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Determine Applicability of OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application

OSHA is launching their Injury Tracking Application (ITA) for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data in compliance with the final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Every facility should determine the applicability of 29 CFR 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, to their facility.

Recognize EHS Program Resources

Many people do not realize the extent of the resources that should be dedicated to an EHS program in order to make is successful. Implementing a comprehensive EHS program takes significant investment in both time and money.

Maintain a Sealed Source Inventory

If your facility is licensed to work with radioactive materials, there are more than likely sealed sources at your facility that need to be accounted for. Depending on when and how your radioactive material license was completed, they may be included on your license.

Address Chemicals of Specific Concern

Do you know which chemicals in your inventory are highly hazardous, require special handling procedures, or require specific storage considerations? There are various measures that can be put into place to screen and track chemicals of special concern so the answer to this question is always yes.

Don’t Let Safety Training Just Check a Box

It is easy to say that the importance of developing an effective safety training program should not be overlooked, but how do you put a fun and therefore effective safety training program into practice?

Review Ventilation Requirements

Have you taken the time to thoroughly review the ventilation system at your facility?  The answer to this question is hopefully yes, and as facility changes are initiated, ventilation consequences should be taken into consideration.

Should You Offer First Aid and CPR Training?

Does your company offer first aid and CPR training to employees on a voluntary basis? Of course if an AED is present in the company’s space, CPR and AED training needs to take place.

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone in enjoying a safe and happy July 4th! As you are hopefully enjoying your favorite pass times, remember to be safe at home as well as in the workplace.

Do You Know What Happens After Hours?

With a holiday weekend approaching, and many people getting ready for vacations and weekend plans, ask yourself if you are confidently aware of what happens after hours at your facility. Is there an established policy for signing in and out after hours?

Assess the Financial Impact of Incidents and Accidents

Have you ever wondered how much money an incident or accident could cost your company? OSHA’s “$afety Pays” program is an interactive program that allows users to assess the potential impact that an occupational injury or illness could have on their bottom line.

Consider Expanding Project Registrations

What do the biological project registration documents in use at your facility cover? Are project registrations required for work utilizing recombinant DNA technology only, or are they required for all proposed work with biological agents?