Compliance and Safety

An Ounce of Observation is worth a Pound of Prevention July 23, 2014 No Comments

On Aug. 2, 1999, an aircraft mechanic opened fire in a cafeteria at the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, killing five people and injuring 17 others before he was fatally wounded in a shootout with military police.
After the incident, the shooter’s co-workers, friends and family members revealed that the man had been [...]

Alleged affair leads to failed murder-for hire: Workers’ comp for PTSD? No Comments

This case provides a reminder that if something at work worsens an employee’s pre-existing condition, the employer may be on the hook to provide workers’ comp benefits. This includes all sorts of injuries, including mental ones.
Arthur Mosley, an employee of a Hannaford Brothers Co. supermarket in New York, suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
While [...]

Manage Your Outside Inspectors – Excellent Advice From Former ex-OSHA Inspector No Comments

Every company is subject to many and various outside inspectors who regularly visit their locations. These inspectors are from the: insurance company, fire department, government safety agencies (e.g. OSHA), and even the corporate headquarters.
These many inspectors have great power and can: levy fines, increase insurance premiums or cancel your policy, generate mandatory fix-it [...]

Electrical Safety PSA: A MUST-WATCH For Your Next Safety Meeting No Comments

Related Electrical Safety Training DVDs:

Electrical Safety Training Video
Reminds employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need. View Product

Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments I
Discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves. View Product

Electrocution Hazards [...]

July 2014 NEW RELEASE: Pallet Jack Safety Training Video by JJ Keller July 16, 2014 No Comments

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JJ Keller has just released a brand new training video for Pallet Jack operators. It’s available in DVD and online training format. Check it out!
Most employers provide only basic forklift training to pallet jack operators. Given that pallet jack operators are frequently getting on and off the machine, there are some important subtleties that need [...]

Does Your Drug Policy Refer to “illegal drugs”? It May Need To Be Changed July 15, 2014 No Comments

Availability of legal, recreational pot in Washington state is a big change. What hasn’t changed is employers’ ability to test their employees for marijuana use. Even so, employers should check their drug policies in light of the new pot law.
Drug testing that includes marijuana is still legal for Washington employers. The new weed law [...]

Production vs. Safety: Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker’s Death No Comments

This story was done in collaboration with Univision.
Inside the sugar plant in Fairless Hills, Pa., nobody could find Janio Salinas, a 50-year-old temp worker from just over the New Jersey border.
Throughout the morning, Salinas and a handful of other workers had been bagging mounds of sugar for a company that supplies the makers of Snapple [...]

But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List No Comments

What does that really mean?
Perhaps you just asked a question at a committee meeting. The room went silent and at least one person pointedly explained to you that “We’ve always done it this way”. The rest of the group either chimed in or nodded their heads in arrogant approval. Some might even have glanced at [...]

No Escape: Dangers of Confined Spaces No Comments

Related Confined Space Training DVDs:

Confined Space Entry Training Video
Address the major areas of employee training required by the regulation. View Product

Confined Space Entry A Retraining Program Video or DVD
Gives employees the information they need to refresh their knowledge of OSHA’s Confined Space regulation. View Product

HAZWOPER [...]

Professor avoids prison in death of student due to lab fire July 8, 2014 No Comments

A deal with prosecutors will keep a university professor out of prison in connection with the death of a student who wasn’t wearing proper protection while handling hazardous chemicals in a lab.
Under the agreement that has been approved by a judge, UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran has agreed to:

acknowledge he was responsible for safety [...]

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