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Death on the Job: 2017 Fatality Numbers Released
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Death on the Job: 2017 Fatality Numbers Released

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2017. The total fatal...  More →

Related Topics: Construction , death , fails , jobs , Safety

Resolve to Have a Safe 2017
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Resolve to Have a Safe 2017

Diet fads and gym memberships come and go, but a resolution for a safer 2017 for you, your family, and...  More →

Related Topics: Safety , Safe year , 2017

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month - 2017
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month - 2017

Everyone who has been behind a wheel knows that distracted driving is a reality that plagues our roads today. From...  More →

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Upcoming OSHA Training Compliance Deadlines for NYC Local Law 196 of 2017
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Upcoming OSHA Training Compliance Deadlines for NYC Local Law 196 of 2017

Signed into law in October 2017, Local Law 196 enacts new OSHA training requirements for New York City construction workers...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , OSHA 10 , OSHA 30

The Shift
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The Shift

Technology has transformed the way we work in fundamental ways, except for one—occupational health and safety. Safety remains a reactionary...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , online safety training , PPE , Safety , Training

Unsafe Behaviors
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Unsafe Behaviors

What’s the hazard here? The employee is working from an unprotected side or edge without benefit of a fall protection...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , fall protection , osha standards , safety training , online safety training

Locked Doors
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Locked Doors

What’s the hazard here? If this door could speak, I think its story might go something like this... Back when...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , fire , hr , nsg , online safety training , PPE

OSHA Approved
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OSHA Approved

What’s the hazard here? The hazard is misinformation. There is no such thing as “OSHA Approved.” Though this term of...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , hr , nsg , online training , osha standards , safety pro

AED Infographic
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AED Infographic

Of the 49,555 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests analyzed in a study by the journal Circulation, researchers found that nearly 66 percent...  More →

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Thanksgiving Food Safety
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Thanksgiving Food Safety

Big holidays mean big meals, and the granddaddy of them all here in the U.S. is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner...  More →

Related Topics: Thanksgiving , Holiday

Scaffold No-No
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Scaffold No-No

What’s the hazard here? What isn’t the hazard here is the better question, right? Let’s keep this simple. Each manufactured...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online training , osha standards , safety training

False Fall Protection
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False Fall Protection

What’s the hazard here? Fall hazard. When employees are exposed to falls of greater than 4-feet in general industry settings...  More →

Related Topics: fall protection , Safety

Unprotected Wall Openings
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Unprotected Wall Openings

What’s the hazard here? Both employees are exposed to a fall hazard. Both, really? It seems obvious the person standing...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , Construction , exposure , fall arrest , Falls , hr , job , nsg

Fan Blade Guarding
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Fan Blade Guarding

What’s the hazard here? Rotating parts would be the safety terminology. However, getting stuck by one of those fan blades...  More →

Related Topics: Electrical , exposure , hr , nsg , PPE , Safety

Truck Crane Safety
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Truck Crane Safety

What’s the hazard here? Well, let’s start by naming what we see here. The photo shows a service truck crane...  More →

Related Topics: Construction , fall arrest , job , nsg , online safety training , osha standards , risk

What is eLearning?
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What is eLearning?

After coming to work for HSI, I was asked in social situations about my new job: “So what do you...  More →

Related Topics: hr , job , online training , online safety training

Construction Safety Infographic
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Construction Safety Infographic

Did you know that construction deaths account for more than 21% of all fatalities in private industry, and falls account...  More →

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Eye Safety Infographic
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Eye Safety Infographic

Are your workers following the best practices for keeping their eyes safe? Each day nearly 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a...  More →

Related Topics: Infographic

Electrical Safety Infographic
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Electrical Safety Infographic

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), electrical fatalities in the U.S. in 2016 increased by 15% from the...  More →

Related Topics: Infographic

Fire Emergencies Infographic
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Fire Emergencies Infographic

Did you know that, on average, U.S. fire departments responded to fire every 24 seconds, and a structure fire every...  More →

Related Topics: Infographic

Wilderness First Aid
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Wilderness First Aid

For those with outdoor leadership responsibilities, training in wilderness emergency care is a must. An important part of preparing for...  More →

Related Topics: Infographic

Distracted Driving Infographic
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Distracted Driving Infographic

According to the NHTSA, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving during daylight hours, which creates enormous potential...  More →

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Misleading ASHI Survey
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Misleading ASHI Survey

HSI was recently made aware of a survey seeking ASHI instructor feedback in a way that could be misleading and...  More →

Related Topics: ASHI

HazCom: Why It Matters
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HazCom: Why It Matters

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is an important regulation for any industry where employees work with or around chemicals, which makes...  More →

Related Topics: TALK , HAZCOM

Emergency Preparedness Resources: Floods
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Emergency Preparedness Resources: Floods

Floods happen each year and in times of crisis, FEMA is the best source of information connecting all agencies and...  More →

Related Topics: flooding , Emergency , emergency preparedness

Q & A: Safety Accountability
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Q & A: Safety Accountability

Question: “It is pretty easy to instill safety with our workers who work in our fabrication shop, but we have...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety

Q & A: Safety Manuals
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Q & A: Safety Manuals

Question: “Safety manuals overview or detailed; What is best?” Answer: Think if you proved one or the other…which version do...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , manuals , safety pro

What Is Micro-Learning?
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What Is Micro-Learning?

