Guidance and Insights

OHS Insider — Sept. 2016

This issue covers welding requirements, random drug & alcohol testing, injuries from flu shots and securing equipment such as cranes from strong winds.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: 14 Rules for Safe Use of Lifting Devices

Should these workers be anywhere near this suspended—and likely very heavy—load? Here are 14 rules for the safe use of lifting devices such as cranes.

Controlling Incriminating Responses to Serious Workplace Incidents

Date: Sept. 28, 2016 Time: 12-1:00 EST (including 15 minute Q&A) Registration: Click Here Speaker: David Myrol, Partner, McLennan Ross LLP When a serious workplace incident...

TEST YOUR OHS I.Q.: Is the Lack of Safety Incidents the Equivalent of Due...

An OHS inspector says a conveyor has unguarded pinch points. The owner says there have been no incidents involving the conveyor, proving due diligence. Is the owner right?

Factsheet: Young Worker Safety–Advice for Employers

This factsheet from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work provides advice for employers on young worker safety.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Best Practices for Avoiding Entanglement in Drills

This picture shows that aftermath of a fatality involving a mining worker and a jackleg drill. What do you think happened here? (Hint: Notice the belt?)

Recorded Webinar: Reversing the Statistics – Practical Steps to Implement a Safety Awareness Program...

This webinar examined the steps you can take to either implement or review your new and young worker safety awareness program.

MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SAFETY: Don’t Sacrifice Safety for Operations

A new study found that organizations with joint management system practices can be competitive and even leaders in both operations and safety performance.

Setting up a Sustainable Safety System that Drives Safety Improvement

What drives safety at your organization . . . not who (although important), but what. Is it program driven or system driven? What is the vision?

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Watch Where You Weld

Is this spot really the best place for this worker to be welding? Learn 6 steps to take to protect workers while welding.