the other hand I’ve worked for are large corporation, that required us to have a all hands safety stand down meeting and discuss what had happen, and what we were going to do to fix it. What end up happening, the work force stops reporting near misses so that they would not have to be inconvenienced with shutting down and going to a meeting.
What I do now is require the project manager, foreman and competent person to each log nears misses and perform there own investigation and determine what the severity would be if it didn’t miss. After they have determine the severity; Equipment damage, personnel injury and cost. After they have determined what could have happen and they feel that I need to get involved in investigation, training or disciplinary actions, I will go out to that site and take actions.
As far incentive programs I feel there too costly and the employees end up not reporting injuries. We had Safety Bingo program, we went a whole year with no near misses no first aids and no lost time. Look great on paper our Corp office loved the program our customer thought it was great! Until 3 weeks after we hit our year, one of our first claims came in for a torn rotator cuff tear. The guy was reaching and pulling objects to him a self and felt burning in his shoulder about nine months in to the safety bingo and he did want to ruin his changes for the grand prize of $5000.00 dollars cash!!!! Of course I had to deal with another injury not reported because they wanted to when Safety Bingo.
Comment by Dennis Barnett CSP on March 15, 2010 at 10:43am
Also with a near miss reporting program it can help to predicted where the next First Aid or Recordable incident might occur. That way a company is being proactive toward incidents verse reactive.

I agree that a "rewards program" doesn't have to be big. As mentioned below a simple thanks for doing it right/safely or a small token for the coffee/vending machines works just as well.
Comment by Christie Mendola on March 15, 2010 at 9:19am
The near miss reporting program is an interesting idea. Sounds like it would be more successful than an incentive program with group prizes, etc.
Comment by Mike Maloney on March 12, 2010 at 4:19pm
I have to agree. Incentives tend to inhibit reporting of incidents. Nobody wants to be the one to cost your team/department/shift/plant the big reward. What can work is simple little awards such as free coffee tokens when you see someone doing something safely. Even just recognizing someone by commenting that they did it right goes a long way.

You're right, Jay, in that Near Miss reporting is important. Effective root-cause analysis and irreversible corrective actions are critical.
Comment by Jay D. Rohman on March 12, 2010 at 2:39pm
Christie, I intend to agree with the blog writer. Incentives will not work unless there is a solid culture in place that ensures that employees really are safe and not just covering up. Organizations must encourage employees to adopt a culture of safety through continual positive reinforcements more than negative punishments and problem covering incentives. One of the other commentors on the blog talked about the value of a solid Near Miss Program. I believe from experience that a Near Miss Reporting Program is more valuable than an incentive program.
Jay D. Rohman www.EncouragingSafety.com
Comment by Christie Mendola on March 12, 2010 at 9:26am
This blog writer doesn't think safety incentive programs are a good idea at all. http://bit.ly/c7qaby
Comment by Christie Mendola on February 26, 2010 at 9:35am
Emedco offers a wide variety of safety training and compliance tools you can use in your workplace. We also provide banners, pins, certification items and scoreboards to help you motivate employees to work safely every day. http://www.emedco.com/safety-compliance/training-motivation.html
Comment by Toni Dugas on February 24, 2010 at 12:02pm
Visit www.SafetyAwardStore.com
They have hundreds of products for Safety Awards, Incentives and Safety Reminders....clothing, first-aid kits, duffle bags, emergency flashlights, Leatherman tools and much more. Even Safety Snack Packs!

Everything can be custom printed with your logo and safety message too!
Comment by Paul Spresser on January 10, 2010 at 2:07am
Introduction time perhaps - have worked at SIMTARS for 10 years (a testing station in Australia like FM or UL or CSA), worked for a consulting firm for a number of years and have struck out on my own. I have worked for a company called MOXI (www.moxi.com.au) as a trainer and assessor and writer of course material.

While I cover most areas in the hazardous arena, I have some particular interest in combustible dust issues, probably due to the fact that even here, this is the area where the most ignorance/denial seems to lie.

I am familiar with most internation standards (and have them). Australia is adopting IEC standards (albiet rebadged ones with extra appendices and some minor changes) and accepts IECEx certification (as well as the local variation for national standards - the ANZEx scheme). However, we dont accept ATEX. ATEX certified equipment need to have conformity assessment to local or IEC standards before being accepted.

I hope no one held their breath! Check out the website www.epeeconsulting.net for more information on what I do.

Cheers

Paul
Comment by Robert Kenneth Robinson on November 10, 2009 at 4:36am
can anyone give any insight on the CHST exam? I hear it is a hard exam, now I know my bit when it comes to construction safety after 20 years but I keep getting mixed signals from folks. Is there any main focal points? Is there a lot of math, any insight would be helpful and what to expect....thanks
 

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Discussion Forum

Hazard Communication 6 Replies

When training your employees on chemical hazards and MSDS sheets, etc., what do you find are the most useful tactics or tools to use? Continue

Tags: MSDS, right-to-know, training, safety, communication

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by kevincarter carter Nov 2, 2013.

Translating Safety Training Materials 6 Replies

If you work in an international company, do you translate your safety training materials into the native language of the trainees or customize your programs for each country?Continue

Tags: translations, training, safety

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by Kurt Franke Oct 12, 2012.

Focus Four Construction DVD or VHS 3 Replies

Does anyone know of a good video that covers all of the focus four topics?  I've checked with Coastal and Wumbus and so far I've found nothing.  One of my clients wants a single video to cover all…Continue

Started by Wes Daubenspeck. Last reply by John Padilla Jun 4, 2012.

Would you like to represent an International Association ISQEM as one of our Directors?

Invitation to apply for ISQEM Director This is your chance to raise you own professional profile in the HSQE industry by becoming a Director of ISQEM, and help increase our membership worldwide. If…Continue

Tags: environment, management, director, quality, membership

Started by Wayne Harris May 7, 2011.

Online OSHA Training 8 Replies

Studies have shown that people are more likely to complete and retain information learned from online training courses as compared to live training.Providing comprehensive online safety training…Continue

Tags: osha, courses, training, online, safety

Started by Safety Training International. Last reply by Stormy May 10, 2010.

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