Safety Inspections Help Reduce Workplace Hazards

Safety inspections can be very effective in providing a systematic method for companies to eliminate workplace hazards.  The most effective inspections are done by employees familiar with the workplace, task or job, or by a supervisor and an employee from the area working together. When conducting a safety inspection, it’s important to look at the […]

Anti-Retaliation Programs are Good for Business

Retaliation against employees who raise or report concerns or otherwise exercise their rights under federal whistleblower provisions is not only illegal, it is also bad for workers and bad for business.   When an employee accuses a manager, supervisor or organization of misconduct or a potential violation of law, an impartial response to the employee complaint […]

FREE Downloadable APPs for Safety Professionals 

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center has compiled a list of free downloadable APPs as a service for safety professionals. Download PDF Version Any reference obtained from this list to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Chabot-Las Positas Community College District or the OSHA Training Institute Education Center of […]

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated in FY2017

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017): 1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page 2.Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page] 3.Scaffolding, general requirements, construction […]

Safety in Public Warehousing and Storage Requires a Comprehensive Approach

Nowhere is the need to establish safety as a high priority more critical than in public warehousing and storage.  Warehousing and storage facilities are not only a central component of business supply chains but also the source of hundreds of fatalities and thousands of injuries in the US every year. Warehousing and storage facilities rank […]