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
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“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
“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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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.
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.”
“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.
Host employer qualification of contractors
New guidelines from OSHA
Safety management systems assessment
Safety beyond compliance
DATE: April 20
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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