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Environmental, Health & Safety Training Webinars

10/17/22

This on-demand series offers industry information and updates to help keep you informed of environmental, health and safety trends affecting your operations. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance providing documentation for 1 credit hour of training. This training does not meet any continuing education unit (CEU) requirements.

 

Bringing It All Together: Serious Injury and Fatality Identification, Assessment and Control

While it is encouraging that U.S. workplace incident and injury rates have continued to decline at a steady pace, the same cannot be said for serious injuries and fatalities. Identifying, assessing and controlling both actual and potential serious injuries and fatalities is a must.

After completing this webinar, attendees will understand:

  • The historical Heinrich Safety Triangle and the "new" safety triangle
  • Serious Injury and Fatality Actual and Potential and the role they play
  • Insight into the importance of risk assessment
  • Controls and critical controls
  • How Grainger can help

Register to view this webinar on November 15, 2022, at 1 p.m. CT.

Forklift Incidents: Causes & Prevention 

Approximately 1 million forklifts are operated in U.S. companies today by 1.5 million forklift operators. According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts®, forklifts were the source of 7,290 nonfatal injuries involving days away from work (17 median days) and 78 work-related fatalities in 2020. Join us as we discuss why forklifts can be so hazardous, the most frequent types of serious forklift incidents, common causes of forklift incidents and steps that can be taken to help prevent them.

Attendees will have a better understanding of the:

  • Most frequent serious forklift incidents and the common causes
  • Importance of identifying potential hazards associated with operating forklifts
  • Importance of assessing the likelihood and consequences of potentially serious or fatal forklift incidents
  • Steps to take to help prevent forklift incidents

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Connected Worker Technology

Connected work empowers employees with modern digital tools to improve productivity, quality and safety, creating visibility across sites, plants and facilities. Occupational risks and hazards come from various sources and can adversely affect safety, productivity and health. Wearables are smart devices worn as accessories or garments to collect data on physiological and environmental conditions.

Connected worker solutions engage the wearables to a centralized hub for data storage, management, analytics, visualization, security and actions. This technology helps with:

  • Hazard identification, assessment and control
  • Tracking incidents, near misses, etc.
  • Trainings
  • Asset management
  • Quality control and environmental compliance

Attendees will have a better understanding of:

  • Connected work definitions and wearable examples
  • The relationship between connected work and wearables
  • Interface of wearables and connected work — tracking incidents, near misses, etc.; trainings; asset management; and environmental compliance

Register to view this on-demand webinar.

OSHA's Recent Activity Around Heat Stress

According to OSHA, heat is the leading cause of death among all weather-related phenomena, and it's becoming more dangerous, as 18 of the last 19 years were the hottest on record. On October 27, 2021, OSHA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings in the Federal Register.  

This publication begins the OSHA rulemaking process to consider a standard specific to heat-related injury and illness prevention. Such a standard would more clearly define employer obligations necessary to keep people protected from hazardous heat. Preventing and reducing the number of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities caused by exposure to hazardous heat is the overall goal with the new ruling.  

Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of: 

  • The importance of identifying potential hazards associated with heat stress 
  • Assessing the likelihood and consequences of potentially serious or fatal heat stress incidents  
  • Implementing controls and critical controls to prevent or mitigate potentially serious or fatal heat stress incidents 
  • Reassessing the likelihood and consequences of heat stress related incidents 
  • Understanding Grainger’s solution for heat stress 

Register to view this on-demand webinar.

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms: The New Normal

In this webinar, we will discuss the update to the ANSI/SAIA A92 standards and the new “normal” created for equipment formerly known as aerial lifts, aerial work platforms (AWPs), etc. —now referred to as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). These standards govern all telescopic booms, articulated booms and scissor lifts built on or after June 2020. MEWPs built before the standards took effect are grandfathered in and won’t have to be retrofitted to the new design standards. But the new standards on safe use and training apply to all MEWPs regardless of their age.

The integration of new MEWPs will take eight to 10 years in most rental fleets. However, it’s still important for all potential suppliers and users to understand the impact of the new standards.

Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of:

  • Roles and responsibilities as defined by ANSI/SAIA A92
  • The importance of identifying potential hazards associated with operating mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)
  • Assessing the likelihood and consequences of potentially serious or fatal MEWPs incidents
  • Implementing controls and critical controls to prevent or mitigate potentially serious or fatal MEWPs incidents

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OSHA's Top 10 for Fiscal Year 2021 and What the Future Holds

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases their top 10 list of most frequently cited standards along with data to support it. Evaluating the list and how it relates to your organizations is not an easy task. During this webinar, we will discuss the top 10 list for fiscal year 2021 and how to make the most of it—how to help make your organizations better, apply lessons learned and avoid those same costly mistakes that can lead to serious injuries, illnesses and fatalities. We will also look forward and discuss what the future holds according to OSHA.

