BMSA's Safety First! 
June 2016
Employee OSHA Training DVD for
Product Label Elements & Safety Data Sheets

OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  The revisions require employees potentially exposed to hazardous material be trained on the new labeling and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements . NLBMDA has produced a 15-minute training DVD that dealers can use to train their employees on the new requirements, which went into effect December 1, 2013.
Overview of the New HazCom Requirements:
The revised standard requires that information about chemical hazards be conveyed on labels using quick visual notations to alert the user, providing immediate recognition of the hazards. Labels must also provide instructions on how to handle the chemical so that chemical users are informed about how to protect themselves.
While labels provide important information, they are limited by design in the amount of information they can provide. Safety Data Sheets (SDS), which must accompany hazardous chemicals, are considered the more complete resource for details regarding hazardous chemicals. The NLBMDA Employee Training DVD covers both labeling and SDS requirements.
Note: All BMSA Dealer members are members of NLBMDA.
Member Rate for DVD Training: $55  
Non-Member Rate for DVD Training: $105

(Source: NLBMDA)
Heat Illness Can be Deadly

The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job.

Employers must protect workers from excessive heat. Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a heat prevention program.
  • Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
  • Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimate to, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
  • Monitor workers for signs of illness.  
To prevent heat-related illness and fatalities:
  • Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you're not thirsty.
  • Rest in the shade to cool down.
  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing.
  • Keep an eye on fellow workers.
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
  • "Easy does it" on your first days of work in the heat. It takes time getting used to. 
(Source: OSHA)
Seven Minute Safety Trainer from Federated Insurance

Employee safety meetings - who needs them? It's a struggle to find reliable resources, not to mention timely and engaging topics. Then there's the challenge of rounding up workers scattered among several job-sites, or trying to fit a session into everyone's schedule. Soon, a meaningful safety meeting feels out of reach. Sound familiar? 

The Seven Minute Safety Trainer mobile app allows you the flexibility to manage the training topics while recording the meeting topics and attendees. Besides helping saving you time and money, it can also assist you to meet OSHA's requirements. 

Federated Insurance clients interested in providing industry-leading safety training can access the Seven Minute Safety Trainer administration site by logging in to Federated's Shield Network®. Or, they may call our Risk Management Resource Center for assistance at (800)333-4949.

(Source: Federated Insurance)
NLBMDA's Forklift and You Training

LBM dealers are required to train their forklift operators initially and thereafter every three years to comply with OSHA standards. Purchase the Forklift and You Online Training Course today. Members can get individual licenses for the Forklift and You Training Course for only  $75.00 per employee . Click here to purchase yours today. A printed version is also available. 

The Facilitator Guide
If this is your first time purchasing an online course license you need to purchase the facilitator guide that will walk you through each and every step necessary to ensure that your forklift drivers are in compliance with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations governing Powered Industrial Truck Safety. The facilitator guide also has an introductory member price of $50.00 and you can click here to purchase the guide.

Note: All BMSA Dealer members are members of NLBMDA. 
Calendar of Events

July 28: BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Virginia Beach, VA)

July 28: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Virginia Beach, VA)

July 28-31:  BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)

September 21-23: CFO Roundtable (Grimes, IA)

September 29-30: Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (Roanoke, VA)

October 2-4: Roundtable 3 (Charleston, SC)

October 9-11: Roundtable 1 (Greenville, SC)

October 20-21: Sales Managers Roundtable (Hickory, NC)

October 25-27: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Charleston, SC)

November 2-4: Roundtable 7 (Morehead City, NC)

November 10-11: Leadership Development Roundtable #1 (Charleston, SC)
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