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Safety & Workers Comp Insurance How to get the biggest bang for your buck

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QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SELECTING A SAFETY PARTNER

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EH&S INSIGHT

Impact of new OSHA Reporting Requirements

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Ask a Lawyer

Joint Employer status and increased liability

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Product reviews, calendar of safety events, & much more!

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CONTENT

Arbill’s Safer Every Day issue 2 , volume 1 fall 2016

PUBLISHER

A R B I L L’ S S A F E R E V E R Y D A Y M A G A Z I N E | F A L L 2 0 1 6

Julie Copeland

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ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Robyn Zlotkin

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF David Gerhardt

MANAGING EDITOR John Sitarski

ART DIRECTOR Julie Lazarus

ADVERTISING SALES Bill Gabriele

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Matthew Pezza Justin Bruno

ADVERTISING DESIGN Amanda Rouda

Safer Every Day is published four times a year by Arbill Industries, Inc. At Arbill, we envision a future in which every worker makes it home safely, every day. Working together, we WILL reduce injuries in the workplace.

08 OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule Review and revise drug testing policies to avoid penalties 14 Safety & Workers’ Comp Insurance How to get the biggest bang for your buck 20 Selecting a Safety Partner Six questions you must ask to ensure the right fit 24 EH&S Insight New OSHA electronic reporting requirements impact on employers 28 Around & About Spreading the word about workplace safety

30 Product Reviews New and innovative products to keep your workers safe 38 OSHA By The Numbers Think you know OSHA? Put your knowledge to the test 40 Ask a Lawyer Why changes to joint employer status increase your liability 42 Military Injuries Most common injuries don’t come from weapons 44 Safety Calendar Every safety event, conference or tradeshow worth attending

Arbill knows that maintaining a diverse and talented network of suppliers makes good business sense as they bring innovation, flexibility and enhanced opportunities for our business and theirs. Moreover, as a women owned company, Arbill understands the challenges of, and staunchly supports, diverse companies. For more information on becoming a member of Arbill’s diverse supplier network, contact Robert J. Murphy, CPSM, at rmurphy@arbill.com.

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Letter from Arbill’s CEO

WELCOME!

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ON BEHALF OF ARBILL, I celebration of Manufacturing Day want to welcome you to on Friday, October 7th! our second issue of SafWhile we have a vision as to what er Every Day. Just as our this magazine should look like and mission promises, Safer contain, your needs, as the reader Every Day is back to proare most important. That said, your vide practical information to help you suggestions for future content, Letkeep your employees safe. ters to the Editor, and constructive As summer comes to an end, feedback are greatly appreciated. JULIE COPEL AND this issue’s focus will shift from heat To share your thoughts, click here to Twitter: @arbill stress to workers’ compensation. In access our suggestions page. addition to informative full-length artiSafer Every Day is designed to cles, this release includes product be an essential component of your reviews, insight on workers’ compensation best company’s safety program. I look forward to your practices, and updates on new OSHA regulations. input and hope you utilize all of the benefits of this Nicole Sheets will offer her expert perspectives quarter’s issue. on EH&S-related issues and we will provide you Have a safe day! with content specifically for those in the military and government who are concerned about safety. Regards, While you’re reading, try testing yourself with our “OSHA by the Numbers” statistics quiz, to see how well you think you know safety topJulie Copeland ics. Also be sure to check out our calendar of CEO, Arbill upcoming safety-related events, including our

3 THINGS YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS ISSUE

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Workers’ Comp Insurance Learn how to shop around and correctly identify policy options to get the biggest bang for your buck.

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Selecting a Safety Partner Six essential questions you must ask during your vetting process to ensure the right fit.

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Ask a Lawyer See how the recent National Labor Relations Board changes to joint employer status will affect your liability.


DRUG TESTING


PostInjury Drug Testing Policies OSHA’s Electronic reporting rule will impact your drug testing polices today. John E. Garber gives you what you need to know now.

// JOHN E. GARBER, JR., CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Arbill’s | Safer Every Day 9


DRUG TESTING

On May 12, 2016 2016, OSHA issued its final rule on electronic reporting of workOn

place injuries and illnesses. This new rule takes effect on January 1, 2017 and will require employers to submit 300 Log injury and illness data electronically to OSHA. This information will be made publically available on OSHA's website (for more information about this rule go to page 25). Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, stated the new rule “will nudge employers to prevent work injuries to show investors, job seekers, customers and the public they operate safe and well managed facilities.” While employers initially focused on the electronic submission requirements and effective dates for reporting injuries and illnesses, further review of the new rule revealed an employer’s post-injury drug testing policies could be deemed in violation of anti-retaliation provisions of the new rule. OSHA’s objective is to obtain accurate data from employers. If an employer’s post-injury drug testing procedures serve as a form of discipline, then it will have the effect of discouraging injury and illness reporting and therefore, have a negative effect on OSHA’s data collection initiative. To encourage accurate reporting by employees, OSHA established anti-retaliation provisions. Employees have the right to report injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

SPECIFICALLY, OSHA REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO: Establish a procedure for reporting which is reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting injuries and illnesses (§1904.35(b)(1)(i)); Inform each employee of their right to report workplace injuries and illnesses (§1904.35(b)(1)(iii)(A)); Inform employees they are free from retaliation for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses (§1904.35(b)(1)(iii)(B)); and 10 Arbill’s | Safer Every Day

Not retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses (§1904.35(b)(1)(iv)). The anti-retaliation protections of the new rule became effective on August 10, 2016, with delayed enforcement until November 1, 2016. According to OSHA, post-injury drug testing procedures can have the effect of deterring, discouraging and serving as a form of retaliation on employees for reporting injuries and illnesses. In light of OSHA’s recent increase in penalties for violations, it is important for employers to review their drug testing policies and make the necessary revisions to avoid enforcement action.

COMMON POST-INJURY TESTING APPROACHES

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or years, employers have been developing and implementing drug-free workplace programs and drug testing policies to foster drug-free work environments, comply with applicable industry-specific regulatory re-


quirements, and support safety and risk management programs. It was not uncommon for employers to have blanket post-injury testing provisions. If there was a report of a work-related injury or illness, particularly if it results in a lost time workers’ compensation claim or a recordable injury on the OSHA log, the employee would be subjected to a post-injury drug test. Under the new rule, these policies will need to change as they are based solely on the injury or illness. Will an employer have to abandon their post-injury testing procedures altogether or is there any other options? The answer is “it depends.” There are options for employers and a few key items to keep in mind concerning postinjury drug testing.

