FDR Safety

Virtual Safety Training: What to Expect during a Biden OSHA

FDR Safety

FDRsafety is excited to partner with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry for a three part Virtual Safety Training series in January, February, and March 2021. Led by our Vice President, Steve Hawkins , the series will present three safety related topics that you will not want to miss!

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Review Commission Machine Guarding Decision

FDR Safety

The Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission issued an employer-friendly machine guarding decision that is important for employers. The unanimous decision in Aerospace Testing Alliance (Docket No.

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The Future of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program

FDR Safety

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) was established in 1982 to “promote effective worksite-based safety and health” through a series of “performance-based criteria and a managed safety and health system”.

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TN Chamber of Commerce Virtual Safety Training: How to Transform Your Safety Culture

FDR Safety

FDRsafety is excited to partner with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the second session of our three part Virtual Safety Training series on February 11th 2021.

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

OSHA Posts New COVID Guidance

FDR Safety

As expected, President Biden confirmed workplace safety and health will receive substantial attention and support from his administration. OSHA, in compliance with the Executive Order issued on his second day in office, swiftly issued revised COVID-19 guidance.

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Skepticism Abounds – It Can’t Happen to Me… or Can it?

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations.

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What Makes A Successful Safety And Health Program In 2021

FDR Safety

The following is the transcript from an interview with Fred Rine, FDRsafety CEO. To view the interview please visit the FDRsafety Youtube Channel. I’m often asked, “what makes for a successful safety program?”

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COVID-19 Is No Reason To Slip, Trip, or Fall on Other Safety Responsibilities

FDR Safety

The new year is just around the corner and many companies are thrilled to simply have survived 2020. Regardless of the industry, COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop.

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Adjusting During A Pandemic: Skepticism Abounds – It Can’t Happen to Me… or Can it? Part 2

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations.

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

N-95 Masks DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FDR Safety

The very mentioning of COVID-19 has a way of ruffling feathers. Since the pandemic first arrived in early 2020 there have been constant debates surrounding it, especially regarding the topic of masks. Thankfully, the U.S

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Your New Boss May Not Really Understand Safety | Part 2

FDR Safety

This article is apart of our “Tools For Building a Foundation in Safety” series by Luke Contos. We highly recommend reading Part 1, which can be found here. Part 2. .

Social distancing on the job just got easier.

FDR Safety

COVID-19 has shaken up how nearly every business operates. For many, that shake up came in the form of a remote model. Implementing Zoom conferences or adding in a Slack channel has become regular practice for many businesses.

How to get back to the basics behind the wheel.

FDR Safety

FDRsafety fully supports October as Distracted Driving Awareness month and is invested in creating safer roadways across the world. For a list of outstanding resources on the subject, please visit the National Safety Council’s website. There once was a time when driving was an escape.

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OSH Review Commission: Machine Guarding Decision

FDR Safety

The OSH Review Commission issued an employer-friendly machine guarding case decision that is important for employers. The unanimous decision in Aerospace Testing Alliance (Docket No.

FDRsafety’s Client, National Steel City, LLC Reduced or Eliminated Welding Fume Exposure and Improved Employee Comfort

FDR Safety

The Challenges Employees Face. You are welding on the construction site and the work is rarely (actually, almost never) on a bench with ventilation. The welds must be made at working surface level, in tight spaces and in body positions that are hot and cause you to sweat.

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The Importance of Safety During Disaster Relief

FDR Safety

The past several months have been as chaotic as any. Between healthcare employees facing a pandemic, firefighters and first responders battling wildfires, and skilled trade workers restoring order in communities impacted by multiple hurricanes, 2020 has simply been brutal.

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19/Coronavirus

FDR Safety

On March 9, 2020 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance for workplaces preparing for the coronavirus. The document, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate protective equipment based on the level of risk. Here is a link to the latest information: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

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HEAT STRESS

FDR Safety

As the summer heat sets in across the country, heat stress begins to raise to the forefront of conversations. This silent killer is prevalent in many settings and can take its toll on workers in the blink of an eye.

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The Complexity Of OSHA’s PSM Standard

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where worker training is incomplete or lacking, especially in safety. Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. I recently attended the 2 nd Annual Process Safety Summit in Washington DC on Oct 15-16, 2019.

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Tools for Building a Foundation in Safety

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations. It is written as a series for those who are new to safety or have an expanded role within safety. It is meant to be easily digestible by reviewing one to two key points.

Who Matters The Most? A Few Thoughts On Distracted Driving

FDR Safety

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month meaning organizations such as OSHA, M.A.A.D, and EndDD are releasing annual studies on distracted driving. These studies include terrifying statistics on accidents, injuries, deaths, age groups most likely to be hurt, and suggestions on how to drive safer. The stats and suggestions are undoubtedly important. As a matter of fact, we’ve even published our own list of suggestions in the past.

OSHA Now Using Drones For Safety Inspections

FDR Safety

We are in the midst of a technological revolution. No matter the job, technology continues to find its way into every corner of every industry, including construction. Heading into 2019, one of the most interesting (and concerning to some) technology that we will be seeing on construction sites might not be on site, but above it. This is largely due to OSHA’s 2018 implementation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to improve safety inspections.

