Top Safety News for February 2023

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  • OSHA 300A deadline is March 2
  • Free resources for Ladder Safety Month in March
  • You can improve workplace safety without going broke
  • Tool control best practices

OSHA Form 300A Deadline is March 2

March 2 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A workplace injury and illness data for calendar year 2022. Post your 300A Summary at your workplace through April.
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Resources for Ladder Safety Month

Falls from ladders cause 300 deaths and some 20,000 injuries each year. Ladder Safety Month in March aims to prevent ladder falls, and offers free resources to promote ladder safety in your workplace.
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Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke

Workplace safety programs don’t have to be costly. Check this post for seven approaches any business can adopt to reduce the risk of worker injuries without breaking the bank. 
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5S: Tool Control Best Practices

Time wasted searching for a tool is a significant‌ ‌problem‌ ‌for‌ ‌many‌ ‌operations.‌ ‌Studies‌ ‌show‌ ‌that‌ ‌nearly‌ ‌20%‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌worker’s‌ ‌day‌ ‌is‌ ‌spent‌ ‌on‌ ‌wasteful‌ ‌activities‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌searching‌ ‌for‌ ‌tools.‌ But you can fix workplace tool control headaches with 5S. 
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Time to Review Your AED Program

February is American Heart Month – the perfect time to review or implement a workplace AED and CPR training program at your company. Why AEDs? Because 10,000 cardiac arrests occur annually in the workplace.
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Safety Tip: Industrial Trash Compactors

Industrial trash compactors offer many benefits, but as with most large machines, there are safety risks if workers aren’t trained and reminded to use them safely. Check these eight safety tips to keep your crew safe.
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News & Notes

OSHA construction advisory meeting on March 1
The public meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST in person and virtually. Hear updates about OSHA, the construction industry and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, from May 1 to 5 this year. Get Details.

ASSP publishes third edition of Safety Professionals Handbook
The new, updated edition features learning objectives and review questions; case studies that reflect real-world experiences; updated references to OSHA regulations and consensus standards; and an appendix with formulas, computations and rules of thumb. Learn more.

SARA Title III: Tier 2 reports due March 1

If you retain hazardous substances in bulk quantities, you may need to file a Tier 2 report, providing information to local emergency responders on how to handle a spill or other emergency situation. Learn more.

Upcoming safety webinars presented by OH&S

  • Mar. 1 – How to Reduce Hand Injures in Construction
  • Mar. 8 – Safety Culture that Sticks
  • Mar. 22 – Arc Flash Hazards and Prevention Strategies

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