EVALUATING EXISTING POLICIES

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ince OSHA believes post-injury drug testing discourages injury reporting, employers will need to review their policies and narrowly tailor the testing procedures in a manner which reduces the risk of violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the new rule. This does not mean post-injury testing cannot be conducted but rather, the testing procedure needs to be reasonable. OSHA will examine your motivation and intent. For example, if you have designed the post-injury drug test to comply with a law or regulation applicable to your organization, it stands to reason the policy is not utilized for an unlawful purpose. Additionally, if an employer’s policy is to meet specific workers’ compensation underwriting requirements (e.g. insurance premium reduction incentives for drug-free workplace policies containing post-injury testing

procedures), then you may be able to show the employer’s policy is intended to meet these underwriting requirements. However, a blanket post-injury testing procedure would not be considered reasonable outside of the aforementioned examples.

WHAT DOES “REASONABLE” MEAN?

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ccording to OSHA, post-injury testing can only be conducted where drug use is likely to have contributed to the incident and for which the test can accurately identify impairment was caused by drug use. A blanket or automatic test following an injury or an accident will likely be considered retaliation with intent to discourage reporting. For example, it would be considered unreasonable to conduct a post-injury test when an employee reports a bee sting, sustains an injury from repetitive motion or a tool malfunction. In order to have a post-injury drug testing procedure, an employ-

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DRUG TESTING

er would need to determine if there is a reasonable possibility drug use was a contributing factor to the reported injury or illness. In other words, do not test if the reported injury or illness could not have been the result of impairment caused by drugs. If there is no possibility, there was impairment due to drugs then do not conduct a post-injury test.

AMENDING THE DRUG TESTING POLICY

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ntil such time OSHA develops specific guidance on post-injury testing procedures, it is recommended an employer revise their policy to remove any blanket testing procedures when a workplace injury or illness is reported. Instead of blanket testing, it is recommended employers focus on reasonable suspicion testing. Reasonable suspicion testing is a process where the decision to test is based on current, specific observations of an employee’s behavior or appearance, including odors. When integrating reasonable suspicion testing, it will be important to require managers to complete training on making observations of behavior. The training should include an overview of documentation procedures. Such documentation may help the employer demonstrate the decision was based on objective observations in the event the test is challenged. Manager training should be documented and updated annually. As an added precaution, the decision to conduct a reasonable suspicion

test should be discussed with human resources and possibly legal counsel. This issue will continue to evolve as OSHA develops specific guidance. In the meantime, modifying drug testing policies to remove blanket post-injury testing will help reduce the possibility of penalties associated with violations of the anti-retaliation provisions of the new reporting rule. Remember, OSHA’s new rule does not impact an employer’s obligations to perform post-accident drug testing under state and federal laws (e.g. DOT requirements). Continue to follow testing requirements consistent with such regulations. Outside of employer obligations under regulatory requirements, review post-injury testing policy to determine if it is reasonable.

POTENTIAL PENALTIES

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n August 2, 2016, OSHA increased penalties for violations. The new maximum penalty for a Serious or Other than Serious violation is $12,471 per violation. Willful or Repeated violations carry a maximum of $124,709 per violation. Take the time to avoid these potential penalties. Consult with a human resources professional and legal counsel to ensure your drug testing policies are consistent with the new OSHA rule.

This article is for informational purposes only and is based on sources believed to be reliable. It is not to be considered legal advice.

JOHN E. GARBER, JR. John Garber is Managing Director and Practice Leader at KMRD Partner, Inc., an award winning risk management and human capital solutions firm. He has over 26 years overseeing risk management and human capital programs for organizations with varying ranges of sophistication. This includes growth oriented middle market and publicly traded organizations as well as global enterprises. A graduate of Saint Joseph’s and Villanova University, he is a Board Certified Safety Professional, certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and Senor Certified Profession by the Society for Human Resources Management. He can be reached at jgarber@kmrdpartners.com. 12 Arbill’s | Safer Every Day


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Safety& Workers’ Comp Insurance How to get the biggest bang for your buck.

// BY MATTHEW S. WYNN, ESQ.

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Unless yours is a brand new business in a high-risk field, or you have a long history of costly injury claims, your company should have the ability to shop around a bit when choosing a workers’ compensation policy. Most businesses tend to focus on finding the lowest premium possible, but don’t overlook other valuable features available in workers’ compensation policies. Arbill’s | Safer Every Day 15


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FIRST THINGS FIRST: CONTROLLING PREMIUM DOLLARS

Workplace safety is crucial to any program to control the cost FACTORS THAT DRIVE PREMIUMS of workers' compensation insurWhile the premium cost of an inance. Making safety a top prior[1] surance policy is not the only facity and investing in the proper SIZE OF YOUR PAYROLL tor in choosing a carrier or policy, technology, services and equip[2] it is obviously important. The ment can help lower claims and NATURE OF YOUR BUSINESS amount of the premium is primarthe associated costs. Taking a ily driven by three factors: the proactive approach to prevent [3] size of your payroll, the nature of injuries and building a culture of COMPANY’S HISTORY your business and your own comsafety in your workplace will OF WORKERS’ pany’s history of workers’ comhelp lower premiums and reCOMPENSATION CLAIMS pensation claims (experience). duce wasted spend. Make safety a regular topic at meetings ASK TO CHECK YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY’S and discuss with your employees the adverse efEmployers have incentives outside of workfect that multiple workers' compensation claims ers’ compensation to control the amount of their can have on the business and your ability to offer payroll, but large payrolls are often inevitable in additional benefits and higher wages. Discuss successful businesses. Payroll figures are usuyour company's safety goals with employees and ally self-reported by employers, but insurance keep them updated on the results. companies have the right to audit those numbers Need additional incentives? Many insurance to determine your final premium. Request and recompanies and state insurance funds offer disview the audit paperwork to ensure that you counts for employers who maintain a formalized agree with the final calculations and that your safety program. employees are properly classified.

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CLASSIFICATION OF YOUR EMPLOYEES Correct classification of employees is a significant issue in driving premiums (office workers cost less to insure than factory workers). Applicants are the ones who initially classify employees, but premiums can unexpectedly double or triple once the insurance company audits your workplace and reclassifies your workers. When shopping for a new policy, know that the numbers quoted are only estimates, subject to “adjustment” after an audit. If you feel that the controlling rating bureau in your state has inappropriately reclassified your workers, you should hire an attorney and pursue an appeal. Classification definitions differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so employers with operations in multiple states need to ensure they are properly classified in each state.

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IT’S A BUYER’S MARKET. ASK ABOUT THESE IMPORTANT POLICY OPTIONS.

Depending on the size of your business and your claims history, you may be in a position to demand policy options that allow you to control the handling of your injury claims.

