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Thankful for Safety Lessons Learned

“Safety lessons” are usually “learned” as part of the accident investigation after an injury. The health and safety professional community refers to these investigations as incident investigations – following the logic that almost all worksite fatalities and injuries, along with illnesses, are not accidents – but rather they are preventable incidents.


OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard – The Next Completion Date

December 1, 2015 marks the next completion date for implementation of the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012).  As December arrives, containers of hazard chemicals shipped from a distributor must be labeled with HazCom 2012 hazard warning information. Manufacturers and importers shipments to their distributors included these revised labels on June 1, 2015.  Or at least “should have” included these revised labels.