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Changes at CHESS

I’ve been behind in my blog posts, mostly because we’ve been so busy. The great news is that CHESS has added two new staff members: Dawn Billstrom and YaVone Wirtz. Dawn has worked for utilities departments and brings a great … Continue reading

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Bypassing safety doesn’t save time or money

I just read  a recent OSHA news release about two employees who were killed and another who was severely burned at a US Steel plant in Alabama.  The article said “Management knew that attempting to operate the valve while the … Continue reading

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First Aid-CPR training October 22

We have a few spots available for CPR-First aid-AED training on October 22 at 9:30 am in St Paul.  The cost is $40, including lunch!  What a bargain.  The first aid will include topics required under the logging standard and … Continue reading

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It’s about the employee

I was talking to a client today about things employees do without thinking–like having a container of solvent in a welding area (or welding in a spray painting area).  The employer pointed out to the employee that if there is … Continue reading

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More Safety Training Tips

Back in September, we posted some training tips. Here are some more suggestions from Janet Keyes, CIH: Safety training programs should be updated whenever changes are needed. Here are a few triggers: Your processes have changed There are changes in … Continue reading

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Top Training Solutions

Before deciding to do training, we take a look at whether or not training is the solution.  Janet Keyes, Certified Industrial Hygienist and CHESS’s primary trainer, was recently asked about the top workplace incidents that training could help prevent.  This … Continue reading

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Safety training must be understood

As written in a recent OSHA Update: OSHA will require safety training to be offered in a language workers understand “OSHA issued an enforcement memorandum directed at protecting Latino and other non-English speaking workers from workplace hazards. It directs compliance … Continue reading

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Safety training must be understood

Safety Tip: Safety Training

OSHA requires that some training, such as Right to Know, be done annually. That means that it must be “on a date reasonably close to the anniversary date,” taking into consideration scheduling conflicts. If the training is more than 365 … Continue reading

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Safety Training Materials Available

OSHA sponsors the Susan Harwood Training Grants every year.  They recently posted training materials on the grant website.  According to the website: OSHA provides training and education programs for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of … Continue reading

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