DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, February 02, 2015

How to (and whether to) Conduct a Site Safety Analysis

This week we're going to focus on two things: how to assess whether your workplace needs more work in the safety arena, and if so, what to do about it.  

How Safe is your Site?

Don't close your eyes and cross your fingers that your site is fineā€¦ take OSHA's Safety and Health Program Checkup to decide.  >> Safety and Health Program Checkup 

Conduct Your Own Hazard Analysis

A site hazard analysis is a great way to spot potential hazard areas so you'll know where to focus your time and resources.

This OSHA document (PDF) helps you determine where the risks are and what to do about them. It outlines clear steps involved in a hazard analysis and provides example writeups. It helps you determine whether you need outside help and where you can find it, including contact numbers.

Facility Safety Inspection guide

We also created this free guide to conducting your own facility safety inspection.  >> Grab the guide

Here are some tips on implementing safety training guidelines.

OSHA's Free On-Site Consultation Program for Small Employers

Okay, so perhaps you've decided that you need help. If you are a small business you can take advantage of OSHA's On-site Consultation Program. It offers free and confidential safety advice to small and medium-sized businesses, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site Consultation services do not result in penalties or citations.

OSHA's On-site Consultation Program conducted approximately 30,000 visits to small business worksites in fiscal year 2013.

Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.  >> Find out more

Snow Days: Do Workers Have to Come In?

And on another topic... the storms in the east have raised questions about whether it's legal to require employees to come in to work. Of course it's ideal for critical workers to be set up to work from home if possible, but what if it's not? Can you require that employees come in and if so, are you liable should anything happen?  >> Find out

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