Question: We have made changes to our training programs, what things should be considered for the documentation and proof of training?
Answer: Whether the training is virtual or in person, the need for documentation is the same. We have heard “if it’s not documented it wasn’t done, so document, document, document…
Here is a list of things you can include in your documentation:
Topic – such as Hazcom, LOTO, Emergency Preparedness
Agenda – what did you cover – keep details so you don’t forget
Format-online, webinar, in-person, hybrid
Name of trainer and/or company
Assessments– These are great to gauge understanding of a topic. You can create simple few questions prior to the training and feel free to review as part of the training.
Post survey on training effectiveness
Additionally, make sure there is a chance for employees to easily pose questions and give feedback.
Times are challenging but this is a good time to think outside the box and try some hybrid trainings or virtual options. Draw from your staff and keep contact during these times. You just may find some things that can improve your training programs for the future. Always feel free to contact your BWC safety staff for additional information.
Welcome to our monthly newsletter for September 2020!
Our goal for the newsletter is to connect our members to relevant safety resources, all linked together in one convenient location every month. We hope you find this resource useful and valuable!
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[Inspiring Safety] Consistency is Key.Matt Mohler, Facilities Director & Safety Manager at Delta Systems, Inc. in Streetsboro, OH, joined us to chat about how he inspires safety while reminding us that consistency is key for every safety initiative! (12:42)
[Inspiring Safety] Making Safety Fun.Justin Deflumeri is the Health & Safety Manager at Monogram Foods in the greater Boston area overseeing the safety of over 600 employees. He also serves as a member of ASSP’s Executive Board. He joined us to chat about inspiring safety and how to make it fun for employees! (9:48)
[Inspiring Safety] Partnering to Solve Problems. Linda F. Martin, PhD, joined us to chat about inspiring safety and partnering to solve problems! Dr. Martin is the founder of The Soteria Society and currently serves as the Department Chair for Safety Programs (BS, MS, and PhD) at Capitol Technology University. (12:53)
Safety Mastermind Starts Oct 6!We’re excited to announce that our first Safety Mastermind group starting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020! This group is free for members ($100 for non-members) and will focus on accident investigation & analysis. See below for more information. Click here to view the flyer.
We’re excited to announce that our first Safety Mastermind group starting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020! This group is free for members ($100 for non-members) and will focus on accident investigation & analysis. See below for more information.Click here to view the flyer.
Why join a safety mastermind?
Learn, grow and take your safety program to the next level
Network & problem solve with peers
Facilitated by an Ohio BWC industrial safety consultant
Meets every other Tuesday, 1pm-2pm, via Zoom Meeting, starting Oct 6, 2020, ending Dec 15, 2020.
Limited to 10 participants (5 minimum)
Must complete Application/Agreement Form (available both as a PDF & Word doc for your convenience)
Application Deadline: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
Accident Investigation Analysis:This program will consist of six sessions completed over a twelve-week time period. Attendees will be expected to attend every other Tuesday from 1:00pm till 2:00pm to participate in live sessions. During these sessions various aspects of safety and health accident investigation will be explored including but not limited to: written investigation procedures, facility accident report development, training of investigators, Managed Care organizations role and expectations and OSHA recordkeeping requirements. After each session participants will be matched with a new accountability partner and assigned projects to complete and report back on at the next session.
What is a Safety Mastermind? The Safety Mastermind Series is a set of 1-hour meetings facilitated by a safety & health expert in which individuals will collaborate on a specific topic. During each of the session’s individuals will work on developing and improving areas within their organization based on the stated topic. Participants can expect to end the session with a deeper understanding of the subject matter, improved policies and procedures within their own facilities and an overall improvement in their safety culture. The series is designed to allow for a deeper dive into a specific subject and create an environment of accountability and improvements. This series also creates great networking opportunities for information and idea sharing related to safety and health issues. Due to the interaction and feedback sessions attendance will be limited to 10 attendees and registration is first come first serve.
5 Ways to Shift Your Safety Culture. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, joined us to chat about how to shift safety culture through management commitment, employee engagement, communication, training and consistency! (43:47)
Video – COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen. This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020. The topic was COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen and it was presented by Kristen Dickerson, PhD, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC.
[Inspiring Safety] Becoming an Industrial Athlete.George Nelson‘s LinkedIn videos inspired us to do an entire podcast series on #inspiring #safety! He joined us on Zoom to chat about having real conversations and how to start seeing yourself as an “industrial athlete” to ensure longevity. (15:40)
Question: What are the requirements for Pathways Lighting and maintenance of Emergency Lights?
Answer: Many folks are aware of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.37 Exit Routes and Emergency Planning requirements for Exit signs and routes. However, for the requirements for pathway lighting to exits and maintenance, you must refer to Ohio Fire Code.
Section 1008 Means of egress illumination 1008.3 Emergency power for illumination. The power supply for means of egress illumination shall normally be provided by the premises’ electrical supply and 1008.3.1 General. In the event of power supply failure in rooms and spaces that require two or more means of egress an emergency electrical system shall automatically illuminate all of the following areas: aisles, corridors and exit access stairways and ramps.
For Testing and Maintenance look at Ohio Fire Code 604.6 Emergency lighting equipment.
604.6.1 An Activation test – shall be completed monthly. The activation test shall ensure the emergency lighting activates automatically upon normal electrical disconnect and stays sufficiently illuminated for not less than 30 seconds. 604.6.1.1 Activation test record- Records of tests shall be maintained and shall include the location of the emergency lighting tested, whether the unit passed or failed, the date of the test and the person completing the test.
604.6.2 Power test – For battery-powered emergency lighting, a power test of the emergency lighting equipment shall be completed annually. The power test shall operate the emergency lighting for not less than 90 minutes and shall remain sufficiently illuminated for the duration of the test. 604.6.2.1 Power test records – shall be maintained. The record shall include the location of the emergency lighting tested, whether the unit passed or failed, the date of the test and the person completing the test.
Now is a great time to incorporate your monthly test with your other inspections. You can add them to your Fire Extinguisher check list. You can also add the yearly testing to your preventative Maintenance program to ensure annual testing is completed.
5 Causal Factors of Workplace Injuries.When investigating the root cause of a workplace injury, many variables are typically involved and often overlooked. Join Mike & Nic as they discuss the 5 causal factors of workplace injuries. (31:13)
August 13, 2020 – COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen, presented by Kristen Dickerson, PhD, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC. Sponsored by Summa Health. Registration details coming soon!
Since we were not able to host our Annual Safety Awards luncheon back in May due to COVID-19, we hosted an awards ceremony on Zoom on Thursday, July 16, 2020. In addition to the annual awards ceremony, we received an update from the Ohio BWC and the PCSC.
Since we were not able to host our Annual Safety Awards luncheon back in May due to COVID-19, we’ll be hosting a short, 30-minute awards ceremony via Zoom on Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:30am-12:00pm. We’ll email out a link prior to the meeting.
We’ll be mailing the awards via USPS. Please complete this 2020 Safety Awards Request Form to confirm your mailing information by July 16th. Members who do not complete this form will not receive their award. If your organization blocks Google Forms, simply email me your confirmed mailing info.
Congratulations to all the 2020 safety award winners! We hope to see you all on Zoom on July 16th!