Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Software

There are a lot of apps and pieces of software out there but when it’s NIOSH who puts it out it’s time to pay attention.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has just released the NIOSH Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Simulator designed to help simulate potential hazards for companies using aerial lifts, including scissor lifts.

To sweeten the pot, NIOSH is giving it away for free.

“The Simulator, available at no cost, provides a realistic workplace with multiple, dangerous hazard types that users must navigate. Experienced aerial lift operators can refresh their knowledge, and new operators can familiarize themselves with hazards they may encounter on the job”

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Download the software in zipped format, install it on your tablet or PC and start improving aerial lift safety at your company while having fun.


OSHA’s New Small Entity Compliance Guide for Silica Standard

If you work in construction and/or deal with concrete you know that there is a new standard for Respirable CrystallineSilica.

What might not be as obvious is how you need to go about being compliant with this new standard. OSHA understands that small businesses, indeed all businesses, don’t have the knowledge, money or expertise to navigate this new standard. As such, they’ve put together a 103 page guide to help. The OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction is available as a free download.

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Free Job Hazard Analysis Guide

Do you need to do a job hazard analysis at your place of business? Our friends at convergence training have a free download to help walk you through the process.

“This job hazard analysis guide includes five parts:

  1. Getting Ready to Perform a JHA

    Some things to do and think about before you begin.

  2. How to Perform a JHA

    An introduction to the two-step process for performing a JHA: Identify the steps or tasks of a job and then identify hazards associated with each task.

  3. Guides for Performing the JHA

    Part 1 is a form you can use to list the tasks of a job. Part 2 is a form you can use to identify the hazards associated with each task, and then write up a hazard scenario (including hazard control measures) for each.

  4. Hazard List

    Consult this handy list of different types of hazards to help you identify hazards for each task.

  5. Hierarchy of Controls

    Check out the hierarchy of controls to help you identify the types of controls to implement and the other in which to consider them.

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Free Guide to Effective EHS Training

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From our friends at Convergence Training…

“If you’re in EHS, you’re probably also in EHS training. If so, you’re going to LOVE the free downloadable guide at the bottom of this article.

The guide is going to walk you through all the steps of having a top-notch EHS training program that follows best practices. We think it will make your job easier and your workplace a safer, healthier place.

Hope you enjoy it. You can download it now, or you can read the short preview article we’ve prepared for you below and download it from the bottom of this page. Such a life-so many options!”

Free Hot Work Training Module

From our friends at convergence training….

According to the Chemical Safety Board, at least 60 people have died as a result of explosions and fires caused by hot work since 1990. That’s about three people every year.

Because hot work accidents can lead to such tragic ends, we’ve created a free hot work training module for you. It includes images from our own 3D-animated Hot Work training modules, the Chemical Safety Board’s “Dangers of Hot Work” video, and some interactive wizardry we’ve programmed specially for this occasion.

Don’t forget we’ve got two separate, full-length, 3D-animated “hot work” training courses in our health and safety training library–one on Hot Work Safety, and a second on Hot Work Permits. Need more information from Convergence Training about hot work training or any other training need? Drop us a line to request a demo.

We hope you enjoy this. Don’t forget you can play the game here now, bookmark the site and come back to play it again later, or click the download button below to download a version in SCORM and import it into your SCORM-compliant LMS. (If you don’t have a SCORM-compliant LMS, check out the family of Convergence learning management systems).

NOTE: Please read that last paragraph closely. The download you’ll get is a zipped folder in a format called SCORM. Once you’ve downloaded it, you cannot open the folder and play it without first importing it into a learning management system (LMS).

Need more information? Here’s more information about learning management systems.



Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (Free Download)

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. No person should ever have to be injured,become ill, or die for a paycheck.
OSHA’s mission is to ensure the protection of workers and prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Many OSHA standards, which have prevented countless workplace tragedies, include explicit safety and health training requirements to ensure that workers have the required skills and knowledge to safely do their work.
Download the 270 page manual by clicking on the image below
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Free Accident Analysis Software

Storybuilder is a software tool developed for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. It supports occupational and major accident analysis, investigation, inspection and identification of ways to improve safety. It is designed to “tell the story” when you enter data about the accident and helps you analyze the information.

Want to know how it works? Here’s a short video that explains how to use it.

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You can download the software for free here.

 


Short to Medium Safety Video Clips

Looking for a video clip for your next safety meeting? Work Safe BC has over 130 videos, some as short as 29 seconds, others as long as 186 minutes (most are in the 2-3 minute range) covering a whole slew of safety topics.

It also has a mobile app that allows you to access the videos on your smart phone for on-the-go viewing.

Check out the list of videos at http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/Multimedia/Videos.asp?ReportID=35133 (That page only shows 9 of the videos so make sure you click on “more videos” at the bottom of the page to see the complete list).

Some of the videos are obviously specifically designed for British Columbia, Canada but by far the vast majority apply no matter where you are.