OSHA rules say that HAZWOPER (hazardous waste operations and emergency response) safety and health programs must incorporate the following elements:
1. Organizational structure
2. Comprehensive work plan
3. Site-Specific Safety and Health Plan (SSAHP)
4. Safety and health training
Over the years, electrocution has become the fourth leading cause of death in the construction industry. Contrary to common perception, it does not take a great deal of electricity to cause an electrocution. Just the amount of current that it takes to light a common Christmas Tree bulb can stop the heart [...]
BLR Poll Results on Employee Training brought to you by King Operator and kingosafety.com
How effective is your safety training?
61% Somewhat effective
29% Very effective
10% Not very effective at all
How much of your training sessions involve hands on participation?
50% Less than half of it
18% All of it
18% None [...]
Overexertion injuries are costly because there are so many of them and because they often involve days away from work. Estimates place the total cost to employers at over $10 billion annually. Another important fact about overexertion injuries is that they are preventable. But it takes training, positive feedback and correction, and [...]
-The exit access is that portion of an exit route that leads to an exit.
-The exit is that portion of an [...]
An integral part of any safety program has to have a hearing protection element to it. The following are some tips and guidelines for implementing in your safety program to insure that everyone is protecting themselves and each other. The list is brought to you by OSHA and
If an accident occurs in your workplace, especially a serious one, many people in your organization will have a lot on their minds. In all of the potentially chaos in this scenario, it is important to remember the “human factor” and treat employees and others with respect and understanding. Here are some [...]
Three recent OSHA enforcement actions provide cautionary tales concerning serious and willful violations of various standards and a apparent inclination on the part of the agency to go after repeat offenders.
Serious and Repeat Violations
An automotive parts manufacturer in Alabama was cited by OSHA with six safety [...]
King Operator doesn’t just want to sell you safety equipment, we want to help your company do everything they can to achieve a safe and secure working environment. I found this article on osha.gov and though it was worth sharing.
A new study has shown what King Operator has been saying all along, do not fear OSHA. Learn what they need for you compliance, and King Operator will get you the equipment to get you there. We can also help teach you what you need. The following is from [...]
- How to Prevent Arc Flash April 24, 2013The best way to prevent arc flash or to protect workers in the event of an accident is through effective training. In addition to being “qualified” under OSHA’s electrical standard, workers who may be exposed to arc flash hazards need to understand why arc flash occurs, how to prevent […]
- Slip and Trips are a Common Hazard March 21, 2013Slips and trips are an all-too-common occupational hazard estimated to cause hundreds of thousands of accidents and injuries on the job every year. The chief cause of slips is (no surprise) a slippery surface, compounded by improper footwear. There are two types of slips: -In the first, the heel of the forward foot […]
- How to Prevent Arc Flash April 24, 2013