Training

Fall Protection Training Requirements, Construction – Regulation 29 CFR 1926.503

September 1, 2021

Ranking: 8 A Workplace Story From a Massachusetts FACE Occupational Fatality Report: Three hours into his shift on a cold January day in Massachusetts, a laborer/carpenter lost his balance and fell 24 feet from an exterior second story wall to the frozen ground below. EMS and local police and state police arrived within minutes. The…

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Davis-Standard’s Pawcatuck Plant Celebrates 365 Days Injury-Free

August 18, 2021

Davis-Standard is pleased to announce that its largest manufacturing facility in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, recently celebrated 365 days without a lost-time injury accident. This tremendous milestone follows the first priority in our SURPASS operational system, which is safety. All of the credit in reaching this milestone goes to the hard work of our fully empowered safety…

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Lion Launches 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training for Hazardous Materials Technicians

July 15, 2021

Lion Technology Inc., a leader in the field of hazardous materials training, launched a 24-Hour HAZWOPER online course this week to help employers satisfy OSHA training mandates for workers who respond to hazardous substance releases. The new 24-Hour HAZWOPER—Emergency Response Technician online course provides 24 hours of classroom competency training required by OSHA for employees…

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EnerSys Joins Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to Support 8th Annual National Forklift Safety Day

June 8, 2021

EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, is joining the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to recognize National Forklift Safety Day. This annual event, now in its eighth year, provides a platform to educate the industry about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training to avoid injury.…

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Training for Lockout/Tagout

June 1, 2021

By: Brian McFadden, Contributor Many warehousing operations use motorized equipment, like conveyor systems, to maintain efficient workflows. Some workplaces have more specialized needs, like industrial refrigeration systems for cold-storage facilities. Larger workplaces often call for more powerful equipment. As long as guards remain in place and workers follow safe practices, these systems can be relatively…

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How to Develop an Effective eLearning Program for all Learning Styles

June 1, 2021

By: Nzingah Ramos, Contributor Oftentimes, when people hear the term “online learning,” they think of someone clicking through a lengthy PowerPoint with paragraphs of text on the screen. This is linear learning, with the only engagement being the click of a “Next” button. In recent years, eLearning has advanced past this notion and has transformed…

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Ergonomics Training Program Focuses on Preventing Soft Tissue Injuries in Construction Workers

June 1, 2021

By: Grace Barlet, CPWR, and Eileen Betit, CPWR, Contributors Soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal disorders, are one of the leading causes of disabling injuries in the construction industry1. To help prevent these injuries, CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training developed a free program called Best Built Plans (www.bestbuiltplans.org), which was introduced in the previous…

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CPR with the American Heart Association

May 24, 2021

Barbara Kinter, Program Manager/Training Center Coordinator and American Heart Association (AHA) Volunteer, answers frequently asked questions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 1. What exactly does CPR do? CPR does for the victim person what the victim person is unable to do for themselves – their heart and lungs are not working, so we work for them.…

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Why Use Safety Knives?

May 3, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi Knives have been used by humans for approximately 2.5 million years1. The modern safety knife has its origins in ones made of flint dating back to the Prehistoric Period and can be used to cut strapping and cable, open boxes and bags, puncture shrink wrap and for many other tasks. It is…

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ASSP’s Fall Protection Toolbox Supports OSHA’s Stand-Down

April 28, 2021

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has introduced fall protection courses and new online safety resources to help safety professionals recognize the eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction on May 3-7. The campaign is led by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which encourages construction companies to join the…

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