Safety Training

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Why HazCom Training is Essential

If you work in a factory, hospital, on a construction site, or even on a farm, chances are you spend at least some of your time working with dangerous chemicals. If this is the case, HazCom training is essential. Indeed, if you’re an owner, supervisor or manager and you aren’t already offering HazCom training, you aren’t in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. This week’s eLeaP post outlines what HazCom standards are, what you need to cover in any essential HazCom training, and most importantly, how to offer HazCom training to your employees quickly, effectively, and in a cost-efficient manner.   Continue reading

Observation Checklists Support Manufacturing Safety

Manufacturing work comes with many hazards. Depending on the type of workplace, workers can face myriad of hazards from chemical spills to forklift topples. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all manufacturing businesses to comply with a long list of safety standards. The challenge, of course, is keeping on top of the OSHA’s ever expanding list of requirements. While some businesses hire outside consultants, this is rarely necessary. By deploying observation checklists, such as those available through eLeap’s online learning management system, businesses large and small can ensure they are in compliance with OSHA standards and more importantly, doing everything possible to ensure the safety of their employees. Continue reading

Harvest Season: Time for Farm Safety Training

Few people give much thought to farm safety, because to most people, farm work seems invariably safe. In reality, however, farmers and farmhands face myriad of on-the-job hazards from open and moving equipment to toxic chemicals. And harvest season, when many farmers and farmhands are working from sunup to sundown to bring in crops, is one of the most dangerous times of year. In addition, when it comes to injuries and deaths, in the agricultural sector, the average age of victims of striking. Many kids growing up on farms start working alongside their family members while still in elementary school. They also tend to be more vulnerable to farm accidents—some statistics suggest that minors account for up to 20% of farm injury victims. With the proper training, however, most farm accidents can be avoided. Continue reading

Top 10 Safety Courses – Safety Matters

Workplace safety is a big deal. Ignore it at your own peril. In 2014, 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported, and 4,679 workers were killed on the job. The National Safety Council reports that someone is injured on the job every six seconds. These injuries and illnesses are no laughing matter – they cost American businesses $250 billion each year in medical expenses and lost productivity. With all this in mind, we have assembled the top 10 safety courses requested by our customers. You can even preview one or two of them. Continue reading

Forklift Safety Training

Every year, up to 100 American workers are killed and up to 35,000 workers are seriously injured in accidents related to forklift use. While some of these accidents take place in the agriculture sector, most take place in manufacturing where forklift use is also common. Overturned vehicles are a major cause of forklift related deaths and accidents, but topples are not the only problem. Collisions with objects and other Continue reading

Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. A 2011 study lead by researchers from John Hopkins University found that close to 20% of Americans over the age of 12 suffer from hearing loss. Moreover, among this population, 30 million report hearing loss in both ears and 48 million report hearing loss in one ear. Not surprisingly more adults than children and teens suffer from hearing loss and more people over the age of 60 suffer from hearing loss than people under 60. While age is Continue reading

Slips and Falls: Preventative Steps for Restaurants

In 2009, the restaurant industry reported more than 50,000 injuries. Nearly one quarter of these injuries were the result of same-level slips. However, research suggests that with the right precautions, equipment and training most slips and falls that happen in restaurants can be easily prevented. Given the high cost of service industry slips and falls, both to employees and employers, the ROI for slip and fall prevention training is also high. Today’s post examines some of the common reasons slips and falls occur in restaurants, how to prevent them, and how to institute a slip and fall prevention program in an affordable manner. Continue reading

Look Up! Overhead Rig Safety

Overhead rig safety is something few people outside the construction industry ever think about–that is, until tragedy strikes. While rare, crane accidents do happen and when they do, the results are often fatal. In February 2016, a construction crane toppled over while being lowered by a crew working on a busy street in Lower Manhattan during morning rush hour. In this case, the crane collapse left  one Wall Continue reading

Employee Orientation: Safety First!

In 2014, 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported, and 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014. The National Safety Council reports that someone is injured on the job every six seconds. These injuries and illnesses are no laughing matter – they cost American businesses $250 billion each year in medical expenses and lost productivity. Those are some sobering statistics that should make any company think twice about not taking workplace safety seriously. Continue reading

Safety Training for Summer Lab Interns

For many students, an opportunity to work in a laboratory over the summer months can be a game changing experience. Summer internships in working laboratories offer students in STEM-related fields an opportunity to experience firsthand how their knowledge and skills might be put into practice on the job in future career-track positions. However, lab interns also represent a unique challenge to employers. On Continue reading