New reporting requirements go into effect January 1
Monday, 22 December 2014 15:03

"Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident."

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New Seminar! OSHA Recordkeeping Rules
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:57
  • Instructor: Ed Jerome CIH
  • Kingston, NY-1/15/15
  • Albany, NY - 1/21/15
  • Middletown, NY 1/29/15
  • Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Investment: $149 per person (Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and training materials)

"Did you know that on January 1, 2015 new OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements go into effect? Did you know that 25 industries that were previously exempt will now be required to keep injury records? Do you realize that one of the first things that OSHA will ask for when they inspect your site is your OSHA logs and documentation? Imagine how the rest of the OSHA inspection will go if your recordkeeping fails OSHA scrutiny!

If you are an employer in an affected industry with more than 10 employees, this seminar will tell you what you need to know about OSHA recordkeeping and help you avoid costly penalties. Employers across the country are vulnerable to OSHA citations and are paying a heavy price for poor recordkeeping. Don't be one of them!

This action packed seminar will cover:

  • The New OSHA requirements for recording employee injuries and illnesses
  • Reporting requirements for fatalities and severe injuries/illnesses
  • What is and isn’t recordable on your OSHA log
  • When a pre-existing condition must be recorded
  • How to correctly complete the OSHA record keeping forms
  • What forms have to be posted and when
  • Location, retention and maintenance of records
  • Using the recordkeeping forms as a predictive tool
  • How to calculate injury rates and analyze accident trends."

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Upcoming Webinar! Hugh Hoagland Presents: Critical Changes in NFPA 70E Affecting Industry
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:53

"The 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E standard includes a major change in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk -- so that owners, managers, and employees can work together to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.

Throughout the standard, the phrase "risk assessment" replaces the phrase "hazard analysis," with NFPA saying this has been done "to enable a shift in awareness about the potential for failure."

There are updated tables, a new subsection in 130.2 (A)(4) that provides requirements where normal operation of electric equipment is permitted, and Annex E has been updated to correlate with the redefined terminology associated with hazard and risk."

Create Workplace Structure with Visual Signals and Signs
Friday, 19 December 2014 14:47

"Are you on a lean journey? Have you been successful in achieving improvements? Have the results been sustainable? Is the majority of your team engaged in problem solving? These are most likely the questions you often ask yourself if you are on a lean journey. The challenge that most companies face on this journey is cultivating employees to search for waste and providing them with the tools to remove waste.

In order to identify and eliminate waste, we must build processes that expose waste and develop people who are willing and able to eliminate waste. If we want our team to be successful, we need them to be able to find problems and make improvements. In order for this to happen, we must provide them with the tools to do so. The tool that can create this is Visual Management, which uses displays, visual controls, signs, scoreboards, and signals to communicate in real time, allowing problems to be identified. Once problems have been identified, it is up to people to resolve them.

Establishing Visual Management as the core foundation of problem solving will assist in uncovering waste.

In order to successfully implement Visual Management, you must execute three fundamental elements:

  1. Workplace Structure
  2. Process Control
  3. Employee Engagement.

These Visual Management principles bring discipline to your problem-solving process and also instill a culture of employee engagement. This methodology begins with Workplace Structure, which refers to the arrangement of the physical environment and the way we want to work. We must have consensus for how we want to work, not only by standardizing the process of work, but also by standardizing the way in which our workplace is organized and how we communicate the standards. Creating workplace structure requires a high level of agreement and a respect for the people that do the work. Without agreement, you can’t expect to create Workplace Structure."


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Millionth Powered Access License Card Issued
Friday, 19 December 2014 14:44

"The International Powered Access Foundation (IPAF) has issued the millionth PAL Card (Powered Access License, or Powered Access Licensed-Registration in North America) under its voluntary, industry-led operator training program, which is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878. To celebrate the milestone, IPAF is calling on all valid PAL Card holders to enter a drawing for some "amazing prizes." There could be thousands of entries: The PAL Card expires after five years and there are currently more than 500,000 valid cards worldwide.

The cards are issued to individuals who have been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. They can be issued in standard or Smart PAL Card (machine-readable) versions; beginning in January 2015, all cards issued will be Smart PAL Cards."


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