I’ve been in the learning space for so long that I find these conversations about “microlearning” humorous. Because, in the...  More →

Related Topics: effectiveness , hr , job , online safety training , Safety , Training

Q & A: Fatality Audits
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Q & A: Fatality Audits

Question: "Do you recommend that employees have representation (legal) during major injury or fatality audits?" Answer: “Yeah, that's always good...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , osha standards , safety training

Honoring Worker Memorial Day
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Honoring Worker Memorial Day

Shamus and Kortney are Judy’s sons. Both sons died on-the-job, almost exactly one year apart from each other. Shamus died...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online training , osha standards , safety training

Q & A: Chlorine Safety
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Q & A: Chlorine Safety

Question: “We are an electroforming company that uses hydrochloric acid in some of the tanks. Do we need chlorine safety...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , Chemical , Chemical Safety

Q & A: Addressing Citations
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Q & A: Addressing Citations

Question: “How much time do you have to correct the citation?” Answer: Depends on the citation and time set forth...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , PPE , safety training

Unsafe Walking-Working Surface
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Unsafe Walking-Working Surface

What’s the hazard here? Perhaps the true hazard here is a serious lack of resources, resulting in this haphazard, makeshift...  More →

Related Topics: Electrical , nsg , OSHA , PPE , risk

Stand-down for Fall Prevention
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Stand-down for Fall Prevention

While preventing falls where workers use ladders and lifts to carry out their job duties is a year-round task for...  More →

Related Topics: Falls , Fall proctection , fall prevention

Road Construction Season is Here
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Road Construction Season is Here

You may have already noticed that your state’s department of transportation has been dispatching construction crews to your local roads...  More →

Related Topics: Road Construction , Construction

Hepatitis C Infection Rate Increasing
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Hepatitis C Infection Rate Increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the U.S. is seeing a significant upward trend in...  More →

Related Topics: BBP , Hepatitis

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week
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OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

June 12-18, 2017, is OSHA’s inaugural “Safe + Sound Week,” and it’s all about recognizing the value of a robust...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , Week

Safety Comes in Many Colors
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Safety Comes in Many Colors

You might not think of a construction site as a bright and colorful place, but the orange and yellow safety...  More →

Related Topics: Safety , Construction

Why Offer Workplace Safety Training?
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Why Offer Workplace Safety Training?

From compliance obligations to preventing injuries and saving lives, there are a lot of good reasons to offer safety training...  More →

Related Topics: Workplace Safety , Training

Home and Office Heating Safety
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Home and Office Heating Safety

When the temperatures drop, the space heaters come out. Before plugging in or otherwise firing up your supplemental indoor heating...  More →

Related Topics: Heating

Holiday Safety Tips – Griswold Style!
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Holiday Safety Tips – Griswold Style!

For many of us, the holiday season is rich with nostalgia. As a safety professional, my nostalgia starts and stops...  More →

Related Topics: Holiday , Winter

Active Shooter Response & Situational Awareness
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Active Shooter Response & Situational Awareness

"Mom, I'm fairly certain we'll be having a lock-down drill today at school." – Kids everywhere right now. Your student...  More →

Related Topics: active shooter , awareness

Q & A: Employee Safety Responsibility
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Q & A: Employee Safety Responsibility

Question: “How does accountability apply in your safety?” Answer: That’s a broad question, and I’m not sure how specific you’re...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , Training

Q & A: Exempt from OSHA?
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Q & A: Exempt from OSHA?

Question: “If the state has no written program, is a 'public' entity exempt from OSHA? Also, what is your recommendation...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , safety training

Q & A: Death By PowerPoint
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Q & A: Death By PowerPoint

Question: “What is the best way to move beyond death by PowerPoint in training?” Answer: Try telling a story…watch the...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , Training

Q & A: Building Confined Spaces
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Q & A: Building Confined Spaces

Question: “Confined space: working in construction, when does the space your are building become a confined space? It starts out...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , safety training

Q & A: Combustible Waste Materials
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Q & A: Combustible Waste Materials

Question: “Is there a rule on size of shred bins with no sprinkler system in the work place?” Answer: Nope...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , osha standards , safety training

Q & A: Learning Management Systems
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Q & A: Learning Management Systems

Question: “Do you have any recommendations for a stand-alone training data management tool. A program that tracks training a stand...  More →

Related Topics: lms , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , safety training

Q & A: Whistle Blower Inspections
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Q & A: Whistle Blower Inspections

Question: “What criteria is used to determine if an inspection needs to happen when someone whistle blows on the company?”...  More →

Related Topics: accident , Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , PPE , Recordkeeping

Q & A: OSHA Inspections & Subpoenas
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Q & A: OSHA Inspections & Subpoenas

Question: “Are employees required to speak to the inspector?” Answer: No. Employee interviews are voluntary. However, OSHA can work to...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , osha standards , Safety

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