OSHA Reports on State-Run Occupational Safety and Health Programs

OSHA Reports on State-Run Occupational Safety and Health Programs
OSHA announced Sept. 28 that it has concluded a special evaluation of state-run occupational safety and health programs under its jurisdiction. According to the agency, the review uncovered both well-run state plans as well as concerns about some plans’ hazard identification, proposed penalty levels, violation follow-up procedures and more.
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DOL’s OSHA reports on state-run occupational safety and health programs [09/29/2010]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it has concluded a special evaluation of state-run occupational safety and health programs under its jurisdiction. Enhanced Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation reports provide detailed findings and recommendations on the operations of state-run OSHA programs in 25 states and territories. The …
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Feds: Cal/OSHA needs speedier complaint process
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health needs to speed up its complaint process and do a better job training inspectors, among other improvements, according to federal labor officials.
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Asbestos Removal & Awareness Courses From Ohss Ireland’s Leading Occupational Health And Safety Based Consultancy

Asbestos Removal & Awareness Courses From Ohss Ireland’s Leading Occupational Health And Safety Based Consultancy

OHSS was established in 2001 as an Occupational Health and Safety based consultancy with specialists in the area of Asbestos Removal & Awareness Courses.

Ohss provide the following services and assesments in the area of Safety Services & Consultancy, Asbestos Removal & Awareness Courses:

Asbestos Removal & Awareness Courses From OHSS

Overview

The Asbestos Removal and Awareness Courses run by OHSS are designed for all companies or organisations where employees are liable to encounter asbestos.  The current Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006 lay down very strict guidelines in relation to asbestos.

OHSS can advise and train clients on the requirements necessary to ensure that they understand their responsibilities in relation to asbestos coupled with practical advice on the measures necessary to adhere to the current regulations.

Who Should Attend?

All organisations and companies but most commonly councils, HSE, schools & universities, factories, offices, government bodies, banks, shops, pubs & breweries, other building occupiers, contractors to the construction industry and to the building services industry.

Typical course attendees include managers, supervisors, tradesmen, surveyors, construction professionals such as engineers and safety officers.

Asbestos Training Courses

* Asbestos Awareness

* Low Risk Asbestos Removal Operative

* Asbestos Removal New Operative

* Asbestos Removal New Supervisor

* Asbestos Removal – Operative Refresher

* Asbestos Removal – Supervisor Refresher

* Managing Asbestos for Supervisory Licence holders

* BOHS P401 – Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples

* BOHS P402 – Building Surveys & Bulk Sampling

* BOHS P403 – Asbestos Fibre Counting

* BOHS P405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings

* BOHS P406 – Supervision and Management of the Safe Removal & Disposal of Asbestos

* BOHS S301 – Asbestos and Other Fibres

Our mission is to provide training programme to the highest quality and standard and to be the leading providers of Occupational Hygiene and Safety based consultancy in Ireland.

It is our aim to continuously exceed the expectations of our clients,  and in doing so, to develop long term working relationships with them.Health and Safety

Public Health Sos: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution

Public Health Sos: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution
Electromagnetic factors in health is an emerging public health issue globally, creating electrical sensitivity and being linked to illnesses of many kinds. Learn what the independent science shows and what you can do to create electromagnetic safety.
Public Health Sos: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists CareerSearch.com

Career Search Occupational health and safety specialists analyze work environments and design programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury. They look for chemical, physical, radiological, and biological hazards, and they work to make more equipment ergonomic—designed to promote proper body positioning, increase worker comfort, and decrease fatigue. Specialists may conduct inspections and inform an organizations management of areas not in compliance with State and Federal laws or employer policies. They also advise management on the cost and effectiveness of safety and health programs. Some provide training on new regulations and policies or on how to recognize hazards. Work environment. Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians work in a variety of settings from offices and factories to mines. Their jobs often involve considerable fieldwork, and some require frequent travel. Median annual earnings of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians were 920 in May 2006. CareerSearch.com

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers (7th Edition)

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers (7th Edition)

Known for its comprehensive coverage, this text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace.  Appropriate for safety management, engineering and technology programs, the book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety’s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism. Some new features include:

 

  • All OSHA standards, as well as those of other regulatory agencies, were updated
  • Chapter 4:  Added a new section on the “Emerging Role of Safety Professionals
  • Chapter 9:  Added a new section on the safety professional’s role in product recalls
  • Chapter 15:  Added a new section on practical prevention measures for reducing slip and fall hazards and a new checklist for enhancing vision protection
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    Construction Safety From Ohss Ireland’s Leading Occupational Health And Safety Based Consultancy

    Construction Safety From Ohss Ireland’s Leading Occupational Health And Safety Based Consultancy

    OHSS was established in 2001 as an Occupational Health and Safety based consultancy with specialists in the area of Construction Safety.

    Ohss provide the following services and assesments in the area of Safety Services & Consultancy, Construction Safety:

    PSDP, PSCS Advice under the Construction Regulations

    OHSS offers support and solutions for the requirements of the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) and Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) under the Construction Regulations 2006. We can assist with the drafting of Design Risk Assessments, Preliminary the Safety & Health Plans and Construction Stage Safety & Health Plans. We can assist you to put in place systems which allow for the implementation of the requirements in a consistent manner.

    OHSS also offers advice on the prequalification of potential PSDP, PSCS, Contractors and Designers as required under the regulations.

    Safety Management Audits

    OHSS will arrange and carry out an in-depth safety management audit of your company and prepare, in consultation with you, an action plan to assist your organisation comply with Health and Safety regulations and implement best practice procedures to ensure that you operate safely at all times. Our lead auditors have 15 years combined enforcement experience as HSA inspectors. Using additional personnel, such as trained OHSAS 18001 auditors, OHSS can provide practical solutions to identified Health and Safety issues.

    Safety Management Systems

    OHSS will work with you to put in place systems which allow you to implement the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The Safety Management System will be designed to suit your particular industry and need, and enable you to demonstrate that you are managing any risk associated with your work activities.

    Many of our clients require us to design and implement a system of safety management. An example of such a system is OHSAS 18001. This is a health and safety management system specification, which can be accredited by external bodies once implemented in the workplace. This system is developed by working with clients to improve the management and implementation of health and safety arrangements in the organisation and is based on risk assessment. Our leading clients have found this approach an excellent mechanism in the ongoing process of reducing risks to employees. An integral benefit of this approach is the development of staff expertise in the client company as well as the fulfilment of your legal obligations.

    Risk Assessment

    OHSS assists you to comply with requirements for risk assessment under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The identification of hazards and the assessment of risks within an organisation are key to the management of risk and prevention of accidents and injuries. Working with your organisation, OHSS will identify areas of risk, assess the severity and outline a full risk assessment report.

    Method Statements

    Safe systems of work (also known as method statements or safe operating procedures) are put in place to manage risk. They recommend a sequence of activities, taking into account the Health and Safety implications, to ensure safety at all times. OHSS provides assistance preparing method statements and risk assessments. We also provide training and templates to enable your staff compile method statements and carryout risk assessments independently.

    We provide training programmes to the highest quality and standard and to be the leading providers of Occupational Hygiene and Safety based consultancy in Ireland.

    It is our aim to continuously exceed the expectations of our clients, and in doing so, to develop long term working relationships with them.

    Our mission is to provide training programme to the highest quality and standard and to be the leading providers of Occupational Hygiene and Safety based consultancy in Ireland.
    It is our aim to continuously exceed the expectations of our clients, and in doing so, to develop long term working relationships with them.