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For a safer workforce, use leading indicators to avoid lagging

October 29, 2012 - Posted by Langdon Dement

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show work-related fatal injuries decreased from 4,690 in 2010 to 4,609 in 2011, while private industry employers reported nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses for an incidence rate of 3.5 per 100 workers, unchanged from 2010.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, occupational safety, OHS, injury prevention, EHS, transportation, loss control, utilities, safety culture, construction, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

OSHA 10 & 30 hour education provides a solid foundation

August 01, 2012 - Posted by Eric Glass

A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, OSHA, industrial, occupational safety, transportation, safety culture, construction, workplace, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

Remembering a chlorine derailment

June 28, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

It doesn’t seem like eight years since I had a run-in with a railcar of “skull and crossbones,” but today was the day. At that time I was a Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) with the U.S. EPA in Dallas, TX. FOSCs are the lead for agency responses to oil and hazardous substance releases and have full authority to direct all public and private resources to stop or prevent a release.

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Topics: training, occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, injury prevention, EHS, transportation, risk management