Training en The Future of Lockout/Tagout: Is Zero Risk an Outdated Approach? <div class="field-deck"> The ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 Standard is considered the defining document for addressing the complex issues of lockout/tagout and methods for the control of hazardous energy, and the Z244 Committee is moving in a new direction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The control of hazardous energy in the workplace continues to be a challenge for many employers. According to OSHA, failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consensus Safety Training News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:18:00 +0000 52361 at Thinkstock 3 Ways to Make Your Safety Moments More Personal <div class="field-byline"> Esteban Tristan, Ph.D. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Whether it’s at the start of a meeting, a shift or a conference call, we’ve all likely taken part in some form of a safety moment, where someone briefly talks about a specific topic related to safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Does your company do safety moments? If so, what do you consider to be an effective safety moment? It&rsquo;s an interesting question, and one that I took a bit for granted until yesterday. I&rsquo;ve heard people do safety moments in many different ways, with varying degrees of relevance to the actual work environment, but they all bring us back to the importance of safety in some way.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Training News Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:48:00 +0000 51441 at <p>Do you offer employees safety moments or warnings about working safely? There&#39;s a difference, and one can be much more powerful than the other.</p> Thinkstock Communication Breakdown: Mobile Technology and the Four-Generation Workforce <div class="field-deck"> With four generations in the workplace, the workforce is now the most age-diverse it’s ever been and in this time, we’ve also experienced a technology boom spanning all industries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As more Millennials join the workforce and mobile and social technologies define how we communicate, safety practices also must evolve. By implementing a mobile-first approach to workplace safety, organizations can identify, reduce and prevent workplace hazards faster and at a greater scale, according to Jason Dea, director of product marketing at Intelex.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Training IoT News Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:01:00 +0000 51241 at Thinkstock SLC 2016: More than 60,000 Workers Per Day Are Harassed or Are the Victims of Workplace Violence <div class="field-byline"> Adrienne Selko </div> <div class="field-deck"> Experts say well-defined policies and programs are key to reducing workplace violence. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Employers need to create programs to address workplace violence given the fact that on a daily basis 43,800 employees are harassed; 16,400 threatened, and 723 workers are attacked. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Conference 2016 Safety Training News Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:25:00 +0000 50891 at Whatever Happened to Motivation? <div class="field-deck"> Safety, like other aspects of business, is dependent on the performance of workers. It has been said that performance is equal to ability X motivation (P=AM). </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Not so many years ago, the word &quot;motivation&quot; often was heard in organizational environments, There were plans and programs designed to motivate employees to be safer or more productive. There were incentive plans for executives and managers to motivate increased production, income and profits.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Training Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:54:00 +0000 50431 at SLC 2016: Subcontractor Safety Requirements [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Choosing the right subcontractor is crucial to ensuring site-specific safety plans are followed and employees go home safely each night.</p> <p>Joel Pickering, senior vice president of Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc., told Safety Leadership Conference attendees about the prequalification process and measures Lendlease has in place to select safety-conscious subcontractors.</p> <p>&ldquo;If you don&rsquo;t manage [safety], it sometimes is not managed well by others,&rdquo; he told attendees.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galleries Safety Leadership Conference 2016 Health Safety Training SLC 2016 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:47:00 +0000 50351 at Britain, Singapore Collaborating to Save Workers’ Lives <div class="field-deck"> The Britain Safety Council is exploring ways to increase collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Sept. 23, Mike Robinson, CEO of the British Safety Council will meet with business leaders and health and safety professionals at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower to explore how the British Safety Council can work more collaboratively with the ministry to achieve its ambitious health and safety targets&nbsp;</p> <p>Robinson plans to meet business leaders, and health and safety professionals from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, the British Chamber of Commerce and the Workplace Safety and Health Council.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Training News Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:33:00 +0000 50171 at <p>Singapore has made impressive progress in improving occupational health and safety, as demonstrated by the reduced number of fatal injuries at work.</p> Thinkstock The Oil and Gas Industry Takes a Progressive Approach to Safety Training <div class="field-byline"> By Tracy Bennett </div> <div class="field-deck"> A consortium of experts embrace blended learning and it seems to be working for the oil and gas industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The modern recipe for vocational training begins with partnerships between industry, education and workforce development. However, it&#39;s the right application of technology that provides the secret ingredient in delivering training to meet the individual learning styles of students across a wide range of learning, language and reading skills. In turn, qualified workers are prepared to meet the skilled labor needs of industry and the trades.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Training Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:53:00 +0000 49971 at Multi-Tasking and Working Memory: New Info that Could Reduce Workplace Incidents <div class="field-deck"> Personnel selection and training could mitigate the effects of cognitive lock-up among automation operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Automation failures have been the cause widely reported disasters, such as the crash of Air France Flight 447 in 2009, as well as much more minor incidents in just about every workplace that uses automation. In the case of the Air France flight, the focus was placed on deficiencies in the automated system. Although automation does help in avoiding human error in completing tasks, people still are needed to monitor how well the automated system is operating.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Training News Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:12:00 +0000 49871 at <p>Automation failures have been the cause widely reported disasters, such as Air France Flight 447. Unidentified relatives of passengers on Air France&#39;s Flight 447 mourn outside Notre Dame Cathedral after a memorial service for the victims of the Air France air crash on June 3, 2009 in Paris. Air France Flight 447, from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, on June 1, 2009, claiming the lives of 12 crew members and 216 passengers from 32 different countries.</p> Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images VPPPA 2016: OSHA Wants Companies to Stand Down for Safety <div class="field-deck"> Fall protection lacks across all industries, despite OSHA efforts to encourage employers to host training sessions to recognize hazards and prevent injuries or fatalities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite OSHA’s continuing efforts to educate employers about fall protection and hazards, falls remain the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VPPPA 2016 Safety Training News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:00:00 +0000 49741 at <p>Brian Sturtecky, area director for OSHA&#39;s Jacksonsville Area Office, addresses attendees at the 32nd Annual VPPPA National Safety &amp; Health Conference in Orlando, Fla.</p> Stefanie Valentic