Free OHS Webinar–July 12th

Construction Safety Update: 2017 Data and Interventions from CPWR
Six of OSHA’s 10 most-cited construction violations last year involved falls. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its most recent CFOI data that construction fatalities rose by 4 percent in 2015 to 937, the highest number since 2008, and that several construction occupations recorded their highest fatality total in years, including construction laborers, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers. OSHA and allied organizations and agencies encouraged construction contractors to focus on falls May 8-12 during this year’s 4th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

This webinar will review recent fatal and nonfatal injury and illness information and resources for prevention, with an emphasis on falls, silica and noise.

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DATE: July 12, 2017
TIME: 2:00PM
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Upcoming ASSE Webinar: Hand Injuries: The Facts Hurt — June 29th at 12 PM

“Did you know? Hand injuries are among the most common workplace incidents. Research shows that nearly 70 percent of hand injuries occur when workers are not wearing gloves or other personal protective equipment. Factor in the costs of hand injuries (estimates range from $6000 to more than $30000 per reported hand injury) and addressing this becomes a business imperative.

In this 60 minute webcast, our expert speakers will present the results from the first workplace hand injury research in more than a decade. They’ll also discuss why hand injuries continue to be one of the most common workplace accidents, despite advances in safety gloves and PPE. More importantly, they’ll provide you with real-world actions you can take to reduce injury rates and better protect workers.

By the end of this 60 minute webcast, you will:

Recall recent hand injury research/statistics
Be able to discuss the driving factors behind continuing prevalence of workplace hand injuries
Describe ways to overcome objections to wearing protective gloves and other PPE
Identify real-world actions you can take to reduce injury rates and better protect workers.”

· Access to the live webcast.

· Access to the recording of the session in your Learn@ASSE Dashboard!

· Handouts from the session

· 0.1 CEUs


· ASSE Member Price: $45

· Non-Member Price: $95

Webinar will update efforts to align HazCom regulations in the U.S. and Canada

“OSHA and Health Canada are continuing joint efforts to align hazard communication regulations for workplace chemicals in the United States and Canada. The agencies will host a webinar June 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET, to provide stakeholders with an update on current and planned guidance materials. The webinar will also address regulatory activities to align with the most recent version of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Details about how to participate are on OSHA’s Hazard Communication webpage.”
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Safe + Sound Week: Showing Your Commitment to Workplace Safety & Health–Webinar Recording Available

“If you were unable to join representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the National Safety Council on our May 23rd webinar, the recording is now available. It includes discussion on the value and impact of safety and programs from Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr. (NJ Section of AIHA), Thomas R. Cunningham (NIOSH), and Todd Hohn (PG&E), as well as ideas for simple activities your company can implement during Safe + Sound Week.”
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National Safety Council makes free webinar on distracted driving available online

In April, the National Safety Council conducted a free webinar, “Driving Distraction-Free and Defensively” as part of its annual campaign for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of worker fatalities year after year, and distractions such as using a cell phone while driving dramatically increases the risk of such crashes. NSC’s webinar offers recommendations not only on eliminating distractions in your own vehicle, but also on how to be alert and react to the actions of other distracted drivers on the road with you. The webinar is available online as a video and a PDF that you can download.

Free webinars on preventing heat stress scheduled for May and June

Water. Rest. Shade. Heat Illness Prevention.

“With summer fast approaching, the North Carolina Dept. of Labor is offering a series of free 90-minute webinars on the hazards of heat stress in construction and general industry. Topics to be discussed include key definitions, causal factors, heat disorders, health effects, prevention, control, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, administrative controls, acclimatization, re-acclimating, work monitoring and training. At the end of the course, students should have a basic understanding of methods to prevent or minimize exposure to excessive heat in order to prevent heat stress. In addition, students will be able to recognize symptoms of heat stress along with tips on how to treat heat stress victims. The first webinar will be held on May 22, and six additional webinars are set for May and June. For more information or to register, see the webpage.”

Upcoming Free Webinar: Contractor Safety Beyond Compliance – Modeling OSHA’s recommended best practices for contractor management

“During the fourth quarter of 2016, OSHA unveiled their Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. The guideline represents 30 years of experience with learning best practices, knowledge gained from the Voluntary Protection Program, and awareness of today’s dynamic workplace. In addition to being the gatekeepers of workplace safety regulations, OSHA offers a structured model to small and medium sized companies to help them build their own integrated safety/health program. The guideline offers a proactive approach to safety that goes beyond compliance and takes into account leading indicators such as creating a learning atmosphere that trains management of their safety responsibilities, engaging employees, assessing hazards, program evaluation and communicating across the entire workforce. With the published resources, OSHA is now giving small to medium sized companies the same tools and safety/health process approach that large corporations have been using successfully for years.

In this presentation, the speaker will address how the many pieces of safety/health are put together to fit into a larger management system – where the whole is greater than the sum parts. Host employers who hire contractors can utilize the seven core elements to assess their supply chain companies – using a beyond compliance approach to vetting their suppliers. Using a leading indicator, continuous process improvement approach to safety/health will provide more insight on a contractor’s ability to work safely than the traditional compliance alone view. The speaker will take the audience through the seven core elements of OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety/Health Programs. The audience will see that the within each element, are factors that are not compliance-based – but are good business practices.

Key Topics
Host employer qualification of contractors
New guidelines from OSHA
Safety management systems assessment
Safety beyond compliance
Leading indicators”

DATE: April 20
TIME: 2:00PM

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Upcoming Free Webinar–NFPA 350: A New Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work

“Current OSHA and ASSE confined space standards and regulations are performance-based standards that provide minimum requirements for confined space entry. NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work, is a new NFPA document intended to provide information on how to comply with existing standards by simplifying terminology, addressing gaps, and providing additional information on how to comply with confined space standards and regulations. For example, NFPA 350 helps identify inherent, introduced, and adjacent confined space hazards and provides detailed information on selection, calibration, and use of atmospheric monitoring devices.
This webinar will provide an overview of the information provided within the standard and will explain how it can be used to support an existing confined space entry program.”
DATE: March 29
TIME: 2:00PM
Need more Confined Space Training? Check out our calendar for upcoming Confined Space Classes Offered! 

Upcoming Free Webinar: Creating an Electrical Safety Program, Why It’s Important

“We hear a lot about arc flash and NFPA 70E these days, but the most important aspect of electrical safety– the electrical safety program–often gets overlooked. Many organizations have implemented a variety of safety procedures and processes. They have effectively implemented NFPA 70E at their facility; conducted some form of training or an arc flash assessment; and labeled their equipment. Yet they fail to tie it all together with a comprehensive electrical safety program. And both OSHA and NFPA 70E require that employers have such a program encompassing all aspects of electrical maintenance and safety. This overview will cover the HOW and WHY of creating such a program, the topics to consider, and the steps that must be taken to ensure worker safety.
Jay and David will discuss how to update your existing program, problems to look for, and tips on keeping it ongoing in an ever-changing regulatory environment.”
DATE: March 21, 2017
TIME: 2:00PM
After the webinar, check out for upcoming OSHA training offered!
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Upcoming ASSE Webinar: Becoming a Safety Performance Benchmark: How One Manufacturing Facility Reduced RIF By 89% in Four Years

Includes a Live Event on 03/15/2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
“How did a heavy equipment manufacturing facility go from nearly worst in class to a model of safety excellence in just four years? The success formula was a proven process that involved active leadership commitment, full engagement from all ranks of the organization and a transformational change in the way everyone thought about safety – starting with the presenters of this event.”

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