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DEDICATED CLAIMS HANDLING Most employers will find it beneficial to develop a relationship with the claims professionals responsible for their injury claims. Larger companies may have dozens of active claims at any given time. But even if you only have a few current claims, it is easy to see the benefits of having all of those claims handled by one claims adjuster, or a dedicated team of adjusters. You will want to work with claims professionals who know and care about your business. If you don’t request this, you could find your claims being


spread among several adjusters, none of whom has any familiarity with your company. A claims adjuster’s relationship with his or her client is important in workers’ compensation, where each week that goes by is a lost opportunity to limit the drip-drip-drip of a workers’ compensation claim.

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ATTORNEYS Employers will want to ensure that they have the right to select their own attorneys to handle litigation arising from workers’ compensation claims. By controlling the selection of your counsel, you reap the benefit of your attorney’s experience in representing your business in multiple claims. Your attorney will be familiar with the operations and individual jobs at your plant, and can thus effectively cross-examine employees on those duties. Your chosen attorney will know if your preference is to set-

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tle cases quickly, or fight every case to avoid the appearance of being an easy target for workers’ comp claims. But that won’t happen if the insurance company farms your cases out to different attorneys every time.

MATT WYNN has been representing employers, insurers and third-party administrators throughout the state of Pennsylvania for nearly 25 years through the Law Offices of Matthew S. Wynn LLC, in suburban Philadelphia. He has served as co-chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and has been a featured speaker at Bar Association seminars. Matt has published several articles in The Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer on workers' compensation topics and has appeared several times as a workers' compensation panelist on the television show Christopher Naughton's Law Journal. If you have a suggestion for a workers’ compensation issue that you would like Matt to address in a future column, or if you have a question you would like to discuss, call Matt at (484) 581-7527 or email him at mwynn@wynnlegalteam.com.


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Selecting A Safety Partner?

Six Questions You Need to Ask Before You Do. // DAVID GERHARDT

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LL COMPANIES, regardless of their industry, share one thing in common; their most valuable asset is their employees. But how do you make sure you are doing all you can to protect your most valuable asset? If you are like most conscientious firms, your search to find the ideal safety partner – preferably a comprehensive single-source safety supplier – will include creating a short list of potential organizations who claim they are the perfect company to help you protect your

co-workers. The problem is that no two safety providers are the same. As a result, finding the right partner can be challenging. To assist you in making the proper choice in your safety selection process, we created a list of six essential questions to ask during your vetting process. When you ask these same questions to each potential partner, not only are all prospective safety providers competing on an even playing field, but a comparison of their answers will make it clear which is the right safety partner for your company.


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Will your safety partner provide a comprehensive solution, including EH&S, administrative control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? There are a plethora of companies who will sell you PPE or claim to do safety training. You can even find companies who will come to your facility and conduct a safety audit. The problem with dealing with multiple companies to provide your safety needs is that this approach is disjointed. To have a truly effective safety program, you need a safety partner who can provide a comprehensive safety solution. Which includes assessing your current safety needs and risks as well as creating, documenting and implementing a safety program. In addition, you need to support that program with the proper PPE and training to reduce workplace incidents. Without an end-to-end safety solution that can supplement and help you improve upon the safety measures you already have in place, not only is your team at risk of noncompliance, but the length of time needed to update your safety plan is greatly increased. Moreover, the overall cost of your program is likely to be significantly higher when you deal with multiple providers, as opposed to just one.

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Does your safety partner manufacture their own line of PPE? While it is true many safety companies sell the same national brands, the differentiator is safety partners who manufacture their own line of PPE, not those who simply rebrand their current line with the logo of a safety company. One benefit of working with a safety partner who manufacture’s is the ability to customize product to your specific needs. If a customized glove with attributes not on the market would enhance safety at your facility, a safety partner with manufacturing capability can deliver this glove. This type of flexibility to custom design products and invest in research and development is not offered by traditional safety product distributors. Other benefits of buying a safety partner’s own line of PPE include getting the same and sometimes higher quality as the national brands, but at a lower cost. Several factors influence these lower costs, including lower overhead, no advertising expenses, vertical integration with similar products and lower shipping costs by eliminating the wholesaler.

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Does your safety partner have multiple distribution centers across the country to reduce delivery time? Having the right safety products when you need them is a critical component of keeping your workers safe. Working with a safety partner that has multiple distribution centers across the country assures decreased shipping times and that your safety-related orders will arrive on time. To eliminate the wait time for your safety products altogether, ask your safety provider if they have the ability to create an onsite storeroom at your facility. On a related note, ask your safety partner about their inventory control system, where their customer service call center is located (is it based in the United States?), as well as fill rates. These are all factors you should be considering when selecting your safety partner.

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Is your safety partner more interested in “selling stuff” or creating a culture of safety within your organization? When speaking to a potential safety partner, it will be easy to determine if they are simply interested in selling you product or are truly interested in keeping your colleagues safe. When they focus on sale items, lesser quality products, discounts on overstocked merchandise, and so on, you know they are not Arbill’s | Safer Every Day 21


SIX QUESTIONS

nearly as interested in the safety of your colleagues as they are in moving product. The reality is, while paying the lowest cost for PPE might appear to help your bottom line today, it is only when a comprehensive culture of safety is created that your company can expect real savings. Savings that greatly exceed the couple of cents you may receive on each pair of a bulk glove order. You should be striving for real and significant savings that come from lower incident rates, lower workers’ comp claims and happier employees. A safety partner who can aid you in selecting the best PPE for the job will save you money as well. For example, if you are purchasing lesser quality products, it’s possible the price per piece is lower, but you are going to be using greater quantities throughout the day because of a decrease in quality. As a result, what might appear to be savings, actually will end up costing you more money in the long run.

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Will your safety partner guarantee that they can create and help implement a plan that will reduce the number of incidents at your location(s)? It is important to ensure your safety partner has a proven track record in reducing the number of incidents across an organization and, in turn, reducing the expense associated with keeping your workplace safe. You can judge the confidence of your safety partner to reduce your incident rates by their ability to put skin in the game and offer a money back guarantee if they don’t reduce incidents by at least 10%. Then, and only then, will you know you are working with a true safety partner who is invested in the process to help your workers stay safe while reducing the costs associated with safety. It’s no longer enough to simply purchase the right type of PPE. You need a safety partner who will work with you to identify opportunities for improvement, demonstrate proven strategies to reduce incidents and then provide you with documented cost savings reports. Is your safety partner a trusted advisor who is not trying to “sell” you, but instead “guide” you with options that work best for your organization? Such a relationship will not only help you keep your workers protected, but it will also save you money. This type of relationship is ideal because it satisfies the needs of the procurement office who is trying to reduce costs while also serving the needs of the safety director who needs to reduce incidents.

