Monday, September 9, 2013

NEW! 10-Hour Construction Safety Certification Course in Spanish

Online OSHA Campus 10-hour construction safety course in spanish
Train Online in Spanish
Easy Safety School is proud to announce that we now offer the 10-hour construction safety certification course in Spanish. This course serves as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. For more information please visit our 10-hour construction safety certification course in Spanish page.

El programa de certificación de seguridad de construcción (10 horas) está diseñado para proveer a un trabajador de construcción nuevo la conciencia general para reconocer y evitar los peligros en un sitio de construcción. OSHA recomienda los cursos de este programa como una orientación a la salud y seguridad ocupacional para los trabajadores cubierto por OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Los trabajadores tienen que recibir más entrenamiento de los peligros específicos del trabajo cuando requirió por los estándares de OSHA. A la terminación exitosa de este curso, los participantes recibirán las tarjetas de certificación de la seguridad en construcción (10 horas) dentro de una o dos semanas.

Para obtener más información, por favor visite nuestra página de OSHA Campus seguridad en la construcción de 10 horas.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Preventive Safety versus the Human Factor - Fighting For a Safer Workplace

Safety First. Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
"Safety is trench warfare"
As safety professionals, we are entrusted with the single task of returning an unharmed labor force home to their families at the end of each shift. We bear this burden because we believe we are making a difference. We are protecting life and improving the quality of life of others. I wanted to share a story of an incident that happened at a company I was consulting for. Hopefully, other safety professionals can relate.

I was consulting for a small drywall company that was expanding. They were willing to learn but new to the safety practices of larger more established companies. We implemented a training program to include a new Safety Manuel, IIPP, Fall Protection Plan, Heat Illness Prevention Plan and Hazard Communication Plan.  We proceed to train and issue OSHA 10 Hour Cards (http://www.easysafetyschool.com/osha10/) to the work force. We had the scissor lift, laser and powder actuated tool manufactures come out and train and issue cards for use on various products. We purchased and issued all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the work force. We were essentially creating a safety culture that would set the tone for company’s future. I was proud. Then one day, one of the framers fell off a 2’ scaffold and broke his arm. He was in the ER for 2 days and out of work for 2 months. The insurance company had to pay over $52,000 when the incident was done and expenses tabulated.

The worker had an OSHA 10 card, was fall protection trained, sat through a scaffold tailgate meeting that morning, had all PPE to include boots, hard hat, safety vest, ear protection and eye protection, was using a powder actuated tool that he had been trained to operate, and was standing on a 2’ scaffold constructed and inspected by a competent person that morning. His fellow workers were first aid trained and action plan briefed. They knew where the hospital was and how to stop the bleeding.

We did everything we were supposed to do to prevent this and protect from this, yet this happened. Safety is not easy. Safety is trench warfare. Safety is a constant fight against the unknown and known elements consumer demand places on the front line of our work force. Given a long enough time domain, safety incidents are a statistical inevitability. Keep fighting and never make the same mistake twice.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Easy Safety School Now Offering OSHA Compliance Posters, DVDs, Written Safety Plans, First Aid Kits, and More

We at Easy Safety School are proud to announce our new OSHA Compliance Product Store. You can now satisfy all of your OSHA compliance posting mandates with our Federal and State Labor Law Posters. Our Poster Update Service keeps you supplied with new updated posters to meet each new mandatory change. Need a custom written, industry specific safety plan? Let us create one for you. Written safety plans are customized and ready within 48-hours. View our store today for first aid kits, portable eye-wash stations, training DVDs, Lockout/Tagout kits, ADA signage, and much more.

