Safety Talk & Tips

Safety Pop Quiz #3

What category do the below items fall into?

Transportation Accident 
Workplace Aggression / Shooting
Slips and Falls
Exposure to Substances
Fire / Explosion

A. Phrases trademarked by OSHA to make safety sound cool.
B. Top 5 leading causes of death in the workplace.
C. Top 5 reasons to not leave the house.
D. Areas of employee training required by OSHA.
E. Both A and C.
F. Both B and D.



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Proposed OSHA Rule for California Indoor Heat Illness Protection due January 1, 2019

On September 29, 2016, Governor Brown signed a bill that directs Cal/OSHA to create a regulation protecting employees of indoor workplaces from heat illness. Section 6720 was added to SB 1167 requiring that a proposed rule be submitted to Cal/OSHA Standards Board by January 1, 2019. The standard would apply to all indoor work areas where the temperature equals or exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit when employees are present.

In November 2015, the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board has ruled in favor of Cal/OSHA’s citations against two employers because their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) failed to effectively address the hazard of indoor heat.

“This is the first case of indoor heat considered by the Appeals Board. In this case, the ruling affirms that California’s IIPP standard can be used to address hazards that the standard does not specifically identify, including indoor heat,” said Christine Baker, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).

On-the-job heat exposure is a risk during operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities. Affected workplaces may include foundries, brick-firing and ceramic plants, glass products facilities, rubber products plants, electric utilities, commercial kitchens, laundries, chemical plants, and smelters.

OSHA emphasizes that while thousands of workers become sick each year from occupational heat exposure, the illnesses and deaths that can result are preventable.

All in One Poster Company designed the California Heat Illness Prevention for Indoor Work Environments to address this requirement. Our poster contains steps to prevent heat illness, types of heat illnesses and treatments, and steps that both employees and employers can take to address this issue and create a plan of action. Our easy-to-read, laminated poster is designed to supplement the mandatory training that will be required by the Cal/OSHA standard. It can also be used as a quick reference guide in preventing heat stress, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, or even death.

 

Cited from: https://allinonelaborlawposters.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/proposed-osha-rule-for-california-indoor-heat-illness-protection-due-january-1-2019/

 

 

 

 

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Because so many fall-related injuries and deaths occur off the job, consider discussing non-work-related trip and fall hazards with your staff.

Although we’ve seen it in the cartoons and in the movies a million times, not many people actually slip on banana peels. And while the results may produce a few chuckles in the theater, falls are nothing to laugh at. In fact, Continue reading “Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls”

CA State Labor Law Poster Requirements

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The California State and Federal All in one workplace poster includes all laws required to be displayed in the workplace by the California Department of Industrial Relations. In order for your business to be in labor law compliance, both federal and state laws must be posted in a conspicuous location at every workplace.

Note: If your company has more than one building and ALL the employees use a common area (e.g. a time clock area/lunch/break room), you only need to post in that room of that building. If ALL the employees do not share a common area, you MUST have the posters in each corresponding building. 


CA State Labor Law Poster Requirements Continue reading “CA State Labor Law Poster Requirements”

Accident Investigation & Prevention

Sometimes we wait too long to fix a potential problem. Most of the time it’s after an accident has already happened.
We think to ourselves “gosh, I knew I should’ve done something sooner.”

Now your employee and their family is hurt, your company takes a hit, an accident investigation takes place, and you’re left to pick up the pieces.

 

The frustrating part is we see it; the problem. We ignore it too.
It would take too much time to fix, or too much money,
or my employees wont be happy with the change
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International Day of Mourning

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Remembering those who lost their life through a workplace incident or occupational disease.

On 28 April each year, countries around the world pause to commemorate workers who have died as a result of a workplace incident or occupational disease.

We encourage employers and workers across the state to take time on the International Day of Mourning to think about the significance of work health and safety and how workplace incidents can affect those around them.

Puppies reduce Stress!

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Okay, okay, we can’t give puppies all the credit here. It’s actually baby animals in general! A  research study has proven that looking at pictures of baby animals, largely puppies and kittens, has dramatic effects on an individual.

These effects include: improved mood, concentration, attention to detail, increased compassion, lower blood pressure, and the biggest effect is REDUCING STRESS. In today’s world, where stress is linked to the six leading causes of death, we need to be proactive in managing it.

The American Psychological Association states initial signs of chronic stress may include feeling “fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason”.

How does this relate to the workplace and safety?

Continue reading “Puppies reduce Stress!”