Free Infographic: Seven Core Elements of Construction Safety Management

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Most safety professionals will tell you that an organized safety management system or program is more effective than a simple compliance-based program.

OSHA certainly will, for example, even if you think of them in terms of compliance. To help you with that, in 2016 OSHA published OSHA 3886, Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction.

In the infographic below, we’ve listed, illustrated, and briefly explained the seven core elements that OSHA says your construction safety management program should have.

Be sure to download the OSHA document, this infographic, and the companion “Getting Started with Construction Safety Management” infographic we also made to jump start and improve your current construction safety management program. And let us know if we can help you with your construction safety efforts.

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OSHA and CDC Provide Helpful Guidance and Information on Coronavirus

As you no doubt know, the new coronavirus is spreading across the globe and US government officials have said it’s not a question of IF coronavirus will spread in the US but rather WHEN (and also, what the consequences will be).

That’s not to panic you–panic won’t help–but it is to say that you’d be wise to check out some credible authorities, learn more, and consider coming up with a plan about how your organization will prepare for the possibilities (and of course, how you’ll manage this issue in your personal life and with your families/loved ones/etc.).

We are not medical experts or public health authorities, so we thought the best thing we could do was point you toward some people who know what they’re talking about: the CDC and OSHA, both of whom have created helpful resources for you.

Here’s the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage. There’s a subsection of this larger webpage titled Interim Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019.

And here’s the OSHA Safety & Health Topic Page for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

And here’s a new CDC page (we think) for creating a coronavirus/COVID-19 Home Preparedness Plan.

We’ll continue adding helpful resources to this article as we find them. Please feel free to suggest your own in the comments section below.

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Free Infographic: Getting Started with Construction Safety Management

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You can improve your occupational safety and health management at work by moving away from a focus on compliance to incorporating a safety management program (or system) that’s more comprehensive and self-reinforcing.

To help you with that, in 2016 OSHA published OSHA 3886, Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction. Take a moment to download that document now and save it on your computer…we’ll wait right here.

Are you back? We hope you enjoy that OSHA document, and to help you get started on this effort at work, we thought you might like to download the free infographic below, which gives you 9 simple steps for getting started on construction safety management (the steps are drawn from the OSHA document we just linked you to).

Also, once you’ve download this infographic, you might also want to download the companion Core Elements of Construction Safety Management infographic we made too.

Enjoy this and good luck with your construction safety management efforts!

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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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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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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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Are You Doing ENOUGH to Ensure Safety at Your Workplace?

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If you’re in safety, you no doubt are working hard to improve safety and health at your workplace. That may mean increasing your company’s capacity to complete work successfully by doing things like using prevention through design or increasing your organizational resilience. It may mean reducing occupational workplace injuries and illnesses. In fact, it may mean many things.

However you define “improving safety,” and no matter what efforts your currently taking as part of your safety management efforts, we figured the article below might spark some additional ideas for you.

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Recorded Webinar: Selecting Online Safety Training

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We held a webinar the other day on Selecting Online Safety Training and wanted to make it available to you here, in a recorded version, for free. Hope you find this valuable.

Watch our free recorded Selecting Online Safety Training webinar at our Webinars page. 

In addition we’ve provided links to some articles we think you’ll find helpful immediately below and a button below the video you can click to download our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

Enjoy the webinar and have a great day!

Don’t forget to download the Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide (below), and let us know if you want to learn about our online EHS training courses, our LMS for safety training management, or our mobile apps for safety management.

Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide Checklist

Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

Learn how to evaluate different online safety training solutions to find one that best fits your company’s needs with our FREE informative guide and checklist.

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Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide Checklist

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