Is your safety partner committed to protecting your most valuable assets (employees) by recognizing the social impact of a safe working environment – including that human life is priceless? To some safety companies, it’s a numbers game. Sell, or re-sell, as many products as possible to make sales quotas. While other “catalog” companies offer safety items, safety is clearly not their expertise. They consider safety just another product line, not unlike paint brushes or screws. You and your workers deserve better. You deserve to work with safety professionals who want to partner with you, who desire to understand your unique needs, work with you and your workers to find the best solutions, and partner with you to drive down injuries and your overall costs. Having a safety partner who can not only provide your team with the proper PPE but employs a staff of full-time EH&S professionals you can trust, will ensure you are compliant and will actually lower your injury rates.

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If, after your exhaustive search to find the right safety partner, you are no closer to selecting a firm than when you started, let this mantra guide you: “Work with a company that is passionate about safety and helping your workers get home safely every day.” At Arbill, we invest our expertise to help organizations, like yours, keep workers safe. As a company dedicated to worker protection, we see the probability for the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses… and we focus on preventing them. Injuries and fatalities in the workplace weigh heavily on workers and their families, employers and everyone involved in the process. These injuries and fatalities often bring hardship and suffering, down time and increased costs. We know from published statistics that more than three million workers are seriously injured each

year. For many of these workers, the injuries are devastating – physically, emotionally, and financially. At Arbill, we envision a future in which every worker makes it home safely, every day. Working together, we WILL reduce injuries in your workplace. That’s our mission. That's how we can help you combat the rising costs of injuries... and, most importantly, protect your workers. Proper training, education and EH&S services, along with appropriate safety products can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, these injuries along with the associated cost burden. Let Arbill help you reach your goal of “0” injuries this year while growing a culture of safety within your organization. Contact your Arbill representative today to schedule your safety audit or visit www.arbill. com for more information.

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OSHA’s NEW ELECTRONIC INJURY & ILLNESS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

IN EFFECT

If your business hasn’t made safety a top priority, here is a big reason to focus your attention on the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s new electronic reporting rule requires affected businesses to submit their 300 Log injury and illness data to be made publicly available beginning in 2017. Companies will now be able to see how they fare against their competitors, not just against industry averages. This means that existing or potential clients, new hires and interested parties, will be able to look at factual data about your company’s safety performance. This information may be used when weighing options about who to hire or where to work.

OSHA has issued this new electronic reporting requirement, to gather injury and illness data that can be used to make meaningful conclusions about workplace hazards and take measures to prevent accidents. The new rule requires employers with 250 or more employees, and employers with 20249 employees in certain high hazard

industries, to electronically submit their OSHA 300 log documentation. “Since high injury rates are a sign of poor management, no employer wants to be seen publicly as operating a dangerous workplace,” says Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “Our new reporting requirements will ‘nudge’ employArbill’s | Safer Every Day 25


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ers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, job seekers, customers and the public that they operate safe and well-managed facilities.” Michaels also says that access to injury data will help OSHA better target its compliance assistance and enforcement resources at establishments where workers are at greatest risk. Effective August 10, 2016, OSHA requires employers to inform employees of their right to report

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work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation. However, OSHA has delayed their enforcement until November 1, 2016, to provide outreach to the regulated community. To ensure compliance, your company should provide and document this communication and include a signin sheet and a copy of the information provided in the training file. Also make sure that the OSHA 3165 Poster is in an area where employees will see it, such as an employee bulletin board, break room or near the time clock. Note that employers are not allowed to discourage workers from reporting an injury or illness. This new rule is designed to target OSHA’s efforts, by utilizing resources in the most effective manner and motivating employers to be diligent in their efforts to proactively identify and eliminate or control hazards in the workplace. The ultimate goal is to protect the rights, lives and wellbeing of our nation’s workforce; the men and women who have a right to make living without fear of injury, illness or death as a potential consequence of earning a paycheck. For more information on the latest electronic reporting requirement and other valuable OSHA information, visit www.OSHA.gov, or view OSHA’s Fact Sheet at https://www.osha.gov/ Publications/OSHA3862.pdf. . Note: OSHA web pages are now available in Spanish


Seven Steps to Safety Success

safely. Ensure non-native English speakers are provided with training materials they can understand and include temporary workers as required. Remember that training must occur before employees are exposed to hazards.

1. EVALUATE HAZARDS: Identify and evaluate hazards in your workplace. If you do not have a safety professional on staff, working with a safety consultant is recommended.

4. PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT AND PPE: Ensure employees have the correct equipment for their specific jobs and make sure that training is provided prior to equipment being used.

2. DEVELOP SAFETY POLICIES: Work with your safety professional or consultant to create safety policies that are required by OSHA and address topics such as Hazcom/GHS, Emergency Action and Fire Safety, PPE, BBP, and LOTO.

5. ESTABLISH SAFE WORK PROCEDURES: Develop and implement carefully considered procedures to ensure employee safety. Train employees on those procedures and make sure procedures are documented for reference.

3. ADMINISTER TRAINING: Empower employees with the knowledge and understanding they need to work

6. ENFORCE SAFE WORK PRACTICES: Use your companies disciplinary action policy with

swiftness and consistency in the event of an incident. In the event of an OSHA recordable injury or illness, OSHA may ask for evidence that your company applies disciplinary action when appropriate. 7. PERFORM PROMPT FIRST AID, NEAR MISS AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS: Determine the causes of accidents so that they can be corrected and you can take steps prevent future occurrences. Don’t forget, OSHA requires business to report a fatality within 8 hours, and inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye, within 24 hours. Under such circumstances employers can call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627. For more information visit OSHA’s Fact Sheet at https://www.osha.gov/ recordkeeping2014/ OSHA3745.pdf.

NICOLE S. SHEETS, CIH, CSP Nicole Sheets is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with twenty years of experience as a consultant in the fields of industrial hygiene and OSHA compliance and safety. Her experience has been largely divided between performing industrial hygiene air and noise studies, consulting on safety and compliance issues, and providing training on a broad range of OSHA topics, as well as DOT and RCRA. Ms. Sheets serves a diverse client base including manufacturing, construction, insurance and laboratory industries. Arbill’s | Safer Every Day 27


AROUND & ABOUT IN SEPTEMBER, Joan Rouda (aka JR) Arbill’s Service Specialist Supervisor, celebrated 35 years with Arbill. Joan has been a loyal and valued employee with Arbill over her 35 years showing both a deep commitment to the company as well as Arbill’s customers. Joan’s extraordinary level of service has been instrumental in helping to further Arbill’s mission of ensuring each worker goes home safely after every shift. Congratulations Joan and thank you for everything you do!

