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  • South African Safety Professionals will soon need to brush up on their Risk Management Skills as the landscape of the profession is most likely changing in 2019. As the starting point of any safety intervention, the identification and classification of Hazards, has for many years …Read More…

  • In the summer when most teenagers are thinking of vacation and the beach, some choose to enter the workforce, even if they only do so temporarily. A number of federal laws and regulations on the books are aimed at protecting them from dangerous kinds of …Read More…

  • ASSE Officially Becomes ASSP The society’s website is now www.assp.org and features a complete redesign that showcases ASSP’s strategic priorities of education, advocacy, standards, and member communities. Members voted last year to switch to ASSP. Jun 01, 2018 The American Society of Safety Engineers has …Read More…

  • Over the years, many a debate has been started on the impact of the OHS Practitioner. But a critical analysis of the impact of OHS interventions should reveal the fact that OHS has had minimal impact on the level of safety or health in any …Read More…

  • The SHEQ Document Management Service SHEQContractor has been sold for R25 280 by an independent publisher based in Dublin, Ireland, at a private meeting held during the A-OSH Expo in Midrand last week. The Domain sheqcontractor.co.za was the primary reason for the purchase but a …Read More…

  • The General Data Protection Regulations  (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 Of The European Parliament And Of The Council) became effective on 25 May 2018 and has major implications on how personal information is collected, processed, stored and used. Not only does it affect the European Union Member …Read More…

Trends and Movements

  • Taking Action Against Acts of Workplace Violence

    On April 3, 2018, 38-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam entered YouTube’s headquarters with a semi-automatic pistol and began shooting company employees.
The act of workplace violence at the video sharing company’s San Bruno, Calif., office was only one of many incidents that have caused widespread media attention and discussions about what companies …Read more…

  • Webinar: Microlearning and Behavior-based Safety (BBS): A Perfect Fit for Today’s Realities

    Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)Duration: 1 HourEvent Type: Live WebinarCost: Free  Register Today!  Description Training for BBS and safety have not advanced significantly over the past several decades, but the world we live in and our workforce have. Up until recently, training options …Read more…

  • 6 Ways to Uncover Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards

    In the days of Vaudeville, pratfalls were a potential occupational hazard that actors were willing to embrace because elaborate falls brought laughs to thousands of people. Today slips, trips and fall to the same level are a much more serious matter. In fact, they are the second leading cause (after …Read more…

  • Incorporating Daily Wear PPE Can Elevate Your Arc Flash Safety Program

    In the wake of updates to NFPA 70E, consensus standards continue to reinforce the importance of protecting your workforce through a systematic approach to risk assessment. Utilizing the hierarchy of risk controls, employers work to foster an environment prioritizing safety and wellness, with AR (arc-rated)/FR (flame resistant) personal protective equipment …Read more…

  • Volkswagen Accepts $1.2 Billion Penalty in Diesel Scandal

    Volkswagen Accepts $1.2 Billion Penalty in Diesel Scandal Volkswagen AG accepted the fine and, by doing so, admitted its responsibility. Jun 13, 2018 The Braunschweig public prosecutor issued an administrative order against Volkswagen AG in the context of the company’s diesel cheating scandal and imposed a fine of €1 billion …Read more…

  • Safety 2018: How Mobile Apps are Becoming Part of the Safety Industry

    Here are 13 apps we found at Safety 2018 in San Antonio. As a newcomer to the safety industry, I used the show floor at the ASSE show in San Antonio as a window into the ways technology is becoming part of new products.  The most visible way technology enters …Read more…

  • National Forklift Safety Day 2018 Focuses on Operator Training

    National Forklift Safety Day, hosted by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), serves as an opportunity for forklift manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training and the need for daily equipment checks. The event, now in its fifth year, is held annually in Washington, DC, with …Read more…

  • OSHA Outlines Enforcement of Silica Rule

    OSHA has released a memoradum outlining the provisions of its respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime standard.  The standard’s provisions, which will be enforceable beginning June 23, establish a new 8-hour time-weighted average permissible exposure limit, action level and associated ancillary requirements. The agency will offer compliance assistance during the …Read more…

  • What the First Six Months of Silica Enforcement Tells Us

    As of June 23, enforcement of new standards for silica exposure will kick in for all operations in general industry and maritime. Enforcement in the construction industry began last year, and the enforcement actions already taken in that industry may offer a glimpse into the future for many of the …Read more…

  • OSHA Cites Springfield Power with 25 Violations after Fatality

    On Nov. 27, 2017, 23-year-old Dakota LaBrecque, of Loudon, N.H. went to work. He never returned home.OSHA investigators have now cited  EWP Renewable Corp., doing business as Springfield Power LLC, for 25 safety violations. “This employer’s failure to protect employees resulted in a tragedy that could have been prevented if …Read more…

  • Webinar: Mitigating Risk Throughout Your Supply Chain

    Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)Duration: 1 HourEvent Type: Live WebinarCost: Free  Register Today! Description Every company’s supply chain is critical to maintain production and ultimately the success of the company. Companies that fail to work with their vendors, suppliers and contractors (supply chain) …Read more…

  • 4 Ways to Transform Your People Strategy for Industry 4.0

    Imagine you’ve been asked to oversee building a brand-new manufacturing plant optimized with the latest digital technologies including advanced robotics, sensors, 3D printing, data analytics, automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). You have a limitless budget except the company requires that all of the technology remains on a Microsoft …Read more…

  • Ten Most-Asked Questions about the OSHA Inspection Process

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  • The Safety Officer dilemma – How to overcome it!

    In a recent Q&A session on social media, I asked a group of 4000 safety practitioners where the general duties of safety officers can be found in the OHSAct. The responses were scary to say the least, and the best one certainly deserves a mention. “Safety Officer doesn’t have legal …Read more…

  • Safety 2018: What to Do in the First 30 Minutes of a Worker Injury

    Letting employees know you care is the key to reducing costs and instilling a positive safety culture. What do you in the first 30 minutes of a worker injury? Do you have a plan?  Workplace injuries are a major cost for employers, and mitigating the incident from the moment it …Read more…

  • Cut-Protection Essentials: FAQs on Glove Ratings

    Sponsored by MCR Safety Selecting a glove based on its cut-protection rating should be fairly straightforward. But the rating system is more complex than many people realize. Read on for more information about how to select gloves that are properly rated to meet specific cut-protection needs. Source: EHS Today

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