OSHA Basics: OSHA’s Advice on Leading Indicators for Safety and Health Outcomes

Safety measurement is a big and important topic in occupational safety and health. We went into this issue in detail in a recorded discussion with Pam Walaski called Safety Metrics Reconsidered, we also discussed it during parts of recorded discussions with Ron Gantt (Safety Classics Reconsidered) and Carsten Busch (10 Common Safety Myths), and we plan on talking with Carsten Busch again soon on the topic, as he’s published a new book addressing issues around safety measurement (stay tuned for that).

In addition, the NSC/Campbell Library has done a lot of good research and publishing on the topic (we’ll cover that in an upcoming blog post) and OSHA published a document titled Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes in June of 2019. It’s that newish OSHA document on using leading indicators for safety measurement and safety improvement we’re going to focus on in this article.

Before you read on, it’s definitely worth your while to download the OSHA document. And before you begin reading, know that we’ve got a free OSHA General Industry Compliance Guide for you, too!

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What to Look for In Online Manufacturing Training Courses

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If you’re looking to add some online manufacturing training at work, you’re going to need to take a few things into account. You’ll want to consider how they fit into your learning strategy and learning ecosystem, of course. And you’ll need to think of a series of issues specifically related to online manufacturing training. But when the rubber meets the road, one of the most important things is going to be the actual online manufacturing training courses themselves.

That’s what this article is intended to help with, by giving you some things to consider when you’re evaluating online manufacturing training courses themselves.

In addition to this article, we’ll be hosting a live webinar that will explain many of these same basics about selecting online manufacturing for you later this month. Be sure to register for the webinar now by clicking the button below.


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Preventing Safety & Health Consequences of Fatigue in the Workplace

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In a continuation of our focus on the health and safety aspects of fatigue at work, we recently had a discussion with industrial hygienist Dede Montgomery, who leads up Outreach and Education at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. about fatigue at work, the negative safety and health consequences of it, and how to prevent it.

Fatigue at work is an important issue and it seems people are becoming increasingly aware of it. Part of that is because safety and health professionals such as Dede are really putting a lot of effort into getting out there and spreading the word–I’ve seen Dede speaking at many conferences on fatigue and other issues related to worker health and wellness.

So we hope you enjoy the interview below and we’d like to thank Dede for her time, hard work, and knowledge.

Please note that we’re planning on transcribing this interview eventually, and when we do we’ll add that transcript below, but for now we’re offering you the opportunity to watch and listen to the video. And stay tuned for that transcript!

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round-Up, January, 2020

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You may know that Convergence Training is part of a larger company called Vector Solutions, and that there are several other business units under the Vector umbrella dedicated to commercial, public, and education sectors.

Once a month, the Vector Solutions blog invites the blogs from the different Vector business unit to share an article from the previous month in a blog round-up article that appears at the Vector Solutions blog.

They’ve done it again, with a series of articles written in January. Here’s what they’ve got for you:

If we’ve sparked your interest, check out the November, 2019 Vector Solutions Blog Round-Up.

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How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

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If you’re looking to add some online manufacturing training to your current training program at work, you’ve found the right article. We’re preparing to lead a webinar in February on the topic (more on that below), and so we thought we’d write up the material in this form as well. We’ll cover a lot of what you need to know about selecting online manufacturing training that’s right for your workplace in this article, plus we invite you to register for the upcoming webinar or just to reach out to us with comments or questions at anytime.

And don’t forget, we’ll be hosting a live webinar that will explain many of these same basics about selecting online manufacturing for you later this month. Be sure to register for the webinar now by clicking the button below.


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OSHA Form 300: Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

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In earlier posts, we’ve described how to determine if an injury or illness at the workplace is work-related and recordable, and, if so, how to complete OSHA’s Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report.

If you want to review those issues, click the links below:

In this post, we’ll explain how to complete OSHA’s Form 300: Log of Work-Related Injuries
and Illnesses.

If you’d like the full picture, download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING.

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OSHA’s Form 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

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In earlier posts, we’ve described how to determine if an injury or illness at the workplace is work-related and recordable, and, if it is, how to complete OSHA’s Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report, and OSHA’s Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

If you want to review those issues, click the links below:

In this post, we’ll explain how and when to complete OSHA’s Form 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

If you want the full picture, feel free to download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING.

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OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Forms

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Did you know that OSHA has specific requirements for establishments to keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses and to report those on OSHA’s new online incident reporting website?

If not, now’s a good time to lift the veil and find out more about all this.

So in this post, we’ll take a look at:

  • What’s recordable and what’s not
  • OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting forms for injuries and illnesses (forms 301, 300, and 300A)
  • OSHA’s new online reporting requirements

Hopefully this will make everything a little easier to understand for you. Change can be hard, right? But with a little information, we can all get through it.

Also, please check out our comprehensive FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING.

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OSHA’s Form 301: Injury and Illness Incident Report

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In an earlier post, we explained how you can determine if an injury or illness is “work-related” and “recordable.”

In this post, we’ll explain one of the first steps to take if you do have a work-related, recordable injury or illness at the workplace: complete OSHA’s Form 301, Injury and Illness Report.

If you want to get the full picture, download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING

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Free Guide to OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping & Reporting

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Wondering what your OSHA compliance requirements are when it comes to reporting and recordkeeping related to occupational injuries and illnesses? Of course you are–that’s why you’re at a blog post with a free Guide to OSHA Reporting & Recordkeeping you can download!

In this free guide, we’ll tell you what you need to know about reporting, recording, what’s recordable, the three OSHA recordkeeping forms (300, 300A, and 301), online submission, record storage, workplace posting, and more.

In addition to downloading our free guide, feel free to check out our Vector EHS safety management software to help with all your safety metrics, data visualization, and OSHA reporting/recording compliance needs.

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