Training en Siemens Launches Educational Program for Future CNC Machinists <div class="field-deck"> The Lifelong Educational Advantage Program will give high school and technical school graduates basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new workforce development program engineered by Siemens aims to provide high school students and educators across the country the knowledge to jumpstart their manufacturing career.</p> <p>The Lifelong Educational Advantage Program, or L.E.A.P., offers instructional content, training and partnerships with machine tool builders to give students an advanced understanding in the areas of milling and turning with the overall goal of boosting the skilled manufacturing labor market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Training News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:31:00 +0000 52931 at Siemens Fall Prevention Training for General Industry Employees <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Hamel, CSP, WACH </div> <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's efforts to revise and update the existing walking-working surfaces standard for general industry have been ongoing since 1973. A focus of the update is employee training. Here's what you need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2016, OSHA passed a final rule expanding the scope of the existing walking and working surface standard for general industry and adding a fall protection standard for general industry; acknowledging that many general industry workers face similar types of fall hazards as those in construction.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fall Protection OSHA Safety Training OSHA Enforcement Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:54:00 +0000 52721 at Get Life-Saving Training, Whenever, Wherever <div class="field-byline"> By Jeremy DaValle </div> <div class="field-deck"> According to OSHA, there were 4,821 workers killed on the job in 2014. These fatalities range from slips and falls to improper use of respiratory protection, and proper training is one tool that might have protected them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>My experience as a gas detection trainer has taught me that it is important to make sure that all workers within a company properly are trained on the equipment they use. I often have seen someone power on a gas detector and then hand the equipment over to another worker without any training in the use of the equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Training Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:10:00 +0000 52581 at Grounded in Safety: Preventing Electrical Catastrophes <div class="field-deck"> To ensure a relatively smooth operation in mission-critical facilities like data centers and 9-1-1 operations, exceeding the minimal requirements of the National Electrical Code is essential, says David Brender, the national program manager for electrical applications at the Copper Development Association. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Arc flash and other electrical hazards can have a devastating impact on workers. Not only can electrical hazards cause fatalities, they can cause disabling, debilitating injuries that can cost up to $1 million to treat, creating a huge financial burden for injured workers and their employers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consensus Emergency Management Safety Training Arc Flash News Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:39:00 +0000 52541 at <p>Proper electrical grounding and wiring not only protects your business continuity and the sustainability of your business, it protects workers&#39; safety and health.</p> Thinkstock 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 Safety and Performance Excellence: 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