IN JUNE, Arbill’s Director of Government Affairs Josh Goldstein attended The National Association of Manufacturer’s 2016 Summit. This event was held in Washington DC at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The event provided detailed information on the latest policy issues related to manufacturing and government and served as a forum for businesses and government officials to connect and share ideas.

ARBILL EMPLOYEES Ron Dawkins and Willie Andujar delivered cases of Sqwincher to the Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia to help keep officers well-hydrated during a heat wave in July. The heat wave coincided with the Democratic National Convention and due to the heightened security saw many officers working long hours in the oppressive heat. The FOP was grateful and thanked Arbill with a thoughtful letter in response to the support. Arbill is proud to assist the FOP and thanks them for their service and for keeping everyone safe.

IN JUNE, the team from Arbill attended WBENC’s National Conference and Business Fair. The theme of the event was “Join Forces. Succeed Together” with the goal of joining forces across corporate and government members to fuel economic growth and open up new channels of revenue. Arbill was proud to sponsor and participate in this event along with hundreds of other organizations and will continue to support the great work done by the WBENC. Pictured left to right are David Glass, David Gerhardt, Robyn Zlotkin, Krisanthe Karagiannis and Julie Copeland.

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Arbill is improving workplace safety throughout the United States with its patent pending SafetyCare solution. After a comprehensive safety assessment of your facilities – that examines more than 400 potential safety-related issues – Arbill designs two prescription options for workplace safety at your facilities. You chose the prescription plan that best suits your company to improve safety, reduce injuries, and assure OSHA compliance. OPTION 1: SafetyCare prescription offering for OSHA compliance. OPTION 2: SafetyCare prescription offering for Arbill’s award winning brand promise of a guaranteed 10% reduction in incidents.

SafetyCare Contact Arbill today to schedule an assessment of your safety needs. From complex EH&S issues to safety and sustainability programs and policy development, the Arbill EH&S Solutions team is your go-to resource for EH&S problem solving, OSHA compliance and injury reduction. For more informa on contact EH&S Advisor Lisa Miller at lmiller@arbill.com or call 215-290-8802.


PRODUCT REVIEWS

In each issue of Safer Every Day we will feature safety-related products that provide a high level of protection, safety and the peace of mind that safety professional are looking for when sourcing products to keep their coworkers accidentfree. If you have questions about any of the products shown, or if you would like to make a purchase, contact Arbill at 800-523-5367.

Arm Protection ITEM ID: A186500 BRAND: WELLS LAMONT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT NAME: SKC SLEEVE

SKC sleeves by Wells Lamont Industrial are lightweight, durable and protective. Constructed of a unique blend of fibers, SKC sleeves provide ANSI Level 3 cut resistance and protection against flames and sparks. Its blousy fit offers superior comfort and breathability. Available with and without thumbhole and also in a wide design for larger biceps. 30 Arbill’s | Safer Every Day


Minimize cuts, bruises and fractures with impact resistant gloves Impact Resistant Gloves Multi-hazard protection ANSI A7 Cut Protection

I2459

I2459 provides ANSI A7 cut resistance and superior impact protection. Its form-fitting machine knit shell delivers outstanding comfort and dexterity while the sandy nitrile palm coating maintains a firm grip in wet, dry and oily work environments. LEARN MORE →

Kevlar® Lined Goatskin Leather I2430 is made of grain goatskin leather and designed to offer a high level of comfort, flexibility and durability. Its Kevlar® liner provides ANSI A3 cut resistance and its TPR pads provide superior impact protection. I2430

LEARN MORE →

Order a sample today! (800) 247-3295 marketing@wellslamont.com

To see our full line of gloves visit www. wellslamontindustrial.com


PRODUCT REVIEWS

Anti-Fog Glasses ITEM ID: DM1220PF BRAND: MCR SAFETY PRODUCT NAME: MCR SAFETY DOMINATOR™ MCR Safety Dominator™ series core feature includes wire core independently adjustable nose pads to fit most facial profiles. The Dominator™ 2 are available with MAX3™ scratch resistant coating providing three times greater resistance, MAX6™ anti-fog coating which is proven to provide six times greater fog-resistance, or BossMan™ mirror lens coating.

Cold Weather Mechanic Glove

Winter Leather Glove

Cold Weather Glove

ITEM ID: A16900X (1-5) BRAND: TRULINE PRODUCT NAME: GEARHEAD 140

ITEM ID: A17690(1-5) BRAND: TRULINE PRODUCT NAME: ROAD HAWG 120

ITEM ID: A18329(1-5) BRAND: TRULINE PRODUCT NAME: SPARTAN

Everything you want in a winter glove – waterproof, durable and comfortable to keep hands warm and dry where other gloves fall short! The GearHead 140 also boasts a terry pad for sweat relief and a Neoprene hook and loop closure cuff.

This winter glove features a hi-viz orange back and reflective stripe for all your cold weather jobs. A knit wrist cuff keeps snow and ice out while the black colored palm helps hide dirt and extend the overall life of the glove. Shirred elastic back, 3” grain pull tab and reinforced leather welts on fingers.

The Spartan 110 boasts incredible comfort with excellent wet or dry grip capabilities for cold weather applications. The 3⁄4 specially formulated PVC coating has an added raised texture for increased wear and gripping properties compared to traditional gloves.

If you would like to have a product considered for inclusion in the Product Review section, please click here, provide your contact information and describe the product you would like to include.

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WHY SUPERIOR GLOVE? White

• Free Samples • Onsite glove reviews & risk assessment

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• Personalized in-house training programs • Webinars / Lunch and learns

SEE PAGES 34 and 37 to see featured products.

Pantone


PRODUCT REVIEWS

MSA Gas Detector ITEM ID: 10165445 BRAND: MSA PRODUCT NAME: ALTAIR 5X GAS DETECTOR WITH PID

Pigskin Gloves ITEM ID: 3450L BRAND: MCR PRODUCT NAME: 3450 Pigskin gloves have excellent abrasion resistance. Offers greatest breathability because of the porous nature of the hide and becomes softer with use and it inherently retains natural softness after exposure to water. The 3450 features; premium grade pigskin, fleece lined, keystone thumb, and shirred elastic back.

Disposable Coveralls

Goat Grain Leather Glove

ITEM ID: 7412B BRAND: LAKELAND PRODUCT NAME: PYROLON® PLUS 2

ITEM ID: A177613 BRAND: SUPERIOR GLOVE PRODUCT NAME: SUPERIOR GLOVE (378GOBKLL)

Second generation Pyrolon® Plus 2 from Lakeland offers wet or dry strength superior to that provided by other traditional Flame Resistant (FR) disposable fabrics. Specifically treated to be oil and water repellant, Pyrolon® Plus 2 is breathable, making this a cool and comfortable garment to wear. Pyrolon® Plus 2 can be used in work environments where hazardous or non-hazardous contaminants may be present and is designed to be worn over primary FRC's and meets the NFPA 2113 requirements for section 5.1.9.

