Failure to have a written hazard communication program continues to be the single most frequently violated standard in general industry. According to Business & Legal Reports Inc. safety editor, Judy Ruddy, safety training is also a top focus of OSHA inspectors. Two of OSHA's top 10 violations last year were for training deficiencies: "Failure to train on new chemical hazards" (1047) and "hazardous chemicals-info and training" (768). Ruddy points out that an easy defense against OSHA compliance problems is to develop a list of what hazards exist in your facility, and then deliver training on those topics.
Safety PowerPoint® Training to the Rescue
According to Ruddy, products like BLR's Safety Training Presentations in PowerPoint® — 25 ready-to-deliver safety meetings on key OSHA training topics — make it easy to avoid costly and embarrassing OSHA violations. "This type of prepared training meeting is perfect if you have a safety hazard such as hazardous materials, electrical safety issues, or confined spaces," says Ruddy. "All you need to do is just schedule a short training session and put up the Microsoft PowerPoint® slides." Thorough speaker's notes, along with reproducible handouts and quizzes, complete the easy-to-use training package.
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BLR Editor: Judy Ruddy
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