Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs

From osha.gov…

OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.

The main goal of safety and health programs is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers. The recommended practices use a proactive approach to …

Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs

Read more and download the new “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs”


Rescuers Down

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We hear about it so often it’s hardly a surprise anymore. Someone in a confined space goes down. Wanting to rescue the person someone else climbs in to assist and goes down as well. Often times it’s multiple people who are killed trying to rescue co-workers, friends or family.

Did you know that 60% of confined space fatalities occur among would-be rescuers? Learn how to protect workers from such hazards: bit.ly/2gJrneB. #MSAsafety


Portable or Plumbed Eyewash?

“The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.151, requires that “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.” OSHA turns to The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z358.1-2014 Standardfor specifics on selection, installation, operation and maintenance requirements.”

The question, of course, is whether your facility requires a portable eyewash or a plumbed eyewash.

Haws, fortunately, has put together a whitepaper to help guide you through the requirements and help you decide.

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Download the white paper here



Miller Fall Clearance App

From Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell…

The great tool you have been using online is NOW available as an app – making it possible to calculate your fall clearance on any mobile device.

  • Real-time fall clearance results with animation
  • Fall clearance calculations at your fingertips
  • Lanyard and SRL calculations, including swing fall
  • Ability to email results
  • Multilingual support in English, Spanish and French with metric conversion
  • Available for download on both Apple and Android devices

Trenching Deaths Double Since Last Year

The good news is that trenching injuries are down since last year. The bad news is that deaths in trenching accidents are up. They’ve gone up quite a bit actually; they’ve doubled.

Trench deaths have more than doubled nationwide since last year – an alarming and unacceptable trend that must be halted,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “There is no excuse. These fatalities are completely preventable by complying with OSHA standards that every construction contractor should know.

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It starts with education. Check out our five-part series here:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5