BMSA's Safety First! 
January 2017
Forklift Operating Training Requirements

Looking at all citations over the 4-year period of 2012-2016, the LBM sector was cited most for violation of provisions of Standard 1910.178 (Powered Industrial Trucks). Specifically, the sector has been cited for the following violations relating to operator training:
  1. Employers must ensure that each operator is competent to operate the forklift as demonstrated by completion of training and evaluation requirements.
  2. Trainees may only operate a forklift under the direct supervision of persons who have the training and experience to train and evaluate trainee competence. 
  3. Training must consist of a combination of formal instruction and practical training and evaluation of the trainee's performance.
  4. Instruction may be provided through lecture, interactive computer learning, video tape, or written material. The practical training must include demonstrations by the trainer and exercises performed by the trainee.
  5. LBM dealers have been cited for not training on: 1) operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of forklift the operator will be authorized to operate; 2) vehicle capacity; 3) vehicle inspection and maintenance required by the operator; and 4) operating limitations. The sector has also been cited for not training adequately on ramps and other slopes.
  6. Refresher training and evaluation of the effectiveness of that training must be conducted to ensure that the operator has the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed to operate the forklift safely.
  7. Refresher training in relevant topics is required when an operator has operated the forklift in an unsafe manner or when the operator has been in an accident or near-miss.
  8. Certification must include the operator's name, date of training, date of the evaluation and the identity of the person(s) performing the training.
(Source: NLBMDA)
NLBMDA's Forklift & You Training Program

Keeping your employees' forklift training current is an important step in ensuring the continued safety and success of your business. Forklift operators must be certified every three years. NLBMDA is proud to offer the only forklift training specific to the lumber and building material industry that meets all OSHA forklift training requirements. All employees who operate a forklift must be trained in order to comply with OSHA standards. The Complete Kit Includes:
  • An industry-specific 45-minute training DVD
  • A 198 page guide is the core of the Forklift & You training program and it doubles as a 'train-the-trainer' guide, and the program to lead the trainer as they teach the operators-in-training.
  • One Operator Package - The English Forklift & You Operator Package includes five Operator Workbooks (88 pages long), twelve certificates, twelve ID cards, and an employer worksheet to track certified operators.
  • One Training Poster
Please click here to view NLBMDA's Online Store and to purchase NLBMDA's Forklift & You Training Program.

(Source: NLBMDA)
OSHA Sued Over New Injury Reporting Rule

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups have filed suit against the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma over its new rule that requires companies to make all of their injury and illness data public. The lawsuit contends that the rule is "arbitrary, capricious, and otherwise contrary to law" and that it violates the first and fifth amendments of the Constitution. 

T he new rule requires employers in high-hazard industries, such as manufacturing and construction, to send injury and illness data directly to OSHA, which would then post it on the agency's website. "Among the many issues with the rule, there are significant concerns associated with OSHA's requirement of employers to submit detailed injury and illness logs to the agency for public posting. Not only does OSHA not have the authority to do this, it also exposes a business to significant reputational harm, all without demonstrating any evidence that it would effectively reduce workplace injuries and illnesses," says NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. Click here to read more. 

Door & Window Manufacturing Magazine (01/17) Barrineau, Trey
2017 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

At the 2017 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, you have the opportunity to: 
  • Learn new information
  • See innovative products
  • Gather information
  • Ask questions
OSC17 is the largest regional safety and health conference in the U.S., and it is taking place March 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Attendance is free for Ohio employers, their employees and all individuals with an interest in occupational safety and health. Register for OSC17 today! 

(Source: ohiobwcblog)
Purchase the Safety, OSHA & DOT Manual Today!

This manual is designed specifically for the Building Material Industry to keep your business in compliance with OSHA's latest regulations. The updated manual covers everything from: general safety rules, forklift safety, hazard communication, emergency plans, personal protective equipment, workers compensation, fleet safety, OSHA regulations, safety recognition programs, and much more.  Click here to read more about the latest manual and purchase yours today!
2017 Calendar of Events
January 30 : Intro to Building Material Sales (Hickory, NC)
January 31 : BMSA Board & Executive Committee Meetings (Hickory, NC)
January 31-February 1 : Basic Blueprint Reading and Material Take-Off (Hickory, NC)
February 1-2 : BMSA's Building Products Show (Hickory, NC)
February 2 : Advanced Estimating and Material Take-Off (Hickory, NC)
March 1-2 : Installed Sales Roundtable (Charleston, SC)
March 21-22 : Applying Industrial Design Workshop (Charlotte, NC)
March 22-24 : CFO Roundtable (Nashville, TN)
March 27-29 : NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, D.C.)
March 30-31 : Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (Asheville, NC)
April 2-4 : Roundtable 3 (High Point, NC)
April 18 : Margin Growth and Management Seminar (Richmond, VA)
April 19-21 : Roundtable 1 (Asheville, NC)
April 27-28 : Sales Manager Roundtable (Charlotte, NC) 
May 9-10 : Leadership Development Roundtable # 1 (Nashville, TN)
May 17-19 : Roundtable 7 (Asheville, NC)
July 27-30 : BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA) 
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