Carbon Monoxide Safety at Home
As we descend into winter and the temperatures get colder, one “silent killer” that lurks in our homes is carbon monoxide also called CO. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, “…more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire .....View Entire Post
Hydrogen Sulfide Training Standard Revisions
This article is written for those readers with some knowledge of ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2006 (R2010) whether as having read it or received training to be an Instructor through an approved Train the Trainer course. On June 30, 2017, ANSI Board of Standards Review approved ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017 Accepted Pra .....View Entire Post
In the preparation of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), weather emergencies must be addressed for both outdoor and indoor activities. Weather emergencies include storms involving lightning, flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, and extreme heat and cold weather. This article will address the emergency p .....View Entire Post
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training
July 25 & 26, 2017 7:30 am to 1:00 pm each day Holiday Inn Express & Suites 810 Highland Meadows Drive Washington PA 15301 Cost: $175.00 per person RJR Safety Inc. will be conducting an open-enrollment OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training course on July 25 & 26, 2017 in Washi .....View Entire Post
Hazard or Risk – What is the Difference?
All hazards are not created equal! Hazards are different from risk! To support these two statements, we need to define the two elements that, as Safety Professionals, we sometimes use the terms interchangeably. As defined in ANSI/ASSE Z10-2012 “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems”, a h .....View Entire Post
Safety Design Reviews During Plant Projects
The best time to incorporate safety into a piece of equipment or a machine or into plant facility updates is during the design process when all that is being changed are lines on a drawing before any equipment is purchased, constructed, or installed. When safety is added during the construction and .....View Entire Post
Why is my Workers’ Comp Insurance Premium Going Up?
Has your workers’ comp insurance premium increased on your last renewal? Will it increase again this year at renewal? Why does the premium seem to increase every year? There are a couple of reasons. First, most insurance premiums increase year over year with a few exceptions. Another reason could be .....View Entire Post
IS IT SAFETY COMPLIANCE OR SAFETY CULTURE?
I am going to continue the thought process from last month’s newsletter in the article titled “Risk Analysis, Compliance, and Developing a Culture of Safety”. When you are driving, do you consciously think “am I complying with all of the traffic regulations’? Or, do you drive the way you do because .....View Entire Post