Posts Tagged ‘Safety’

Industrial Safety & Health: WEATHER

Written by Lori Amerman, IMEC manufacturing specialist and OSHA authorized trainer

weatherThere is one thing for sure about Illinois weather, it is always changing. We have made it through the snow and ice hazards and are now in the Midwest tornado season. In order to keep your organization safe from weather threats, here are a few reminders in preparedness:

2015 Changes to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule

There are new reporting requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).  (https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html)

OSHA RecordkeepingUnder the OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), Illinois manufacturers with 10 employees are required to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety trends of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to eliminate or reduce hazards.

All employers must report:

  1. All work-related fatalities within 8 hours
  2. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours

Report to OSHA by:

  1. Calling OSHA’s free and confidential number at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
  2. Calling your closest Area Office during normal business hours
  3. Using an online form that will soon be available

It is also a good time to review emphasis programs and compare to your facility’s current state.

SIOSH October 30th – Temporary Workers Initiative

Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day (SIOSH) – Temporary Workers Initiative Feature Blog

Written by Lori Amerman, IMEC Operations Coordinator and OSHA Authorized Trainer

A series of blogs will be produced to share resources on the topics to be presented.  This should help prepare company safety teams to gain a better understanding of tools available and prepare staff.

Register online!

At the SIOSH Conference on October 30th, Brandy Lozosky, Illinois Department of Labor will address the question: who is responsible for the safety and health of temporary workers? This session focuses on the employer’s responsibility to protect temporary workers. They will provide a clear understanding of both the host employer’s and the staffing agencies role in complying with workplace health and safety requirements.

SIOSH October 30th – OSHA Fatality Study

Written by Lori Amerman, IMEC Operations Coordinator and OSHA Authorized Trainer

A series of blogs will be produced to share resources on the topics to be presented.  This should help prepare company safety teams to gain a better understanding of tools available and prepare staff.

Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day

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At the SIOSH Conference on October 30th, Karl Armstrong, OSHA will provide a review of several Illinois workplace fatality investigations and uncover:  What happened?  Why?  How could it have been prevented?  What did OSHA do?  You will gain valuable insight on how OSHA fatality investigations work and how to improve you workplace’s safety and health to prevent deaths on the job.

Annual DIOSH Day to offer new approaches for protecting workers

US Department of Labor’s OSHA to co-sponsor DIOSH Day, Illinois workplace safety and health conference in Peoria on March 5, 2014.

Peoria, Ill. – Construction safety, combustible dust, fall protection, crane safety, organizational change management and developing a safety culture will be featured topics at the workshops and breakout sessions of this year’s Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day. The event will be held Wednesday, March 5, at the Peoria Civic Center located at 201 Jefferson St. SW.

Success Story: IMEC helps Nitrex avoid accidents, boost safety

Aurora, Illinois – Metal heat treating company www.nitrex.com

Nitrex Employees' Fire Training

Nitrex Employees Complete Safety Training

 

 

Situation – When Tammy DalBello joined Nitrex as the Manager of Quality and Regulatory Operations, she soon learned that plant safety was also part of her responsibilities. The 30-employee Aurora-based company heat treats metal parts that belong to their aerospace, automotive, and machining customers. By its nature, heat treat can be a dangerous industry, and DalBello knew that worker safety would be one of her highest priorities.

Waste to Profit Teams Up with OSHA Grant

by Mary Hallock

imec_waste_to_profit_logoFor our most recent Rockford area Waste-to-Profit meeting we combined the areas of safety and environmental compliance into one program.   We presented the Chemical Safety Workshop material and  added some material that focused on hazardous waste recycling and pollution prevention.

The more I worked on my material and tied it into the Chemical Safety Workshop material, the more I realized how the sustainable aspect of handling chemicals goes hand in hand with the safety aspect.  If we minimize exposure to our employees, then we minimize exposure to the environment.