BMSA's Safety First! 
June 2018
OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Due Dates

Employers have until  July 1, 2018  to submit electronically their form for the 2017 year. Starting in 2019 and every following year, the OSHA 300A will be due on March 2.
There are three different options to submit data electronically:
  1. Entering data into a web form manually;
  2. Uploading data from a CSV file (CSV stands for comma separated value, a basic text file) for single or multiple establishments; and
  3. Transmitting automated record-keeping systems data electronically via an API (application programming interface).
This rule applies to all employers that have had 250 or more employees and to employers in high-risk industries that have had 20-249 employees working at any time in the 2017 year. Most of the members in our association work in the "high-risk" industries which include: Construction, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade and Building Materials and Supplies Dealers.
( Source: J essica Rios,  J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., June 2018) 
Balancing Urgency and Execution

Staying competitive in today's rapidly changing business environment demands a sense of urgency and bold innovation. At the same time, organizational leaders must encourage safety and support flawless execution on the front lines.
The challenge is achieving the right balance.

Urgency vs. execution

Urgency and execution are rival values competing for attention. On one hand, urgency is essential to the life of any organization. Without it, organizations risk being left behind.
On the other hand, organizations can take urgency too far. In a high-urgency environment, we see a focus on deadlines despite errors and an emphasis on output above all else. Although high urgency may prove fruitful in the short term, its too-fast work pace creates an environment that is doomed to fail in the long term - or worse, cause injury or catastrophe.

The neuroscience of urgency

From a neuroscience perspective, urgency pressures are a major source of stress, causing work to occur in a reactive, repetitive-processing manner. This is referred to as "fast brain" execution - when little conscious attention is given to a task.

Although everyone works in this manner from time to time, prolonged periods lead to more mistakes, incidents and poor decisions. We're even more likely to be on autopilot when we're behind in production or at risk of missing a deadline.

Read more here.

(Source: Safety+Health Magazine,  May 2018)

The BMSA office will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Have a safe and fun Holiday!

Your friends at BMSA

Did You Miss Fork Lift Safety Day on 6/12?

It's not too late to implement some procedures that will increase the safety of your forklift drivers.

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the  Industrial Truck Association (ITA), was recognized on June 12 in Washington, D.C., and workplaces nationwide.

Throughout the day, forklift manufacturers highlighted the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. 

ITA works with OSHA through an alliance to provide training seminars for OSHA inspectors, and develop safety materials. For these and other resources to share with your drivers, visit OSHA's  forklift webpage .

(Source: OSHA QuickTakes Newsletter, June 2018)
Calendar of Events
July 26-29: BMSA's Summer Conference  
(Virginia Beach, VA) 

September 10-11: Leadership Graduate Roundtable 
(Wilmington, NC)

September 12-14: Leadership Development Roundtable # 2
(Wilmington, NC)

September 16-18: 
CFO Roundtable 
(Traverse City, MI)

September 30-October 2: Roundtable #1 
(Greenville, NC)

October 11-12: Operations Manager Roundtable A 
(Wilson, NC)

October 17-19: NLMBDA Pro Dealer Industry Summit (Chicago, IL)

October 17-19: Roundtable #3 (New Bern, NC)

October 25-26: Operations Manager Roundtable B
(North Charleston, SC)

November 7: BMSA Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meetings
(Columbus, OH)

November 7-8: Ohio Education Summit 
(Columbus, OH)

November 15-16: Sales Manager Roundtable
(Charleston, SC)
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