The Workplace Safety Network provides OSHA updates, practical ideas and real-world case studies to help Safety professionals create a safer workplace. This informative and entertaining blog covers what Safety leaders care about most, including safety leadership and training ideas on forklift safety, hazcom, lockout/tagout, slip, trips & falls, back safety, fire prevention, fall protection, and more.

There shouldn’t be doubts about your training

There shouldn’t be doubts about your training

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An Anheuser-Busch warehouse in Jersey City, NJ, has a training program that came under fire from OSHA, as the agency slapped the company with $121,000 in fines for two willful violations — one for allegedly failing to train industrial-truck operators and a related one for failing to take defective trucks out of service. Anheuser-Busch is […]

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Are people trained for the unexpected?

Are people trained for the unexpected?

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A Colorado television reporter suffered frostbite during spot-news coverage of a cold snap; ironically, he was reporting on the importance of dressing properly for the cold weather if outside for extended periods of time. Eric Fink of KRDO was outside in negative 10 degrees when he encountered problems with his camera – and took his […]

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Are emergency-response personnel designated and prepared?

Are emergency-response personnel designated and prepared?

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Here’s a reminder: Emergency-response personnel need to be designated, trained for specific purposes such as fire or haz-chem response, have the proper equipment – and have any required training and certifications kept up-to-date. Nissan Brake Georgia, Inc., Rock Spring, GA, faces $53,000 in fines for failing to train designated emergency-response personnel, as well as for […]

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Upgraded tech requires updated training

Upgraded tech requires updated training

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Two men who died in a crane accident in Winters, CA, in the spring should not have been in the man-basket that snapped and fell to earth, according to OSHA. The agency fined Disney Construction, Inc. $100,000 for failing to properly train workers, for failing to properly inspect equipment, and for using improper rigging. The […]

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Mentorship: Finding the balance

Mentorship: Finding the balance

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You know that assigning new hires a mentor can be an extremely effective way to boost new hire performance and improve safety. But as you know, a lot of responsibility hangs on the mentor. Case in point: We recently witnessed on-the-job training on a regional rail line. The mentor was giving advice off-the-cuff, asked the […]

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