Friday, March 15, 2013

New lower pricing for online HAZWOPER Training


Easy Safety School is proud to announce that we have substantially lowered our pricing for online HAZWOPER training. Now you can meet compliance and enjoy our interactive e-Learning safety solutions at all time low prices. HAZWOPER stands for "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard". HAZWOPER applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances. For more information please visit our website at easysafetyschool.com
HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training was $395 now $295 view 40-hour page
HAZWOPER 24-Hour Training was $269 now $199view 24-hour page
HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher was $99 now $59view Annual Refresher page

Friday, February 8, 2013

Protecting Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protecting Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas, but, being colorless, odorless, tasteless, and initially non-irritating, it is very difficult for people to detect. Symptoms of mild acute poisoning include lightheadedness, confusion, headaches, vertigo, and flu-like effects; larger exposures can lead to significant toxicity of the central nervous system and heart, and even death. To reduce this risk, employers should always keep work areas well vented and install carbon monoxide detectors. Additional information can be found in OSHA's carbon monoxide Fact Sheet and Quick Cards. Links to these resources are found below.

With the arrival of cold weather, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to take necessary precautions to protect workers from the serious, and sometimes fatal, effects of carbon monoxide exposure.

Recently, a worker in a New England warehouse was found unconscious and seizing, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Several other workers at the site also became sick. All of the windows and doors were closed to conserve heat, there was no exhaust ventilation in the facility, and very high levels of carbon monoxide were measured at the site.

Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true during the winter months when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure can include everything from headaches, dizziness and drowsiness to nausea, vomiting or tightness across the chest. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can cause neurological damage, coma and death.

Sources of carbon monoxide can include anything that uses combustion to operate, such as gas generators, power tools, compressors, pumps, welding equipment, space heaters and furnaces.

To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in the workplace, employers should install an effective ventilation system, avoid the use of fuel-burning equipment in enclosed or partially-enclosed spaces, use carbon monoxide detectors in areas where the hazard is a concern and take other precautions outlined in OSHA's Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet. For additional information on carbon monoxide poisoning and preventing exposure in the workplace, see OSHA's Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Quick Cards (in English and Spanish).

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Get your DOL card online with Easy Safety School

Picture of a construction worker taking an OSHA 10 hour class on his laptop.
Easy Safety School is very excited to announce that we are now offering the online OSHA Outreach 10 and 30 hour courses thanks to our partnership with 360Training. Don't settle for the alternative online courses that don't result in a DOL card.  Get the real thing with Easy Safety School's online OSHA Outreach training courses.  For additional information regarding online OSHA 10 hour training visit http://www.easysafetyschool.com/osha-10-hour-training.asp.  For OSHA 30 hour training please visit http://www.easysafetyschool.com/osha-30-hour-training.asp. Get started today!

Online training offers the learner a self-paced, flexible schedule, a comfortable learning environment, and a lower cost than most on-site training programs. Students who pass the course with a grade of 70% or more will be mailed the official DOL 10 or 30 hour card.  If you need immediate proof, a temporary printable certificate will be available immediately upon course completion. Do you have a group of 5 or more students who need training?  Find our more about or Corporate and Group Discount pricing!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Mercury Exposure Fact Sheet and Quick Card


With symptoms that include tremors, kidney problems, and damage to unborn children, exposure to mercury can be very dangerous.  With this is mind, OSHA has just released two new resources to help prevent and control mercury related injury and illness.  Please take the time to read OSHA"s official release below:

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two new educational resources to help protect workers from mercury exposure while crushing and recycling fluorescent bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs, but the shift to energy-saving fluorescents, which contain mercury, calls for more attention to workers who handle, dispose of, and recycle used fluorescent bulbs.

The OSHA fact sheet* explains how workers may be exposed, what kinds of engineering controls and personal protective equipment they need, and how to use these controls and equipment properly. In addition, a new OSHA Quick Card* alerts employers and workers to the hazards of mercury and provides information on how to properly clean up accidentally broken fluorescent bulbs to minimize workers' exposures to mercury.

Fluorescent bulbs can release mercury and may expose workers when they are broken accidentally or crushed as part of the routine disposal or recycling process. Depending on the duration and level of exposure, mercury can cause nervous system disorders such as tremors, kidney problems, and damage to unborn children.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

Easy Safety School has also put these documents up for download on their free OSHA Publications page.