Not to Worry – Stay in Compliance with Summit’s Online, DVD, and Onsite Training Solutions
In the United States alone, an estimated 5 million workplaces and nearly 43 million employees with the potential to be exposed to hazardous chemicals will be affected by the new GHS standard.
Next week is going to be a busy one for our U.S.-based readers. Thanksgiving is our Big Food Holiday of the year, and that can mean travel, large gatherings in the home, and, best of all, lots of time in the kitchen making wonderful dishes to share with friends and family.
Now you know how we like to help you keep it safe around the homestead, so we’ve found some great resources to share with you. And if you are a safety manager or trainer at your organization, please feel free to post this blog or the following links and PDFs on your website or print ‘em out for your bulletin boards at the office.
A special thanks to Dr. James Phillips, MD and current Fellow in the Harvard Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship, for his uncannily timely presentation at the 2013 HSI International Conference in San Antonio.
Dr. Phillips did a breakout session presentation on active shooter incidents, finishing up his session only about 45 minutes before the news broke about the recent shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport.
In his presentation, Dr. Phillips shared information from the Department of Homeland Security about responding to such incidents and what civilians can do to keep themselves safe during such an event. The following is from the DHS’s Active Shooter: How To Respond.
I’m sure you know this, but I’m going to say it anyway – winter is just around the corner. Personally, I love the cold, white winters; the cute boots, the skiing, the hot chocolate… I could go on. BUT there is one part of winter that scares me, and that’s driving in the snow and ice. Even though I’ve become quite confident after the years and years of driving in this type of weather, I still get nervous when I see fresh snow on the road.
The first big snow usually brings out the bad drivers in all of us, and if you’re like me – a weathered (pun intended) snow-driver – it is important to recognize that even for experienced drivers, winter makes driving much more dangerous with snowy, slushy, or icy roads accounting for 24 percent of weather-related car accidents. Arming yourself with knowledge and driving defensively can help keep you out of harm’s way.
It’s that time of year again when there’s just no getting away from those candy bowls. I know the offices here at HSI are filled with gum, chocolates, hard candies, and more.
This is definitely not something you want to ask yourself while you are out hunting.
Hunting season in full swing, and though regulations for seasons, dates, and licensing differ from state to state, there’s one thing that remains the same: safety precautions are important no matter what state you hunt in.
What a great couple of days in Chicago for the National Safety Council 2013 Congress & Expo! The weather outside was fantastic and inside McCormick Place, the forecast was for safe work conditions for all. The theme for this year’s Congress, “Leading Safety into the Future,” comes at the perfect time, since autumn is when many organizations debut new products and services in the market for the coming year.
This year was no exception, and the Summit Training Source and MEDIC First Aid booth crew was making some big noise with new and exciting offerings for our customers. Yes, even MORE exciting than the Mike Ditka-autographed football we gave away to one lucky customer.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association website, “Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.”
It’s time to catch up with what’s going on in the world of protecting human health and the environment – more specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. So far this year, we can think of 5 big topics that are important to note for all of you safety and health professionals.
Nobody likes a tease, but sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. Take our upcoming 2013 HSI International Conference, October 30-November 1, in San Antonio. You already know you can expect three days of education, networking, and fun as you learn about the latest and greatest the training industry has to offer.
But this year, we’ve got something truly awesome up our sleeves.
We’re going to unveil something that will change the way you think about training and content retention. Something so big that only the vastness of Texas could serve as the backdrop for our rollout.
As September winds down and we enter the last few weeks before the conference, there’s still time to register and book your room at the Marriott Rivercenter. Reserve your space today -- once this genie is out of the bottle, there’s no putting it back in.
Get ready to change the game with HSI. Click the button to the right to register for the 2013 HSI International Conference today. >>>
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