Driver Safety – From Texas(!)

(Accurate representation of Texas)

Who knew Texas had some awesome safety training materials. These can be found on the Texas Occupational Safety Page, and of course, here. I will download and post them as I have time.

These programs cover a range of subjects – from driver program checklists, aggressive driving, night blindness, even golf cart safety. Click them all – you never know when you will need them.

You know what to do:

OSHA Has Books

(Definitely Not OSHA)

Below are a great selection of books from OSHA. These may be 20 – 100 pages and include items such as guides on what they require for training.

Note – I have included the pdf version, but if you go to the OSHA website, they also have MOBI and EPUB.

Download here:

SDS Quick Card from OSHA

Here is a great reference card – great for training, posting at or near your Chemical SDS Binder (you have one of those, right?), etc.

Who knew I had no images of chemicals? But this one works.

This comes from OSHA, so it is a good idea to have their materials on hand – especially if they show up!

Download here:

CalOSHA Pocket Construction Safety Guide

At 88 pages, it is a heck of a ‘pocket’ guide, but I didn’t name it. This is actually a comprehensive safety guide for construction sites. Since this is California, the standards will be as good, or more so, than other places in the USA.

(these people)

Additionally, if you want to go into mass production with these guides, they kindly included the setup for professional printing. Those files are included as well.

Start Clicking:

CalOSHA – Programs in Word!

You heard that right – Word format (and one PowerPoint). This means you don’t have to do all of that pesky retyping. Free Word Safety Documents!

Programs include silica, respiratory protection, haz com, haz com for restaurants, COVID-19, etc.

You know what to do:

California – Pay Attention (Part 2)

If you are in California, you know that with wildfires, you have to offer your employees masks if the air particulate levels get above 150. And not just any mask, and N-95.

It looks like CalOSHA has bent on that a bit. So here are two guides. 1) who has N-95 masks (although I have found this to be sketchy), plus FINALLY 2) how to get other masks that still ‘count.’ This is a recent change – 9/28/2020.

Also – you can monitor air quality through many different websites, but I find Air Visual works well in looking at large areas on a map, or zooming in.

Download here! Do it now!

California – Pay Attention!

California has new reporting rules coming out January 1. Well okay, they are out, but, they enact January 1 of 2021.

Here is the link to where they have the info: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/AB6852020FAQs.html

The bill itself was AB685 – Changes to current rules include:

  • Orders Prohibiting Use (OPU): Cal/OSHA can issue an OPU to shut down an entire worksite or a specific worksite area that exposes employees to an imminent hazard related to COVID-19.
  • Citations for serious violations: Cal/OSHA can issue citations for serious violations related to COVID-19 without giving employers 15-day notice before issuance.
  • Employers are now required to notify all employees at a worksite of potential exposures, COVID-19-related benefits and protections, and disinfection and safety measures that will be taken at the worksite in response to the potential exposure.
  • Employers are now required to notify local public health agencies of all workplace outbreaks, which are defined as three or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees who live in different households within a two-week period.

Here is the actual bill:

COVID-19 – Additional Resources

Additional resources and posters for COVID-19. These are from both OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These include guides for specific industry, plus posters.

Some good new stuff.