OCTOBER SAFETY AND HEALTH NEWS AND UPDATES


October's Featured Program 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30 AM


Fire:  What to do Before, During and After

Jamie Snyder

Fire Safety Inspector

Code Enforcement Bureau, Ohio Fire Marshal's Office

Preparedness  is the important key in all crises, but being prepared doesn't always equate to prevention. However, in some cases, as in fire safety, preparations can prevent fires and can most certainly save lives in cases where a fire hazard is somehow overlooked. Knowing what to do in case of a fire can also be beneficial in cases where you are at work, at the grocery store, or in other buildings which may have faulty fire prevention systems in place.

Learn:
  • To prepare, prevent and anticipate fires
  • How to react to a fire and work with the fire department
  • What to do after a fire

Jamie Synder is a graduate of Fairless High School and studied Fire Science Technologies at Stark State College. Jamie served 5 years as a
volunteer firefighter in Beach City, Ohio and 25 years as a career firefighter in New Philadelphia, Ohio, where he was 
the Fire Chief for seven years. Jamie has been with the State Fire Marshal's Code Enforcement   Bureau
for 9 years.


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Cari's Safety Corner
Cari Gray
BWC Safety Consultant Specialist

Q: What does OSHA require regarding violence in the workplace and active shooter programs and training?

 

A: OSHA does not have a specific standard on violence in the workplace or active shooter/ active aggressor situations.  However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees." An employer that has experienced acts of workplace violence, or becomes aware of threats, intimidation, or other indicators showing that the potential for violence in the workplace exists, would be on notice of the risk of workplace violence and should implement a workplace violence prevention program combined with engineering controls, administrative controls, and training. 

 

There are many options to start on this journey. The BWC has a half day violence in the workplace class and your BWC consultant or local law enforcement can help you create a policy.  Training can be done in-house, online or with your local law enforcement. There are many companies that focus on security and violence in the workplace if you are interested in seeking other outside help.

Two well known training programs dealing with active shooters are:  The Department of Homeland Security's Run, Hide, Fight and the ALiCE method offered by the ALiCE Training Institute.

 

 




Operation Safe Driver Week 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance sponsors Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. Law enforcement agencies across North America engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education. They aim to combat unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle and passenger-vehicle drivers. The Operation Safe Driver website has statistics for previous year's events. It also has campaign materials for teens, distracted driving and improving driver behaviors.



New OSHA Publications Examine Cause of Fatal Fall

A new addition to OSHA's Fatal Facts series emphasizes the importance of using manufacturer-approved lifting equipment to prevent falls.  Warehouse Fall from a Pallet Lifted by a Forklift, examines the root causes of an incident in which a worker died in a fall from an improperly raised pallet while pulling stock from elevated shelves. Fatal Facts describe cases in which there was a failure to identify and correct hazardous working conditions before they resulted in fatalities at the worksite.



New Silica Standard Resources 

     
Enforcement of the new OSHA Silica Standard  began last  month. The Center for  Construction Research and Training has a website, Work Safely With Silica , to inform employers about the regulation and requirements. The site contains a Create a Plan function to assist with creating the silica exposure control plan required by the standard along with videos, toolbox talks and other aids to assist you in keeping yourself and your employees safe.



OSHA Top 10 Violations for 2017 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its top 10 violations for 2017 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo. The list was generally unchanged from 2016 with one exception: Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1926.503) was new this year at the ninth position with 1,933 citations. OSHA has a document on this topic, Fall Prevention Training Guide: A Lesson Plan for Employers. Make sure to train your employees on this important topic.


New NIOSH Publication 

This new fact sheet, Young Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Them Safe on the Road, gives information on workplace driving laws young drivers should follow to gain work experience under the safest conditions possible. It also provides recommendations on how to promote safe driving and prevent motor vehicle crashes among young workers who drive as part of their job.



Our Roads Our Safety

Learn about sharing the road with commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website Our Roads Our Safety has videos, safety tips, posters and outreach materials to help all users of the nation's roads operate safely around large trucks and buses. Learn how these large vehicles operate, including how blind spots, stopping distances and maneuverability are different than passenger vehicles.

Want to learn more about the large vehicles on the roads? The FMCSA 2017 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics has the answer. This document contains numbers of vehicles, statistics on inspections and violations, investigations, crashes and more.



From The University of Akron Dept. of 
Disaster  Science and Emergency Services

Students are required to gain practical, professional experience with a senior internship. If you are interested in providing an internship to a student in the UA Emergency Management Program, contact Dr. Stacy Willett at 330-972-8317 or



Arthur McNulty
EHS / Facility Manager
Rubbermaid Home Products


SCSC Donates to Hurricane Harvey 
Relief 

Together  with safety councils throughout Ohio, SCSC has donated a total of $1000.00 to the Salvation Army for Hurricane Harvey relief. Special thanks to Arthur McNulty of Rubbermaid Home Products for donating his September 50/50 raffle winnings in the amount of $125.00!


 
SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule



Powered Industrial Truck: Train the Trainer

October 11, 2017 (8:30 AM to 11:00 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)




New Silica Regulations: They May Apply To You!

October 26, 2017 (8:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)




What you Need to Know About OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

November 7, 2017 (8:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)



CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogen Training

November 14, 2017 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

SCSC Member cost $20  (includes lunch) 
Non member cost $70.00 (includes lunch)




Upcoming BWC Class Schedule (North Canton)

339 E. Maple St., Suite 200
North Canton, OH 44720

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**Free** BWC Classes at the North Canton office:

Transportation-injury Prevention Tips for Truck Drivers - Oct. 16 AM
Safety Series Workshop Module 2 - Oct. 16 PM
Scaffolding Safety - Oct. 23-24
Construction Safety Elements (OSHA10) - Oct. 30-31
Measuring Safety Performance -  November 1
Electrical Basics - November 7 AM
Understanding and Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors - November 7 PM
 


FY 18 Safety Council Rebate Program Requirements

The FY 18 Safety Council Program year began 7/1/17.   

For those members who are eligible to participate in BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program this year, the following requirements must be met between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18:
  • Enrollment with safety council by 7/31/17.
  • Attendance at 10 Safety council meetings/events. At least 8 thru the local safety council. You can get credit for up to two meetings at BWC's safety training courses or other offsite industry-specific training courses./seminars. Certificates must be submitted to safety council no later than 6/30/18.
  • CEO attendance at one safety council sponsored meeting.
  • Submit semi-annual reports for the 2017 calendar year.
Check your company's participation  here


Sally Cox | Summit County Safety Council | 330-806-1676 | summitcountysafetycouncil@gmail.com| www.thesummitcountysafetycouncil.org
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