Machine Guarding Word Game-1910.212


Here’s another of our popular and fun to play safety word games.

This one quizzes you on your knowledge of machine guarding, and is drawn from the definitions in OSHA’s 1926.212 Standard (Machinery and Machine Guarding Definitions).

We’ve got this set up so you can play it in either of two ways.

First, you can play it only from this blog article. Just click the red MORE button to begin.

And second, there’s an option where you can download the game for free, import it into your SCORM-compliant LMS, and play it from your LMS.

Hope you enjoy.


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What Is an OSHA Recordable Work-Related Injury or Illness?

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If a worker is injured or becomes ill at work, the employer will often have to record the incident as a “work-related injury or illness” on OSHA’s Form 301, Injury and Illness Report, and OSHA’s Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

In this article, we’ll explain to you exactly what a recordable injury or illness is and which establishments have to do the recording.


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Respiratory Protection Word Game (1910.134)


Hey, it’s time for another of our word games. This time, we’re focusing on respiratory protection, specifically the definitions listed in OSHA’s 1910.134 (Respiratory Protection).

It’s a fun way to test your knowledge, or test the knowledge of workers.

As with all of our safety word games, we’ve got this set up so you can use it in two different ways.

The first is to play the game right here from our blog.

The second is to download a free copy and play it inside your SCORM-compliant LMS.

Good luck with this one and have fun.



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The Federal OSHA Poster: Job Safety and Health-It’s the Law!

In the 1970s, my sister had a poster of Sean Cassidy on her bedroom wall, and I had a poster of Farrah Fawcett on mine. These two posters were essentially required for girls and boys in the United States at that time.

In the same way, most businesses are required to display an equally exciting poster on the walls of their workplace. That’s right, I’m talking about the federal OSHA poster, also known as “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law.”

The federal OSHA poster informs workers of their rights under their Occupational Safety and Health Act, and, according to 1903.2, covered employers must post it at the workplace.

So how can you get a copy of the poster? We’ve got the information you need below. (more…)

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Scaffolds Word Game (1926.451)


OK, it’s time for another of our word games. This time, the topic is scaffolds, specifically the definitions listed in OSHA’s 1926.450 (Scaffolds).

This is a fun, simple way to test your own knowledge of some scaffolding terms, or to test the knowledge of coworkers and employees.

We’ve got this game set up so that you can use it in one of two ways.

The first is to play it right here from our blog article.

The second is to download a free copy of it, import it into a SCORM-compliant LMS, and download it from there.

All the fun and freebies await you on the other side of the MORE button.


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MSHA Part 46 Glossary of Terms


Are you involved in MSHA Part 46 training at work?

If so, how well do you know the terms defined in Part 46?

Here’s a quick chance to review your knowledge. It might even be a little fun. Hope you enjoy this.

And if you REALLY enjoy this, we’ve even provided a way for you to download your own free copy and import it into your SCORM-compliant learning management system (LMS). If you’re interested in that second option, read more about how that works below the glossary.

If you’re looking for help with MSHA training, check out the following online MSHA training options and tools we’ve got for you:



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Confined Space in Construction Glossary


Did you read our post about OSHA’s upcoming Confined Spaces in Construction regulation? If, not you may want to check it out. If you did read it, advance straight to “go” and collect $200!

Since OSHA’s creating a new standard, we dug around a little and found the terms that they will define in the standard. The terms were listed in OSHA’s Confined Spaces in Construction (Proposed Rule) document, which is a very handy summary of the proposed new regulation–if also a long (95 pages) and dry read.

You can use the glossary right here on our blog or you can click the download button to download a SCORM version of the glossary and then import it into your learning management system.


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Hazard Communication Word Game (1910.1200-GHS Aligned)


Here’s a free and fun word game that includes words defined in OSHA’s Hazard Communication (1910.1200) Standard. It’s even nicely GHS-aligned for you, just as you’d expect.

We’ve got this wired up below so that you can enjoy it in two different ways.

First, you can play it right here from this blog post as much as you want.

And second, you can download a free copy, import it into your own SCORM-compliant LMS, and play it from there.

So, try your hand at the game and have fun.


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New Confined Spaces in Construction Standard from OSHA: 1926 Subpart AA, 1926.1200

[Note: This is an old article written in 2013. It has some useful information about confined spaces, but if you’re looking for current information about the brand-new (2015) confined spaces in construction rule, click here].

OSHA’s most recent Unified Agenda announced that they’ll be creating a new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard. So, we’ve pulled together a bunch of information on confined spaces in construction to help you prepare.

According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 people die, and 967 people are injured, in confined spaces at construction sites every year. So the hazards and risks are real.

OSHA believes that the new standard can prevent six of those deaths and 880 of those injuries every year.


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Why Don’t People Remember Their Training? Five Steps of Learning and Applying Information

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You tell them, and you tell them, and you tell them again, and they still don’t learn.

Sound familiar? Have you ever uttered these words to yourself after a training session?

If so, you may need to remind yourself of some old cliches:

  • Telling ain’t training
  • Learners aren’t empty vessels you pour information into
  • Don’t be the sage on the stage
  • Don’t spray and pray

So if you hold training sessions, and your employees seem to forget the training immediately, it may be time to quit blaming them and turn your thoughts inward: what can you do to create more memorable training experiences? How can you help workers remember and apply what they learned during training when they’re back on the job?

To that end, we’re going to give you a quick overview of how people process, store, and later retrieve information. This is the first step to making training that’s more memorable.


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