Safety is #1 but Health & Safety go hand in hand for me. This is why is has been so natural for me to become interested and involved in the Essential Oil industry. I have plans to expand Shinn Consulting, LLC. Expanded services will include Essential Oils and Tutoring. Stay tuned for more information.
I have just completed additional training on the control of respirable crystalline silica dust. The training was offered by Great Lakes OSHA Education Center at the University of Cincinnati. John Moore was the course instructor. What a knowledgeable individual to learn from as he led the class. It was a lot of information to cover in just one day. I attended this course to gain a better understanding of the standard and how it affects small business. Give me a phone call at 419-586-6498 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with compliance and training related to this updated standard.
I successfully completed the update for construction industry outreach trainers course # 502 through Great Lakes OSHA Education Center at University of Cincinnati. This course was held 3/6/18 - 3/8/18. The instructor, Michael Hayslip, shared some great ideas to engage the audience of any training course. My fellow class attendees came with a diverse background in construction safety. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in dialog related to construction safety with such an experienced group. It is great to know that many corporations doing business in America are take safety seriously, sending their safety managers to educational opportunities that will result in workplace safety.
I am ready to come to your location to provide OSHA 10 or 30 hour training for your employees. Give me a phone call or email me to discuss. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
EPCRA Sections 311-312 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting Requirements
What facilities are covered?
Any facility that is required to maintain MSDSs (or SDSs) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for hazardous chemicals stored or used in the work place.
Facilities with chemicals in quantities that equal or exceed the following thresholds must report:
How do I submit a Tier I or Tier II Inventory Report?
Facilities covered by these requirements must submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form to their SERC, LEPC and the local fire department annually. Facilities provide either a Tier I or Tier II form. Most states require the Tier II form. Tier II forms require basic facility identification information, employee contact information for both emergencies and non-emergencies, and information about chemicals stored or used at the facility. EPA recently revised the Tier II form to include additional data elements which would be useful of local planners and responders.
(This information was copied from the EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/epcra-sections-311-312)
OSHA’s Form 300A (Rev. 01/2004)
Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
All establishments covered by Part 1904 must complete this Summary page, even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. Remember to review the Log to verify that the entries are complete and accurate before completing this summary.
Using the Log, count the individual entries you made for each category. Then write the totals below, making sure you’ve added the entries from every page of the Log. If you had no cases, write “0.”
Post this Summary page from February 1 to April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form.
This is a great opportunity for learning. Lots of experts sharing during each session. Hope we have the opportunity to speak with you today.
Winter has arrived in time for the holiday season. Please give yourself extra time to allow slower driving and increased stopping distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Safe driving!
Safety first people. Remember when you are stuck in traffic there is a reason the traffic is stopped. If you become impatient and decide to pass on the right you are potentially creating another unsafe situation.
When I look at this picture I smile. It is a perfect example of someone not getting the message, or understanding the message or directions. What do you see?
Remember, when ever you are giving directions or sharing important information it is equally as important to confirm that your directions or information were understood by the audience.
Carolyn J. Shinn
Carolyn has more than 20 years of occupational health & safety experience in union and non-union manufacturing environments & construction. She also stays up-to-date with her nursing profession working in a level II trauma center.