Back injuries can be extremely painful and long-lasting. OSHA reports that "back strain due to overexertion represents one of the largest segments of employee injuries in the American workplace. Only the common cold accounts for more lost days of work." The National Safety Council has stated that overexertion is the cause of about 31 percent of all disabling work injuries. It's important to know what types of acts are likely to cause back strain and how to work in ways to reduce the risk. General Duty Clause: Workplace hazards that can result in back injuries are subject to OSHA citations under the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Coggno's Courses of the Month - February 2018
1910.146 -Confined Space:Understanding and applying OSHA standards is at the heart of any safety and health program. This white paper is a review of permit-required confined space (29 CFR 1910.146), a widely applied and frequently cited standard. The article aims to provide a helpful overview of the requirements, as well as some compliance tips to give your programs a boost, or to help you get one off the ground. There's nothing new about confined spaces or their hazards. In Roman times, the emperor Trajan sentenced criminals to clean sewers, an occupation known to be particularly dangerous.
The main objective of this session is to teach you about hazard communication. By the time the session is over, you should be able to: Recognize hazardous chemicals; Understand the risks they pose; Interpret the information on chemical labels; Understand safety data sheets; Protect yourself from physical and health hazards; and Respond to emergencies. Duration: 31 minutes
This session covers all the key issues involved in working safely with ladders. This session includes information on portable ladders only.
OSHA requires training for new employees or employees who will be working with new machinery. In this course, you will learn specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment. You will also learn how to avoid the release of hazardous energy during service or mainenance activities. Topics include: - Terms such as lockout/tagout - How to recognize the different lockout/tagout roles and responsibilities - How to identify different hazardous sources of energy - How to recognize energy control procedures for machines This 30-minute course from Maestro includes audio narration and inline quizzes. This course is excellent for health and safety managers and industrial workers. Take this course today to master machinery safety. Course Objectives: Define what lockout/tagout means Recognize the different lockout/tagout roles and responsibilities Identify different hazardous sources of energy Recognize energy control procedures for machines Describe the responsibilities relevant to your own role
This safety course gives viewers a solid overview of forklift characteristics and safe forklift operation. It's a fast paced program featuring several dramatic reenactments of typical forklift mishaps. The Larry character is also featured, and you can only imagine some of the mistakes he makes - mistakes that viewers can learn from. The program covers the following material: * Forklift handling, stability and load limits * Understanding your forklift, forklift inspection, refueling & recharging * Picking up and placing loads, including elevated loads * General safe driving guidelines, operating around pedestrians and other forklifts
This course will take approximately 27 minutes to complete. OSHA's General Industry PPE Standard requires that you provide a PPE program that includes effective hazard assessment, employee training, and PPE selection.
This refresher course will give you the main points to remember about slips, trips, and falls. For more complete information, be sure to take the full-length course. Duration: 7 minutes.