With most schools having started in September and the thought of academia in tow, fall has always felt like the unofficial start of a new year.
In celebration of a new school year, and embracing academic beginnings, I've always felt this was the ideal time to embrace and review all written safety plans.
Yes, you know the ones like your Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and your Working at Heights Plan. Pull those three ring binders off your credenza, blow off the dust and give them a good read. Do those individuals with responsibilities in the plan still hold their current role or have they moved on? Are phone numbers correct and radio channels accurate? But the big question is, when was the last time your staff and regular longshore employees trained on plan contents? Take this time to make necessary updates and corrections. Plan a "Lunch and Learn" to review content and provide refresher training.
Speaking of Working at Heights, in May of 2016, Professional Safety published an excellent article about Fall Rescue Plans. I've provided a link below as well as comments. Celebrating new academic beginnings, I'm very excited to share with you a sneak-peek of our new eLearning course, Heat Illness Prevention for Managers. It will be available for purchase and use within your workplace soon.
In closing, a huge thank you to everyone who responded the first edition of the WCRS Safety Journal and completed the online survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Keep it safe folks.