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Workers Must Be Trained By Dec. 1, 2013
A new fact sheet discusses the training topics that employers must cover for the initial Dec. 1, 2013 deadline. OSHA has prepared a number of additional materials that explain the new changes to the requirements of the HCS, including QuickCards, fact sheets, a list of frequently asked questions and a brief on labels and pictograms. Also available is a useful single page showing the MSDS/SDS conversion timeline.
Updated OSHA Resource Available
On Machine Guarding For Abrasive Wheel Grinders
Wraparound design offers a full panoramic view. Rubber eartips provide secure fit. Polycarbonate lens filters over 99% of UVA and UVB ultraviolet light. Meets performance standards of ANSI Z87.1 including “+” high impact.
Source: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Source: EHS Today Magazine
Source: Industrial Safety & Hygiene News
Choose the Right Trees for Energy Efficiency, Electrical Safety, Reliability
and Environmental Benefits when Landscaping
Source: Energy Education Council
Source: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
As I see it ...
It is April 2013. As I look out my window, the snow has finally melted so maybe Spring is in the air (at least in the Chicago area). Springtime is a season of rebirth and renewal. Grass and plants are starting to wake up from a long cold winter and begin the transition from brown to green. And in Chicago, dreams of a baseball championship are reborn (again). Nationally, employment data shows that the overall economy is improving with a gradual increase in employment. The connection between these is that employment means more workers, and workers need to be safe and productive on the job. So here is a seasonal and timely reminder that your company's safety program may be due for renewal as well. From the winter of economic stagnation, spring forward to a fresh approach to industrial safety and personal protective equipment. Your company posted OSHA 300 illness and injury logs recently. Mine that data for opportunities to improve worker safety with better protecting and more comfortable PPE (remember, the first P in PPE is Personal and the second P is Protective). We can help, because that's where we have the experience and expertise to assist. We are Saf-T-Gard, - passionate about industrial safety for 4 generations.
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Richard Rivkin, President and CEO
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Question and Answer
Question - What is OSHA's policy on skin cancer as a risk to outdoor workers.
Answer - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does address worker exposure to the sun's radiation indirectly under our 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.132(a) pertaining to personal protective equipment. Employers are to use effective forms of protection such as wide-brim hats and long sleeve clothing. In situations where the only effective means of protection is sun screen, then it too may be used.
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