By Grainger Editorial Staff 10/18/23
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.
Because falls from heights, according to OSHA, remain the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in all industries, they have introduced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) and a PPE rule revision to address worker safety. The NEP, announced in May 2023, aims to prevent falls — not only the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries, but also the most frequent violation during construction inspections over the past 12 years.
With this NEP, OSHA can now open inspections whenever they see someone working at heights, not just when they observe violations. The proposed PPE rule, published in July 2023, requires that PPE must fit the affected employee properly. Ill-fitting PPE lacks protection, discourages use of the equipment and can even create additional hazards for workers. The session will identify ways you can address this on your work sites.
Despite dramatic progress in cleaning the air since 1970, poor air quality continues to harm the health of people and the environment. In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency determined that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are driving climate change and threatening citizens’ health and welfare.
This webinar will help attendees learn ways they can manage air quality to help limit climate change effects, reduce air pollution risks and control indoor air pollutants. Grainger leaders in sustainability and field controls will also discuss Grainger solutions to air quality management.
Organizations are finding that water efficiency programs are an effective way to reduce operating costs. Efficient use of water can also help improve water quality, maintain ecosystems and protect drinking water resources. Behavioral, operational and equipment changes help mitigate the effects of inadequate water supply.
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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.132(d)(1), “The employer shall assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).”
The process of conducting a workplace hazard assessment requires involving affected employees, reviewing job procedures, identifying potential hazards, and selecting appropriate PPE. This means both actual and potential incidents must be reviewed carefully when thoroughly evaluating workplace hazards.
In this presentation, we will discuss the minimum requirements for conducting a workplace hazard assessment, how to evolve beyond compliance into risk mitigation, how to use the Hierarchy of Controls to implement solutions more effective than PPE when possible, and the technology available to improve the effectiveness of workplace hazard assessments.
Most organizations produce waste — either solid waste (garbage, trash, etc.) or hazardous waste — and are responsible for its proper handling and disposal. Waste management aims to keep materials in use for as long as possible and relies on the waste management hierarchy to do so.
The waste management hierarchy/pyramid is a system that focuses on avoidance, reduction, reuse, recycling, energy recovery, and finally, treatment or disposal. Grainger, along with our aligned product and service providers, can help you prioritize the most efficient use of your resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase circularity and save money.
Workplace injuries and fatalities present billions of dollars of costs to U.S. employers every year. In addition to direct worker’s compensation costs, these incidents result in lasting effects to productivity, morale, reputation and insurance premiums. In this presentation, we will discuss the most prominent risks to employers based on industry data, the total impact of direct and indirect costs, how to identify gaps in safety management, how to discuss safety solutions in terms of return on investment, and what resources are available to accurately determine costs and benefits of effective safety solutions.
Aligning your fall protection program with ANSI/ASSP Z359 standards can help you create and maintain an effective program. This webinar distills hundreds of pages from the Fall Protection Code and the 20 program elements into items you can better manage. It also will provide tools to help evaluate your program and address gaps.
Energy is undeniably one of the fundamental issues associated with sustainable development goals. Electric power is one of the largest contributors to the generation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions affecting the climate. The biggest opportunity for most customers to reduce GHG emissions is through energy management initiatives and the utilization of clean or renewable energy.
Grainger, along with our aligned product and service providers, is here to help you navigate your energy management initiatives. Join this discussion and learn how to:
In 1987, the United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development requires an integrated approach that takes into consideration environmental, social, and economic concerns (the triple bottom line - planet, people, and profit). Grainger, along with our aligned product and service providers, is here to help you navigate your sustainability journey. Join this discussion and learn:
Managing fall risk is a smart, ethical investment and a legal requirement. With the changing fall protection industry landscape, the ANSI/ASSP Z359 standards – or Fall Protection Code – can help you create best practices and ensure your fall protection investments help reduce risk and increase safety for your workers at height.
Aligning your fall protection program with ANSI/ ASSP Z359 standards can help you create and maintain an effective program. This webinar distills hundreds of pages from the Fall Protection Code and the 20 program elements into items you can better manage. It also will provide tools to help evaluate your program and address gaps.
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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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:
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.
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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 rate of serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) are declining much slower than non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Listen in as we discuss:
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:
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.
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In this panel discussion, you will hear from leading safety industry experts about:
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:
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.