OSHA Topics

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Could you contract a disease at work?  What if someone sneezes on you? Or using a tool with dried blood? Or cleaning Restrooms?  The simple answer is YES!  This is why we are going to learn about Bloodborne Pathogens.  A bloodborne pathogen is a disease producing bacteria or microorganism.  OSHA defines a bloodborne pathogen as a pathogenic microorganism present in human blood that can lead to disease.  There are many disease carrying pathogenic microorganisms that are covered by the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard; however, the most common and those of primary concern are Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C (HCV).    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV):HIV is the virus that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  A person ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2010, 6:08 AM by David Wright
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Leadership

  • Tap the Power of Emotion How to create more engagement for safety In E. Scott Geller’s ISHN columns (April and May, 2008), he reviewed 12 evidence-based strategies for developing resilience to emotional pain ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2010, 6:25 AM by David Wright
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Driving and DOT Topics

  • The Cost of Non-Compliance to the FMCSR Each year thousands of companies and their drivers pay penalties for violating the DOT’s FMCSR.  The penalties listed below are real, and the hit your company and employees where ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2010, 6:17 AM by David Wright
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Health Topics

  • Spring Safety Tips I saw this article here and thought it was appropriate: http://www.chelanpud.org/safety-tips-spring.htmlCycling Safety   The most common cycling accidents involve colliding with a car ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2010, 6:16 AM by David Wright
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MSHA Topics

  • MSHA Outlines Upper Branch Hearings The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today further defined its plans for a series of public hearings in the investigation of the April 5 ...
    Posted May 19, 2010, 4:43 AM by David Wright
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MSHA Fatalgrams

  • MSHA Fatalgram - 3/24/2010 On March 24, 2010, a 63 year-old contract truck driver with 21 years of experience was fatally injured at a surface area of an underground salt mine. The victim ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2010, 6:03 AM by David Wright
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