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The ALTAIR 5X Gas Detector measures up to 6 gases simultaneously and is available with integrated PID sensor for VOC detection. Driven by advanced MSA XCell® Sensor Technology, the ALTAIR 5X Detector delivers faster response time, better stability, longer service life, and cost savings over the life of the instrument.

• Goat-grain leather is treated with Oilbloc™ and Waterstop™ for excellent resistance to liquids and oil • Exceptionally tough and abrasion resistant • Seamless-knit, cut-resistant Kevlar® lining for ANSI level-A4 cut protection. • Driver style slips on easily and has elastic backs for snug fit. • Level 4 arc-flash resistant.


Chemical Protective Coverall PRODUCT REVIEWS

ITEM ID: C71157 BRAND: LAKELAND PRODUCT NAME: ChemMAX® 1 Lakeland’s ChemMax®1 offers the quality, durability and protection needed, in a costeffective, entry level, chemical protective fabric. ChemMax®1 is constructed with a unique polyethylene barrier film and a continuous filament polypropylene nonwoven substrate, and is available with serged, bound or sealed seams for scalability of protection. Whether in manufacturing, environmental clean-up or chemical handling, you can trust the ChemMax®1 family of products for the chemical protection you require.

Liquid Tight Coveralls ITEM ID: TJ198TWHLG0025PI BRAND: DUPONT PRODUCT NAME: TYVEK® 800J Tyvek® 800J garments combine resistance to low-concentration, water-based, inorganic chemicals with the strength and durability of Tyvek® thanks to an innovative fabric technology and enhanced garment design. They are also suitable for applications such as industrial cleaning, chemical packaging and redistribution, waste treatment and disposal, and environmental remediation

High Performance Protective Garment ITEM ID: A204603 BRAND: DUPONT PRODUCT NAME: PROSHIELD® 50 ProShield® 50 garments are suitable for protection against non-hazardous particles, light liquid splash and aerosols in many industrial applications. ProShield® 50 garments are made with a microporous film that is laminated to a spun bonded polypropylene substrate that would benefit such industries as Janitorial, Sanitation, and general industrial maintenance.

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Latchways Twin Leg (MSA)

V-Gard® Protective Hat

ITEM ID: 63111-00F BRAND: MSA PRODUCT NAME: LATCHWAYS TWIN-LEG MINI PFL

ITEM ID: A305610 BRAND: MSA PRODUCT NAME: V-GARD® PROTECTIVE HAT

MSA’s Latchways® Twin-Leg Mini PFL with TwinLink Connector is designed for maximum mobility and total versatility. The durable polycarbonate case protects internal mechanisms while allowing dual connection to lifelines. When dual connection is needed for 100% tie-off the Twin-Leg Mini PFL's versatility provides the ultimate in performance, strength and safety.

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.

Goatskin Kevlar Lined Glove ITEM ID: 370GFKLL BRAND: SUPERIOR GLOVE PRODUCT NAME: SUPERIOR GLOVE (370GFKLL) • Palm lined with fine-gauge Kevlar® knit gives a precise fit for increased touch sensitivity. • Goatskin is durable while maintaining highest tensile strength. • Kevlar® sewn throughout for heat resistance and seam integrity • Gusseted split-cowgrain gauntlet cuffs for easier donning. • Heat protection up to 176°F (80°C)

If you would like to have a product considered for inclusion in the Product Review section, please click here, provide your contact information and describe the product you would like to include.

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under the auspices of the united states Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) collects and publishes data on a wide array of safety-related issues. With statistics supplied by OSHA, in each issue of Safer Every Day we will give you the opportunity to test your safety knowledge. To play, simply select which of the multiple choice questions is correct. Get five out of five right and you can consider yourself an expert. Three or four correct and your score is average. Get below 3 correct and you have some work to do to enhance your knowledge of OSHA stats.

O S H A

BY THE NUMBERS

Which of the following industries had the most reported cases of nonfatal injuries that forced employees to spend time away from work?

About how many workers is an osha inspector responsible for in the united states?

A. Construction

B. 50,000

B. Trade, transportation & utilities

C. 59,000

C. Manufacturing

D. 63,000

D. Agriculture

E. 70,000

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4

A. 45,000

E. Natural resources & mining

B. 13

On the list of the top 10 most frequently cited osha violations, fall protection has been the number one violation for the past six years. Which of the following had an even longer standing at the top of the list before 2010?

C. 16

A. Hazard communication

Worker deaths in america are down on average, from about 38 worker deaths a day in 1970 to _ a day in 2014. 2

A. 8

D. 22 E. 25

On average, how many days would an injured employee spend away from work in 2014? 3

5

B. Scaffolding C. Respiratory protection D. Electrical wiring methods E. Lockout/tagout

A. 6 B. 7 C. 8 D. 9 E. 10

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ANSWERS ANSWER: C – Roughly 440,500 cases of nonfatal occupational injuries were reported by the manufacturing industry in 2014. Within this group, fabricated metal, food, and transportation equipment manufacturing each made up 15% of the total reported cases.

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ANSWER: B – worker deaths in america are down on average, from about 38 worker deaths a day in 1970 to 13 a day in 2014.

2

ANSWER: D – the median days away from work to recuperate in 2014 was 9 days, which was one day more than reported in 2013.

3

ANSWER: C – federal osha is a small agency; with state partners, they have approximately 2,200 inspectors responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers, employed at more than 8 million worksites around the nation – this translates to about one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers.

4

ANSWER: B – scaffolding violations have been cited 102,514 times in the history of the list. Although fall protection has remained at the top of the list since 2010, companies have had a history of violating the standard regulations of scaffolding, which was the number one violation every year up until 2010. These two violations have steadily been in the top 3 on the list of safety violations.

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ASK A LAWYER

Am I Now a “Joint Employer”?

T

he National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently changed the standard for determining when a company becomes a “joint employer.” Under the new standard, two companies are deemed joint employers if the host employer has any indirect or even potential control of the contracted company’s employees. This extends liability much further than the old standard, under which a company would become a joint employer

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Stay out of key employment decisions of the contracted company’s employees (e.g., hiring, firing, promotions and wage decisions). This remains one of the largest factors suggesting joint employer status under the newly broadened standard.

