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The Safety Professional’s Expanded Guide to Lockout Tagout

LOTO_ebook_coverimageThe Safety Professional’s Expanded Guide to Lockout Tagout provides information on how to create an effective, world-class lockout tagout program. It explains the intricacies of the lockout tagout regulation, six key elements for compliance and what non-compliance could cost. It also provides useful tools, tips and information, including a lockout tagout program checklist, to help you evaluate your current lockout program and take it to the next level.

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Insights and Implications to Guide Your Fall Arrest Decisions

When it comes to engineered fall protection, there is mass confusion out there. Decision-makers are confused about the various requirements; they are confused about the roles and responsibilities involved in making the final decision on equipment purchases; and certainly are confused about how to choose the right fall protection solution for specific applications.

This article provides a summary of common issues, as well as solutions.

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The Secret to Streamlined Safety Compliance

As of January 2015, OSHA has increased pressure on U.S.-based businesses regarding reporting of workplace incidents. These new requirements include reporting work-related fatalities within 8 hours and severe work-related injuries within 24 hours.

Ultimately these changing regulations are a good thing. But the question that’s in the minds of businesses across America is “How can I keep up with these changing regulations, and do it in a way that isn’t disruptive to my business?” One initial step that can benefit nearly every company concerned about health and safety compliance – Take a look at what’s new in software tools and systems for health and safety management.

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Strategic Safety Professionals Observe, Control, and Predict

As safety professionals, we have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. We not only keep a workplace or jobsite safe, we keep employees safe. The easy part is controlling physical hazards. The hard part is controlling human beings. The even harder part is controlling human beings operating within those physical hazards. And the hardest part is controlling human beings operating in/around those physical hazards with machinery/equipment and production goals.

Bad things can happen, and happen very quickly. But not without warning. Good safety professionals with the right tools at their disposal can recognize these warning signs.

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Fall Protection: Five Things Your Company Can’t Afford NOT to Know about Anchorage

When it comes to investing in and installing fall arrest equipment, how to safely anchor the system can be one of the most difficult and confusing decisions. Even the most comfortable harness and a maximum shock-absorbing design can be useless if the anchorage device is not designed to withstand the load associated with a fall.

Luckily, the experts at Gorbel have answered five of the most common questions around anchorage—keeping both your workers and your products safe and secure.

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LONE WORKERS – What is the Employer’s Responsibility?

There are many elements to consider as part of OSHA regulation 1915.84: Working Alone. When summarized it is saying, the employer shall account for each employee throughout each work shift “at regular intervals” appropriate to each job assignment to ensure the employee’s safety and health.

With a Grace Lone Worker System there is no need to wait for a “regular interval.” Grace provides immediate notification of a worker in distress.

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Locate a Distressed Lone Worker in Under 120 Seconds

Grace Industries cover imageOSHA requires that an employer perform verbal or visual check-ins with all Lone Workers at “Regular Intervals.” A lot is left for interpretation in the statement, “at regular intervals.”

If you were injured and laying on the ground unable to call for help, how long would be an acceptable amount of time to wait for help, and can you afford to wait?

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Safety: The Neglected Corporate Sustainability Metric

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Not only is an intensified emphasis on safety important to compliance, but also to the greater health and reputation of a company.

From data capture to trend analysis, the top-down approach to safety is leading to cost savings and a host of other benefits.

Included in this whitepaper:

  • The rise in commitment to safety
  • Safety and the bottom line
  • Culture, compliance, and accountability
  • Root Cause Analysis for Controlling Hazards

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