4 Ways To Protect Your Workforce During COVID-19

FDR Safety

The world has changed and it may never get back to exactly where it was before. As many are settling in to their “new normal” at home, we at FDRsafety have been meticulously learning and implementing programs for the “new normal” on the job site. For many, returning to work will be an entirely new and quite tedious experience. OSHA requires all businesses to have an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan. Additionally, different states have different COVID-19 return to work policies.

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Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire. Examples include: A skilled worker setting up a frame for welding and fabrication and a 400 lb.

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire. Examples include: A skilled worker setting up a frame for welding and fabrication and a 400 lb.

Coronavirus FAQs | FDRsafety

FDR Safety

During this trying time many employers will have to continue to operate to provide essential services to the public. We have put together a frequently asked questions fact sheet to help assist you through the days ahead. We are available to provide infectious disease preparedness and response plans, questionnaires, and COVID-19 training materials. Coronavirus FAQs. QUESTION: How does someone get infected with COVID-19?

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OSHA Alert: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

FDR Safety

The following was prepared by the Sherman & Howard LLC law firm, www.shermanhoward.com. Part I: Selecting a Company Representative. The most important step to take before an OSHA inspection even takes place is selecting a company representative. The company representative is the individual charged with representing the company’s interests during an OSHA inspection.

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Allowing Employees to Voluntarily Wear Dust or Surgical Masks and the Coronavirus

FDR Safety

With the growing concern about the COVID-19/Coronavirus employers may have employees who express a desire to wear a respirator or mask in the workplace. If the employer allows employees to wear a respirator or a surgical mask certain sections of the OSHA respiratory protection standard may apply. The most common type of respirator employees will ask to wear is a dust mask which may be labeled as a NIOSH N95 respirator.

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OSHA New Enforcement Action For The Metals Industry

FDR Safety

OSHA National Emphasis Program Amputations Prevention Effective 12/10/2019. OSHA Intent: . The purpose is to target organizations with machinery or equipment that cause or are capable of causing amputations, and organizations where amputations have occurred. This National Emphasis Program – (NEP) instruction applies to General Industry organizations where machinery or equipment that is likely to cause amputation is present.

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“Safety Professionals Staffing Safety Professionals” – Behind The Curtain at FDRsafety

FDR Safety

Staffing construction projects is a hectic job regardless of the scenario. Staffing safety professionals can be even more difficult. We have a unique process to ease the pain of staffing safety positions for our clients. Our Manager of Field Services, David Dillow, took the time to go behind the curtain at FDRsafety, discussing the everyday experiences of staffing safety professionals in today’s fast-paced world of construction.

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Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety?

FDR Safety

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety? Just ask OSHA. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety. This can pose a particular challenge for employers, since many staffing agencies lack the expertise to provide training or to ensure that record keeping requirements are met.

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Amputations in Manufacturing – A New OSHA National Emphasis Program

FDR Safety

On December 10, 2019 OSHA published CPL 03-00-022 , National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries. This Instruction supersedes OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-019, National Emphasis Program on Amputations that was published in August of 2015.

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OSHA is asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy

FDR Safety

On May 20, 2019, OSHA published an RFI asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) as shown below. link]. The control of hazardous energy is regulated under OSHA’s control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard. The standard’s purpose is to protect workers from the dangers of hazardous energy.

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5 Safety Tips Before Driving In The Snow

FDR Safety

As we approach the heart of winter, many areas of our country have already caught the wrath of cold temperatures, snow showers, and for some, a bomb cyclone. Whether you’re in the Northwest or Southeast, chances are your family members will be forced to “brave the elements” in the upcoming weeks and drive in inclement weather. Prior to letting them on the road, turn on your mom or dad voice and pester them with the (important) following questions and safety tips before driving in the snow: 1.

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Rose McMurray, FDRSafety Senior Advisor, Appointed to National Safety Council Board Of Directors

FDR Safety

On November 12th the National Safety Council announced the appointments of 11 new members to the National Safety Council Board of Directors, including FDRsafety’s own Rose McMurray. McMurray joins as a NSC Division Representative, bringing her vast knowledge and experience in Transportation Safety policies and practices to the Council. Leading FDRsafety’s Transportation Safety Division, she provides clients with insight into how to obtain good ratings in CSA 2010 measurements.

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Safety Around Powerlines – Part II

FDR Safety

Working around energized equipment can be very hazardous, it is good to know these helpful tips to prevent yourself from becoming the path to ground electricity is always searching for. Overhead lines: On your own time, if you are going to be flying a kite, launching a sailboat, or using any tall farm equipment check to see if there are any overhead lines around you.

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What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible

FDR Safety

I’m finding clients who have excellent lockout/tagout programs but who have not taken the necessary step of identifying tasks where LOTO is not feasible. When you ask the right questions, you will typically find some number of service and maintenance tasks where the task must be done with power. These are tasks that call for further analysis and action.

Safety Culture Exercise: Improving Attitudes Towards Safety

FDR Safety

Creating an effective Safety Culture is something we at FDRsafety preach daily to our clients, partners, friends, and family. Through our decades of experience, we have learned that an Effective Safety Culture is something that is developed through individuals buying into the idea that safety is THE TOP VALUE at home and work.

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