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Contracted by XpertHr, a partner with the legal authority, LexisNexis, to create 50+ policies, employment manuals and procedures, including the following Emergency Action Plan procedures. Planning and training are critical to minimize the negative impact of sudden emergencies that transpire in the workplace. A well-developed emergency action plan (EAP) is the foundation of a coordinated workplace response that helps protect workers and property during unforeseen events. The emergency action plan should address response to known or common workplace emergencies, such as fire, explosion and medical emergencies.

Think You're Too Small for OSHA? They May Still Come Knocking - Grainger KnowHow

There's a common myth that OSHA can't inspect companies with less than 10 employees—but this isn't true. OSHA is a small agency. It can’t look over everyone’s shoulder. It only has the resources to inspect a tiny fraction of the estimated eight million workplaces in its jurisdiction. So how does OSHA decide who gets a look? And is your small business at risk? One common myth is that OSHA can't inspect companies smaller than 10 employees. But this is not the case. OSHA covers most private secto

3 Safety Management Systems Myths - Grainger KnowHow

Myth #1: Safety management systems are only for big companies. Fact: Safety management systems form a flexible framework that works for any size business. The core components of a safety management system include safety policies, incident investigations, written procedures, hazard assessments, worker training and compliance documentation. Most SMS also incorporate management commitment and the participation of workers. These are all aspects of familiar OSHA regulations and principles of risk

Benefits of Energy Management Changes - Grainger KnowHow

When you look for ways to enhance your profit margin, energy management is a logical place to look for changes. Doing an energy audit or switching to energy-efficient lighting, two key steps in an energy management program, can have a significant impact on the bottom line. Yes, as the operator of a large facility or multiple large facilities, you will need to make an investment--perhaps substantial--to get the ball rolling on energy management, but the data compiled by the U.S. Department of Ene

Protect Your Business from Catastrophic Loss - Grainger KnowHow

Many business owners think about how their operations would function in the wake of disaster. With the recent catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes and earthquakes, it's all too easy to imagine a major disaster close to home. But for too many businesses, the preparation for disaster recovery stops there. They never make a formal recovery plan and they never rehearse how a recovery would take place. That may be the biggest disaster of all. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

OSHA Safety Toolbox Topics

Toolbox Talks is a program developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to bring a safety culture into the working environment. Instead of lengthy, somewhat rigid formal training sessions, employees take part in a 10- to 15-minute relaxed safety briefing. These talks take place directly in the workplace, whether a manufacturing floor or a construction site. As there are, quite literally, hundreds, if not thousands of OSHA standards, the topics and the benefits are limitless.

CE Solutions – CE Solutions EMS Continuing Education

For CE Solutions, a continuing education website devoted to EMS and firefighters, I produced a series of articles which are used nationally by public service workers to maintain certification. The medical article I wrote on Bloodborne Pathogens achieved certification from the Continuing Education Certification Board for Emergency Medical Service (CECBEMS), which is the national accrediting body for emergency medical personnel. Accredited by the Texas Department of Health and the California EMS Authority. CE Solutions is accepted in most states and by the NREMT. Additional continuing education articles written for the site included: • Workplace Violence Prevention • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace • An Introduction to OSHA • Bloodborne Pathogens • Respiratory Protection • Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plans • Ergonomics in the Workplace • Noise and Hearing Protection • Safe Electrical Practices • Hazard Communication • Working in Temperature Extremes • Stress in the Workplace • Lifting and Back Safety