Attendees will walk away with an increased understanding of:

  • The impact of OSHA’s top 10 list and supporting Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data 
  • The importance of identifying, assessing and controlling serious injuries and fatalities 
  • OSHA’s current regulatory agenda 
  • Grainger’s total EH&S solution

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EH&S Compliance Reminders

A new year means a fresh start. Join Anthony Jonas from US Compliance and Hollie Guidi, Grainger Virtual Safety Specialist, as they discuss federal DOT, EPA and OSHA monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and written program development requirements that may impact your organization. Plan and be prepared. At the conclusions of this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the requirements governing:  

  • Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) drug and alcohol testing, driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance recordkeeping and releases of hazardous materials during transportation reporting
  • Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Air Act Title V air permitting monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting; Clean Water Act discharges of oil or hazardous substances notifications; Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) hazardous substances release reporting; EPCRA Tier II reporting, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) annual training, injury/illness recordkeeping and reporting; and written program/plan development

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Assessing Risk Plays a Key Role in Preventing SIFs

Preventing and controlling serious injury or fatality incidents requires a specialized focus. Join us for an interview-style Q&A with Tim Fisher, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, ARM, STS, CAE, Director, Standards Development and Technical Services at American Society of Safety Professionals and Travis Kruse, PhD, CSP, CHMM, Grainger Safety Strategy in a discussion on the importance of the risk assessment process when focusing on identifying and analyzing incidents resulting in, or with the potential to result in, serious injuries or fatalities. Many techniques are available for assessing and managing risk. Tim and Travis will review the pros, cons and pitfalls of the five most used methods. Attendees will walk away with understanding of:

  • The need to focus on incidents resulting in SIFs during the risk assessment process
  • The risk assessment three-step process acumen
  • An awareness of five commonly used risk assessment methods – pros and cons of each

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Permit Required Confined Space Serious Injury & Fatality Detection and Solutions

From 2011 to 2018, 1,030 workers died from occupational injuries involving a confined space. Trench collapses led to the deaths of 168 workers, falls to a lower level accounted for 156 deaths, and there were 126 deaths due to inhalation of a harmful substance over the 8-year period. Many different occupations work in and around confined spaces.  The three occupations with the largest number of fatalities involving confined spaces during this period were construction laborers; farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers; and front-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers. 

At the conclusion of this Webinar, you will have a better understanding of: 

  • Confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • Importance of hazard(s) identification and risk assessments
  • Critical controls needed to reduce serious injury and fatality potential 
  • Grainger’s solution to help keep your people safe and healthy

Register to view this on-demand webinar   

Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO)—SIF Detection and Solutions

Machine and equipment energy sources can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers. View this webinar on lockout/ tagout insights focused on helping to prevent and mitigate SIFs.

At the conclusion, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • The relationship between OSHA’s control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), electrical and machine guarding standards
  • Workers who service and maintain equipment routinely and face the greatest risk of injury
  • Causes of lockout/tagout incidents
  • Critical controls that are needed to help reduce serious injury and fatality potential
  • Grainger’s solutions to help keep your people safe and healthy

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Focusing on Serious Injuries & Fatalities— What Can You Do About It?

The rate of serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) are declining much slower than non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Listen in as we discuss:

  • Serious injuries and fatalities, and the impact on businesses and families
  • Best practices from organizations that are making a difference
  • Select SIF categories and SIFs potential related to working at elevated heights, confined space, lockout/tagout and electrical safety
  • How to begin focusing on SIFs (e.g. SIF assessment)

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Working at Elevated Heights— SIF Detection and Solutions

Join us as we discuss working at elevated heights and how the potential for SIFs is a major concern. Every organization has unique working at elevated heights risks, circumstances and options that must be evaluated so that proper controls can be put in place to help reduce the potential for SIFs. At the conclusion, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • Governing fall protection standards and consensus standards
  • Personal fall protection system equipment limitations
  • The importance of a risk assessment
  • Critical controls that are needed to reduce serious injury and fatality potential
  • Grainger’s Working at Elevated Heights solution

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Electrical Safety Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs) Detection and Solutions

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), there were 166 electrical fatalities in 2019, which was a 3.75% increase over 2018 and the highest number of electrical fatalities since 2011.

Listen in as we share insights related to electrical safety with a focus on preventing and mitigating SIFs.

At the conclusion, you will gain a better understanding of the: 

  • Relationship between OSHA’s electrical standards and NFPA 70E
  • Evolution of NFPA 70E
  • Common hazards working on or near live circuit tasks
  • Causes of arc flash/blast incidents
  • Critical controls that are needed to help reduce serious injury and fatality potential
  • Grainger solutions to help keep your people safe

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Serious Injuries and Fatalities:
What's the Problem and What Can Be Done?

In this panel discussion, you will hear from leading safety industry experts about:  

  • How their organizations/industries have been affected by SIFs over the last several years
  • How they are addressing SIFs within their organization 
  • How you can begin to implement preventive measures within your organization 

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Extreme Cold or Wet Environments Are Dangerous: Be Aware and Prepared

Falling temperatures and wet conditions can pose threats to your employees. Learn how to help protect your work crew against cold stress, including  hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot and chilblains.Topics covered will include:

  • Identifying the hazards and risks of working in cold environments
  • Cold stress prevention strategies on the job
  • Grainger cold stress solutions

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The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.

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