If you haven't checked out the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website lately, you should head over there right away, especially if you need training or are in charge of making sure others are properly trained in safety.
Here's what you'll find…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Not meant for training use (or so we are repeatedly told throughout the 8 minute video), this retro office training video, nonetheless, has some point pointers with regards to safety in the office place.
To boot, it’s funny. Have a look for yourself:…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 15, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments
Reblogged from L.A.W. Construction Safety Consultants, LLC
OSHA fines cost companies, small and large, millions of dollars each year. What some companies may not know is it’s a lot easier to have citations reduced or even deleted when you’re making an effort to maintain a safe workplace. One very important way to ensure worker safety is to schedule training for them – training which OSHA requires you to have in the first place!
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 6, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
The old adage that says "if you want something done right, do it yourself" doesn't necessarily hold true. Sometimes the best course of action is to let the professionals do it and when you're talking about safety related issues, who better than OSHA.
With that in mind, why not let OSHA do your respiratory training for you? They've just added several more respiratory training videos to bring their total up to 17 (9 in English and 8 in Spanish).
Added by Safetyguy08 on February 9, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) online certification, today released new PALS certification practice tests and a Pediatric Nursing Programs special section to help individuals who provide emergency care to children prepare for certification success and career advancement.…Continue
Added by Rebecca Howard on February 7, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Understanding Confined Spaces
By Jerome E. Spear, CSP, CIH…
Added by Safetyguy08 on December 27, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments
Looking for a good training video for your next safety meetings?
Considering the fact that slips, trips and falls are still one of the biggest causes of accidents in the workplace and usually the most easy to fix, the video by worksafebc.com might be a great place to start.
The video does a great job of covering all the basics and more in an easy to follow fairly entertaining manner.
Check out their…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on December 14, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments
I came across another great blog on safety training and safety in the workplace (This blog, of course, being the first J) and wanted to let you know about it.
It comes out of Australia and focuses primarily on Induction training. It contains a lot of great contain, especially for those of you who are involved in training.
A sample of some of the posts available include:…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 21, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments
Is your safety training met with incoherent moaning, blank stares, and open-mouthed drooling? You could be inadvertently turning your employees into ZOMBIES!
With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Zombie World…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 18, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
If you've got anyone working around cranes, it is vital that they be trained in hand signals. The crane operator obviously isn't going to be able to hear a worker when he or she suddenly sees a danger and starts screaming.
Radio communications aren't always enough either. As anyone who's worked around cranes will tell you the noise levels often make radio communication problematic. Additionally there are times when radios just aren't going to…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 13, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments
Yesterday my post was about the OSHA video library. They've got a pretty exhaustive list as we saw.
That's great when you're prepared and have planned far enough ahead but what happens when you need something… now? This time it's the Department of Labor and Industries that comes to the rescue with a nice selection of online videos that you can download or stream live for your training session or safety meeting.
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 6, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
Finding videos and good training material for safety meetings can be a challenge. Sure, you can purchase them to show but once you've shown it you're just sitting on a DVD that probably costs you quite a bit and which only got used once.
Next time you need training DVDs, turn to OSHA. They've got a lending library that is pretty extensive.
The principle is simple. It operates just like your local library. Just request the DVDs you want (You can have up to 15 out at one time)…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 5, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
Convergence Training just came out with another 5 training DVDs. They are as follows:
Safety & Health Basic - This DVD covers basic guidelines and best practices for safety in a variety of industrial workplaces. From identifying and avoiding common workplace hazards to housekeeping and incident…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 21, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments
Got ladders? Got workers who use those ladders? The www.Laddersafetytraining.com is the website for you. Here's what they have to say about what they offer:
"This free training site is intended to provide you the proper techniques to select, inspect, set-up, use and care for the various ladder styles." "These training modules were developed by the American Ladder Institute to promote safe practices in…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 12, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
Looking for OSHA safety training? Here's a website that offers both paid training but also a whole lot of free courses as well. Go to http://www.oshatrain.org/. At the bottom of the page you'll see four tabs, the second one is entitled "Free Courses". Here's the list of free online courses they offer:…
We've talked about the new OSHA directive on residential fall protection compliance before in this blog (See "Help from OSHA in new Residential Construction Standard") and how OSHA is trying to help residential construction companies comply. The latest addition to the collection of documentation is a PowerPoint presentation designed specifically to help…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on June 1, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments
6. The Training
The final step in establishing a respiratory program involves training. It is of little use to go through all the above steps unless the user has been properly trained in how to put the respirator on, when to change out the cartridges, how to clean and maintain the respirator in good working order, how to inspect the respirator for wear and tear and damages.
Having spent a number of years out in the field selling safety supplies and helping…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 15, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments
Hazmat responders of the world, take heed. A new website, the National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center has been launched.
The purpose of the website is to allow for a timely exchange of information on all things regarding hazardous materials, especially for hazmat responders.
It boasts a great selection of training material available…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 22, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments
2009 NFPA 70-E / Electrical Safety
This program explains the safe electrical work practices required of the latest NFPA regulation while showing arc flash explosions
Added by Chris Profumo on May 11, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
|PowerLift: Lifting Training That Works!|
Most of us have been trained to lift objects with the traditional bend your knees and keep your back straight technique, but it doesn't work. This method forces us to overuse…