HSI January Newsletter
Your monthly digest of EHS, Compliance, and Professional Development resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone.
Upcoming Webinar: “OSHA's 300 Log - Easier with a Safety Management System”
The OSHA 300 log and its associated reporting forms are the required evil all employers love to hate. So how do you make it less painful? HSI’s Safety Management System (SMS).
If you could use a deeper understanding on OSHA regulations, and how automating and digitizing OSHA logs can save you time, please join us for the webinar on Wednesday, January 26 at 2 PM ET.
Chief Safety Officer, Jill James, and Product Manager, Sara Pajda will guide you through the ins and outs of the forms and help-aids available to determine recordability , as well as how HSI’s SMS Incident Management module can make it more manageable. We'll cover:
- How to log each physical location
- The process of entering each injury or illness that meets certain ‘recordability’ criteria
- How much easier it is to fill in all data, ensuring it’s up-to-date in case of an audit
- How an SMS can help with other applications, injury/illness related or not
The 300 log and the 300A form is the record of recordable injuries and illnesses that occur on the job, and contains the department and job of the worker, a description of the injury or illness, and the number of lost days or restricted days that occurred as a result of the injury or illness. All of this needs to be summarized on the 300A form and posted by February 1 and/or submitted to OSHA by March 2 - it's a lot! Find out how we can help.
COVID-19 ETS Update
The Sixth Circuit Court ruled on December 17, 2021 and dissolved the stay of the order. OSHA then updated their COVID-19 webpage and stated they won't be issuing citations until 1/10/22 for non-compliance with the requirement and 2/9/22 for testing requirements, effectively extended the standard deadlines.
On Friday, January 7, the Supreme Court met and listened to oral arguments regarding OSHA COVID-19 mandates. The court was expected to issue action or decision before the January 10th deadline that would likely result in a brief administrative hold on the mandate. Stay tuned and make sure you’re doing what you can to make your workplace “COVID-safe”.
HSI Exhibiting Schedule
- HSI (CPR solutions) will be at the Parent Heart Watch 17th Annual National Heart to Heart Conference, January 14-16, 2022 in Chandler, Arizona
- HSI (Active Shooter solution) will be at the SHOT Show | The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show, January 18–21, 2022 in Las Vegas, Booth number 42754
- HSI (Industrial Skills) will be at booth #4637 at PowerGen International January 26-28 in Dallas, TX.
- HSI (Industrial Skills) will be at IDEA CampusEnergy2021 February 16-18 in Boston, MA
- HSI will be exhibiting at Training Magazine’s Training 2022 Conference & Expo in Orlando. February 28 – March 2, 2022.
This course will familiarize you with the health and safety hazards you may face when working in an office environment, and introduce techniques for preventing and responding to injuries, illnesses, and security threats that may occur.
HSI Basic Life Support (BLS)
HSI Basic Life Support (BLS) is now shipping. All approved HSI Training Centers (TCs) who have pre-ordered BLS after completing the HSI Instructor Update Course will receive it soon. To order BLS now, make sure you’ve completed the HSI Instructor Update Course and place your order in your TC portal.
HSI Adult First Aid | CPR AED is scheduled to start shipping by the end of January.
HSI Pediatric First Aid | CPR AED will be ready at the end of February.
CONTEST - Win a trip to Eugene, OR to take part in an HSI video production.
How to enter: Every U.S.-based TC who completes their HSI Instructor Update Course AND purchases at least one new HSI program package will automatically get one entry to win a trip our headquarters in Eugene, Oregon to participate in an upcoming video shoot.
We’ll select two winners who will spend a few days behind the scenes at HSI, meeting our team and taking part in a video segment.
Remote Employee Mental Health
The more we get to know about the stresses of remote work, the more we understand that it can take a toll on your mental health.
Your remote workers may hide that they’re struggling mentally, but surveys show many of them are. Whether it has to do with a diagnosed mental health disorder, or simply someone being lonely while working from home, mental health among remote workers is something we as leaders should take seriously.
In this course, we’ll address how you can take action to improve and maintain the mental health of your remote employees. We’ll discuss how to promote your company’s benefits, maintain healthy communication, and encourage work-life balance among your team.
Toxic Work Environment
A toxic workplace can create issues for your employees and the company as a whole. This new series in our Health and Wellness topic covers how to identify a toxic workplace, surviving it, and how to fix it.
- Signs of a Toxic Workplace
- Surviving a Toxic Workplace
- Fixing a Toxic Workplace
5 Essential Elements of Workplace Health and Safety Compliance for HR Professionals
Safety often falls into the lap of HR professionals and either you have direct responsibility for overall workplace health and safety, or you are working closely with your company’s safety professional. As a human resources professional, do you view your responsibilities as benefits, pay, and employee hiring and retention? Is workplace safety on that list (beyond insurance carrier health and wellness programs)?
This white paper provides all the information you need to create an air-tight health and safety system for your organization. Through understanding these five essential elements, you can create a comprehensive safety program and a framework to work with your company’s safety professionals.
Updated: OSHA COVID-19 ETS Organizational Self-Assessment Tool
HSI created this organizational self-assessment tool in response to the Nov. 5, 2021, release of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) 1910.501 related to COVID-19 testing, vaccine tracking, face coverings, reporting, and employee communication.
We want to help you, the employer, evaluate your company’s programs and policies to create a COVID-safe workplace and identify areas you may need to work on. If you’d like to review the text of the OSHA standard, HSI created a document of the standard that is easier to digest.
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