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.

You might also want to check out our free, recorded webinar titled Online Manufacturing Training that Works–How to Select Online Manufacturing Training for Your Organization

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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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What Is Preventive Maintenance?

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Continuing our recent string of articles on maintenance (see previous articles on electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and facilities maintenance), and timed to coincide with the addition of many new courses in our industrial maintenance and facilities maintenance online training libraries, this article will introduce you to some basic concepts of preventive maintenance.

In addition to this introduction to preventive maintenance, you might also find interesting our Benefits of Preventive Maintenance article.

For now, read and enjoy the article, and let us know if you have any questions about your own maintenance training program at work. Plus, check out our recorded webinar on maintenance, maintainability, organizational learning, and continuous improvement and consider catching out our upcoming case-study webinar on creating training  paths for maintenance-tech career development programs.

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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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What Is Total Worker Health?

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Not sure what Total Worker Health is?

Well, the interview below may be just what you’re looking for. Because we went directly to the source–Dr. Casey Chosewood, the Director of the Office of Total Worker Health, which is part of NIOSH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Chosewood gave us a great introduction to Total Worker Health and we’d like to thank him and invite him to come back again to tell us more.

Go ahead and watch/listen to the video below. We’re also going to create a transcript of this discussion and put that below the video, but to honest, we’ve been quite busy lately at the Convergence Training blog and our delivery of extra video transcription elves is late in arriving, so if you bear with us, we’ll get around to the transcription soonish.

Thanks again to Dr. Chosewood and we hope you enjoy this introduction to Total Worker Health.

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