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What You Need To Know About MSHA Part 46 Annual Refresher

Miner signing off on permit or paperwork according to the mining safety requirements, from MSHA part 46 surface mine training or annual refresher

The Mining Safety and Health Administration, also known as MSHA, requires any employee who has taken the Part 46 new miner training, to do an 8-hour annual refresher training. However, it is an easier requirement to meet than you may think.

Defining a Competent Person by OSHA Standards

Construction woman standing in front of construction crew, OSHA competent person concept

OSHA standards are critical to any company across many industries for applying the right regulations, training, and compliance for your team. Ensuring that you and your team understand definitions and requirements is vital to getting the training you need to meet the standards. Having a properly trained team and operating in a safe, secure environment is key to business success and sustainability. Here, we'll dive into the Competent Person definition outlined by OSHA.

Choosing a Defensive Driving Course that Works for You

Car and traffic cones, driving school, defensive driving course concept

Defensive driving can be a big help for many new, returning, or less than confident drivers. For some, depending on your state, it may be required to get a license back or before upgrading your license or changing driving privileges.

Why Your Employees Need CPR and AED Training for Workplace Emergencies

CPR with AED training on mannequin

Providing safe and healthy working conditions for employees means more than just sanitation, cleanliness, and risk prevention. In any workplace, it means investing in training so that everyone on the job knows what to do in the event of an emergency.

Excavation and Trenching Training is Essential

Group of workers and construction engineer wearing safety uniform

Properly training your employees for working in and around excavation and trenching is an essential part of your business plan. Excavation and trenching injuries are more deadly than any other type on the job site, and training employees for awareness, hazards, and precautions are invaluable.

Safety Management at Work: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Working at height equipment. Fall arrestor device for worker with hooks for safety body harness

Slips and falls occur every day in the workplace. These types of injuries and their recurrence can be minimized through proper safety knowledge and attitudes. There are various ways to suffer slips and falls while working. You can slip and lose your balance, you can trip over objects left in your walkway, or you can simply fall from an elevated position above the ground. 

Stay on Top of Chemical Container Labeling

Toxic and flammable label on barrels, chemicals, container label

Safety compliance is a significant issue for many organizations. Especially in today's constantly changing world, you don't want your business to be impacted by surprises like compliance issues or consequences.

Luckily, you can work with the team at Northwest Safety and Risk Management to address various safety compliance types like chemical labeling, which we will discuss more in-depth here.

Why OSHA Training is Essential in Construction

OSHA supervisor overlooking the construction of a tower crane

If you are starting out in construction or a few years in, OSHA training is an essential part of the job. The OSHA 10 and 30-hour training sessions for different experience levels will explain OSHA requirements and regulations for new employees at the 10-hour level and more experienced supervisors and managers at the 30-hour level. OSHA also educates teams about a worker's right to a safe work environment.

Are you wondering if these courses are right for you or how to make them work for you? Read more here, and check out available classes at Northwest Safety and Risk Services.

Become a Certified Forklift Operator

man driving forklift in warehouse, forklift operator

Forklift operators, like many industry professionals, have specific training and certification to operate the forklift. This certification helps employers know that you are well trained and understand safety requirements that will protect you, other employees, the employer, and the business.

OSHA Violations To Be Aware Of

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Industry Professional Work Concept.

Every business has an obligation to provide a safe work environment for their employees. OSHA regulations are in place to create a foundational understanding and criteria for workplace safety. Following OSHA regulations is critical to keeping your employees safe and your business afloat, since penalties can be costly.