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only if it had “direct and immediate” control over employees. In effect, business owners have been given a broad, vague standard and now must attempt to determine whether they affect nonemployees’ work “enough” to be labeled a joint employer. This requires a very fact-specific, case-bycase inquiry, throwing the status of many manufacturers into doubt. When a company is deemed a joint employer, it is exposed to liability for the employees’ actions, despite possibly having little or no control over their employment. Joint employers are also responsible for compliance under labor laws, including complying with the potential unionization of these employees. Under the new standard, manufacturers that contract with staffing firms, janitorial services or catering companies are at risk of becoming joint employers for these staff. Though manufacturers likely are not responsible for these employees day-to-day, they might now be legally responsible for their actions. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is fighting the NLRB’s extension of this unmerited and unexpected liability. In a filed brief, the NAM argued that the NLRB was wrong to create this new standard and should instead return to its decades-old precedent. The legal battle is ongoing, and the NAM will continue to fight for manufacturers on this issue. This content is provided by the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action. Please note the Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute is here to help you. If you have any questions about the NLRB’s new joint employer standard and how it applies to your business, please contact us at mci@nam.org.

Give direction to the contracted company’s ownership, not the contracted company’s employees. Control over day-to-day operations strongly suggests joint employer status.

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Consult outside counsel if regularly engaged with staffing, janitorial or similar companies to determine the risk of being labeled a joint employer and understand the scope of potential liability.

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L A K E L A N D

F R

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C A S E

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vs. FR Alternates

Are You Using Chinese Disposable FR Spunlace or FR SMS? If You Are, You Need Our Latest Pyrolon® Plus 2 vs. FR Disposables Study. Recently, a number of secondary disposable FR garments made of lower cost Chinese fabric have entered the work place. Lakeland had several of them tested and found that Disposable FR Spunlace and FR SMS offer surprisingly little ability to protect wearers from potentially life-threatening burns. In other words, they don’t work. However, Pyrolon® Plus 2 Disposable Coveralls do work. In fact, Pyrolon provides the best secondary protection in the marketplace.

If the disposable garment you have selected is not providing true FR protection, you are only wasting money and can actually be decreasing worker safety. In our study, you’ll learn about: • FR Clothing Repellancy Testing using water, alcohol and oil • Burn Data Statistics on competitive FR

coveralls • Flame Response Testing • And more!

Don’t be mislead by low cost FR fabrics. They don’t work. Pyrolon® Plus 2 does! Click here to download your Lakeland Pyrolon® Plus 2 Comparison Study Guide Today!

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T The Most Common Injuries that Affect Our Troops… and they Don’t Come from Weapons // MAT THEW PEZZA

MARKETING ASSOCIATE, ARBILL

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he men and women serving in our country’s armed forces have some of the most physically demanding jobs. Aside from putting their lives on the line in times of war, they are continuously working hard and training to handle any physical demand. When we ahear the words “injury”and “military” in the same sentence, our first thought is that these words are referring to combat wounds; shot, stabbed, being close to an explosive, and the like. What is surprising is that in the past twenty years, common musculoskeletal injuries have become the leading health threat to troops. According to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, 77% of war wounds are attributed to musculoskeletal injuries such as strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures. Soldiers regularly carry 60-100 pounds of equipment on their back and are forced to walk or run over rough terrain which puts a lot of stress on the muscles and joints. However, while soldiers prepare and train their bodies to endure this, they often build into activity too quickly which puts them at an even greater risk of injury. In 2014, overexertion (of any type) accounted for 28.4% of all non-battle military injuries. Similarly, in 2012 6.2% of all injuries that required hospitalization resulted from sports or athletics. Keith Hauret, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) observed that “Non-battle injuries resulted in more medical air evacuations from Afghanistan and Iraq than battle injuries” and that “the leading causes of these non-battle injuries were physical training and sports.” The amount of injuries due to overtraining in the military is costing millions of dollars in medical costs to reimburse the affected troops. Effectively preventing non-battle injuries requires soldiers to look at training from a more conservative standpoint. For example, someone who wants to start lifting weights and has never been to a gym would most likely hurt themselves lifting more than their own bodyweight, rather than starting small and slowly building up the workload. They can effectively train their bodies to withstand the pain of moving around with equipment if they do it properly from the start. The most common training that results in overuse injuries is excessive running. Pushing the limit of one’s


own physical fitness through running by overloading the muscles but also on a daily basis can cause complicafrom improper form. Form is the key tions mainly in the feet, ankles, and to strengthening the right muscles lower legs. To get the same cardiovasmore effectively. Lifting with impropcular benefits as running, soldiers can er form frequently enough allows modify their training regimen to include the body to familiarize the specific days of low-impact aerobic workouts way the weights are lifted. Since the like swimming, biking, rowing, the wrong muscles are targeted, the person doing the work risks not knowelliptical machine, or basic strength training. Soldiers who are looking to ing how much is too much. A person run more should only increase their could be bench pressing thinking distance or duration by 10% of their they are building strength in their workload From the previous week, but chest, but because their arms are of war wounds are should not be forced to run if injured. in the wrong position they are putattributed to In 2014, lower extremities injuries ting all the pressure on their triceps, musculoskeletal which is a much smaller muscle. accounted for an estimated 90-120 injuries days lost or restricted duty per person. With more military injuries sufExercising with weights should fered from non-combat-related also be approached the same way. activities, protecting our countries Though soldiers will inevitably need to be able to bravest from injuries needs to extend beyond the lift a lot, it is better to build muscular strength and battlefield. With the appropriate precautions, the endurance slowly by starting with lighter weights number of non-combat injuries can be reduced. and building up to higher weights through each The impact of this reduction goes beyond dolsession. Injuries that occur from weight lifting affect lars and cents by improving the lives of our military the shoulders and back, and are caused not only during and after their service to our country.

77%

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SAFETY CALENDAR In each issue of Safer Every Day, we’ll keep you updated with a list of EH&S events EVENT

DATE

LOCATIONS

FOCUS

The 65th Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference

09/28/2016 - 09/29/2016

Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201

Cutting-edge education, best practices, peer networking and demonstrations

Environmental, Health & Safety Exchange

09/28/2016-09/29/2016

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel / Washington, DC

Development and professional practice of environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing

2016 IADC Human Factors Conference & Exhibition

10/04/2016-10/05/2016

Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas, USA

Awareness of the human contribution to catastrophic and process safety events

Safety & Health Summit Conference and Tradeshow

October 6, 2016

Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center 3321 South 72nd Omaha, NE

Education, Tradeshow, Networking for professionals

Manufacturing Day

October 7th, 2016

Arbill Headquaters 10450 Drummond Road Philadelphia, PA 19154

Safety industry trends Details on new OSHA Strategies to minimize exposure to workers’ comp claims.

