View as Webpage | October 4, 2018
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CPWR RELEASES SAFETY CLIMATE TOOL FOR SMALL CONTRACTORS
The CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training has developed a new tool for small contractors that can help them better assess and improve their jobsite safety climate .

Rather than looking to stats of what has already occurred (i.e., numbers and types of workplace injuries and illnesses), this tool focuses on prevention in the form of eight leading indicators that, when planned and implemented properly, can eliminate or reduce jobsite hazards.

The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors (S-CAT sc ) is free of charge and can be downloaded or completed online .
IS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE?
Is leadership development – or continuous learning in general – a part of your company's culture? If not, why not?

Studies repeatedly show that a company who invests in its employees through benefits such as education and training come out ahead in the end. How?

Employees who do well in their jobs and are motivated to help their employer succeed leads to higher retention and lower turnover rates, thus reducing overall costs. When you are vested in them, they become vested in you and that makes them feel a part of something – which is one key indicator of employee satisfaction.

Leadership development heads a list of the top 10 training topics for 2018, along with time management/productivity, cultural diversity, emotional intelligence (EQ), and harassment prevention. Click here to see the SAIA's training and education offerings.

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OSHA ADDRESSES RECENT SPIKE IN TRENCHING FATALITIES
OSHA recently updated its National Emphasis Program ( NEP ) on preventing collapses in trenching and excavation as a result of a recent uptick in trenching fatalities.

A three-month period of increased education, prevention outreach, and enforcement efforts kicked off October 1, 2018. OSHA will continue to respond to all incidents, including complaints, hospitalizations, and fatalities.

Read the full press release here . Other resources include:

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Trenching and Excavation | webpage

Trenching PSA | English | Spanish

Protect Workers in Trenches poster | PDF
SLEEPY AT WORK? YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
The National Safety Council has found that 69 percent of employees report being tired at work, which results in decreased productivity and increased safety incidents.

High-risk industries – construction, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities – were the focus of the NSC's report because of their safety-critical positions and high consequence of injury, illness, or death from safety-related accidents.

Get your zzzz's to stay safe both on and off the job. The NSC Fatigue Toolkit can help you get started down the right path.
GET SILICA-SAAVY WITH THIS WEBINAR
The Occupational Health & Safety Academy is hosting a webinar on the risks and considerations for implementing updated OSHA standards on respirable crystalline silica. This advanced-level topic will cover the basics of silica, potential exposures and disease outcomes, requirements and status of the Standards, and practical implementation considerations.

The cost is $99, and each attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion and opportunity to print the entire slide presentation.
FIND AN ATI NEAR YOU!
It's even easier now to find an ATI near you – wherever in the world you are – with our new integrated map feature. For more information or questions, contact Jackie at 816.595.4843.
Click on the calendar above for a direct link to the most current SAIA events. New events added this week include:

2018 Aerial and Mast Climber Workshop Challenge & Awards
October 16-17, 2018 | Pasadena, TX
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