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How to Get a Grip On job Hazard Analysis (Part 1 of 4)

Posted by Marty Huseman on Dec 26, 2017

The main goal of a safety and health program is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities, as well as the suffering and financial hardships these events can cause workers, their families and your operation.  I believe we can all agree with that as the ideal. 

From the feedback we received from recent surveys, HR directors and safety managers are looking for more information on job hazard analysis and hazard identification.  I’m going to embark on a 4-part series addressing hazards to help further your understanding.  By reading this blog, you'll:

  1.  have better insights into different aspects of hazard analysis 
  2.  understand the role that hazard analysis play in a solid safety and health program. 
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Topics: safety training program, hazard communication, hazard analysis

OSHA Inspection - What Will They Be Looking For? (PART 3 of 3)

Posted by Marty Huseman on Oct 24, 2017

This is the final part of a 3 part series on OSHA inspections.  If you have not read the previous parts, go back and do that:

Click here for Part 1 - Why would OSHA pay me a visit? and click here for Part 2 - What to do when they show up?.

Can you pass these 5 commonly cited areas with your operation?

On my last post; OSHA Inspection – What to do when they show up (part 2) we covered things to know prior to an OSHA inspection. In this blog I want to address what OSHA might be looking for when they arrive for an inspection. 

 

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Topics: confined spaces, lockout-tagout (LOTO), machine guarding (PTOs/augers), OSHA inspections & violations, hazard communication, personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard analysis

Hazard Assessment: How to find the high risk safety issues on your farm

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 10, 2017

Compared to other industries, farm work is the most dangerous of all. Every year, more than 480 people in the US are killed performing ag-related jobs. Hundreds more are seriously injured. According to OSHA, it is the employer’s responsibility to evaluate the workplace and ensure a risk-free environment.

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Topics: hazard communication, hazard analysis

Hazard Assessment: How to find the high risk safety issues on your farm

Posted by Good Day's Work on Jan 17, 2017

Compared to other industries, farm work is the most dangerous of all. Every year, more than 480 people in the US are killed performing ag-related jobs. Hundreds more are seriously injured. According to OSHA, it is the employer’s responsibility to evaluate the workplace and ensure a risk-free environment.

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Topics: hazard communication, hazard analysis

How to Run a Farm Safety Program: Prepping for the New Year 2017

Posted by Good Day's Work on Jan 5, 2017

For many ag operations, winter is the “off-season,” making it an excellent time to ensure your employees have completed their annual safety training. It’s also a good time to conduct a hazard assessment of your operation. Here are four things you can do now to help ensure that your next year is as safe as possible.

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Topics: safety training program, hazard communication, hazard analysis

Hazard Assessment: How to find the high risk safety issues on your operation

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 16, 2016

Compared to other industries, farm work is the most dangerous of all. Every year, more than 480 people in the US are killed performing ag-related jobs. Hundreds more are seriously injured. According to OSHA, it is the employer’s responsibility to evaluate the workplace and ensure a risk-free environment.

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Topics: hazard communication, hazard analysis, productivity / goals / motivation

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