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Let’s review what we covered in Parts 1 and 2:
OSHA considers the risk of terrorist attack a workplace hazard but an untraditional one;
There’s no OSHA Standard on terrorism and no plans to create one;
OSHA’s current policy is to offer assistance to employers and encourage rather than force them to guard [...]
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As noted last week, OSHA considers the threat of terrorist attack to be a workplace hazard but treats it as what former Secretary Henshaw characterizes as “a completely different case.” Accordingly, there is no OSHA standard on terrorism and no plans to create one. But that raises a key question:
How do the existing OSHA standards [...]
Lots of industries need safety professionals. When one industry slows down (high tech, for example) another is apt to pick up (oil and gas production comes to mind). And that creates all kinds of opportunities for movement. At some point in your career, you might contemplate making the move to a [...]
Implementing a Balanced Scorecard is a five-step approach. Last week, we focused on the first step: deciding what to measure. Let’s now go through the final four steps.
Step 2: Winning Senior Management Commitment
Implementing a Balanced Scorecard is not like flicking on a light switch. It has a long-term impact on [...]
A few weeks ago, Barry Weissman wrote about the benefits of organic gardening and described the PPE required for the green gardener. http://www.safetyxchange.org/article.php?id=509&cha_id=2 Barry’s arguments against using pesticides were quite persuasive. Still, I suspect that some of your workers will use pesticides on their lawns and gardens. So I have a [...]
By Glenn Demby, Esq.
“Typically, OSHA works with employers at sites they control. They usually know what the hazards are, and it’s a matter of ensuring that workers are protected against these risks. Terrorism is a completely different case. The hazards are not endemic to the workplace. They are unexpected and may be unknown. . . [...]
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