National Safety Council

Congress: 10/15/2016-10/21/2016 Expo: 10/17/2016-10/19/2016

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

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occuring in the next few months. REGISTRATION LINK

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

COST

CONTACT

CLICK TO REGISTER

Safety and Health

Booths Standard: $725 Premium: $850 Mobile: $850

888-451-2004, info@wagovconf.org

CLICK TO REGISTER

IIA members and nonmembers alike, including environmental, health, and safety; process safety management; product stewardship auditing professionals, and internal auditors interested in learning how managing and identifying risks of environmental, health and safety brings value to an organization.

Members: $695 Nonmembers: $910

407-937-1111 or CustomerRelations@theiia.org

CLICK TO REGISTER

Safety Professionals, Employers, And Employees

$600/attendee

Josh Sanchez at joshua.sanchez@iadc.org or 713-292-1945

CLICK TO REGISTER

Safety, health, HR, and environmental professionals

N/A

safety@safenebraska.org, 402-896-0454

CLICK TO REGISTER

To learn more about National Manufacturing Day visit: http://www.mfgday.com/

No Fee

800-523-5367 info@arbill.com

CLICK TO REGISTER

Health And Environmental Professionals

(Early rate) Non-member: $800 Member: $655

630-285-1121 customerservice@nsc.org

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SAFETY CALENDAR EVENT

DATE

LOCATIONS

FOCUS

OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference

10/26/2016-10/27/2016

Irving Convention Center University of Texas Arlington 500 West Las Colinas Blvd Irving, Texas

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new and ever changing safety products, processes, procedures and technology in the construction industry.

OSHA/Safety Roundtable

October 27, 2016

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge 260 Mall Boulevard King of Prussia, PA 19406

Help safety directors better understand and eliminate costly safety problems, keeping employees safe and your company in compliance, and avoiding the potential for fines and penalties down the road

Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference

10/31/2016 - 11/01/2016

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA

Reduce accidents and injuries for workers across all industries and occupations by presenting a series of workshops that address current safety best practices

Utility Safety Conference & Expo

11/01/2016-11/03/2016

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd. , Glendale, Arizona 85305

Growth, learning, and networking with utility professionals

2016 Ip Utility Safety Conference & Expo

11/1/2016 - 11/3/2016

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd. , Glendale, Arizona 85305

Utility safety educational sessions, utility safety companies displaying their latest products, and networking opportunities

FRONTLINE UTILITY LEADERSHIP: 2 DAY HAZARD ID

11/3/2016 - 11/4/2016

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd. , Glendale, Arizona 85305

FRONTLINE Utility Leadership is a highly interactive and engaging education series developed by leading industry experts. It is designed to lead the next generation down the path to becoming well-qualified and highly effective frontline utility leaders.

North Carolina Safety Congress

11/17/16-11/18/16

4800 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217 704-527-8400

The latest safety and health topics

Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference 2016 Exploration and Production

11/29/2016-11/30/2016

Houston, TX

This conference gathers key decision makers within management and executive positions to foster a better understanding of how industry and OSHA can work together to improve safety performance through cooperation, best practices, knowledge sharing, and relationship building.

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REGISTRATION LINK

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

COST

CONTACT

CLICK TO REGISTER

Construction Industry

Attendee Fee: $495 Exhibitor Fee: $2,250

866-906-9190 events@UTA.edu

CLICK TO REGISTER

Concerned safety professionals

Non-member: $100 Member: $75 Exhibitor: Non-member: $375 Member: $450

877-866-8965

CLICK TO REGISTER

Safety Professionals, Employers, And Employees

Full Conference Attendee: $200 8x10 Exhibit: $575

N/A

CLICK TO REGISTER

Utility Safety & Operations Professionals

Conference Pass: $999

623-937-3700 info@incident-prevention.com

CLICK TO REGISTER

Utility Safety & Operations Professionals

Member: $799 Non-member: $999

815-459-1796 info@usoln.org

CLICK TO REGISTER

Utility Safety & Operations Professionals

Member: $499 Non-member: $599

815-459-1796, info@usoln.org

CLICK TO REGISTER

Safety professionals

$295 Member $395 Non-Member

Chip McDonald at 704-644-4218

CLICK TO REGISTER

Safety and Health industry

$595

The University of Texas at Arlington, OSHA Education Center Phone: 817-272-2581 Toll free: 866-906-9190

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SAFETY CALENDAR EVENT

DATE

LOCATIONS

FOCUS

Northeast Regional Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition

December 2, 2016

Westin Forestal Village, Princeton, NJ

Designed to align the synergies of risk, safety, environmental, medicine, and engineering into a premier annual event

CUSP PROGRAM

12/6/2016 - 12/7/2016

USOLN Training Center 360 Memorial Drive Lower Level Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

The Certified Utility Safety Professional certification program is the only program that offers safety credentials to utilities, related contractors and communication providers.

2017 IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference & Exhibition

02/07/2017-02/08/2017

Omni Hotel Houston Westside, Houston, TX, USA

This conference will examine a range of topics impacting accident prevention, environmental protection, competency, and training in the drilling industry.

CGA Excavation Safety 811 Conference and Expo

03/14/2017-03/16/2017

Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando FL

Providing educational content about protecting buried assets

The Int’l Pipeline, Oil and Gas Safety Conference and Exhibition

03/14/2017-03/16/2017

Houston, TX

Oil and Gas Safety practices

Michigan Safety Conference

04/11/2017-04/12/2017

Novi, MI

Pre-Accident Investigations

Statewide Safety Expo Training and Management Conference

04/12/2017-04/13/2017

Cosumnes River College 916-442-8991 8401 Center Parkway Sacramento, California 95823

Safety training and management focused

Workers’ Compensation and Disablity Conference and Expo 2016

11/30/2016-12/02/2016

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

demonstrate the latest products and services available in the workers’ comp and disability industries - See more at: www.wcconference.com/expo. html#sthash.7Kcshenl.dpuf

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REGISTRATION LINK

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

COST

CONTACT

NOT YET AVAILABLE

Safety Professionals, Employers, And Employees

N/A

973-300-0144 info@njaiha.org

CLICK TO REGISTER

Utility Safety & Operations Professionals

Member: $1,049 Non-member: $1,473

815-459-1796 info@usoln.org

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Safety Professionals, Employers, And Employees

$550 per attendee

Josh Sanchez at joshua.sanchez@iadc.org or 713-292-1945

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Liz at liz@EmailIR.com

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Jackie Smith registration@oilandgassafety conference.com 832 486 0095

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517-203-0737 General Questions: denise@michsafetyconference.org Registration Questions: tracy@michsafetyconference.org Exhibit Questions: exhibits@michsafetyconference.org

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Safety professionals

Early Registration: $95 Group discount: $85 Late and on-sight:$150

916-442-8991

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EHS professionals

Standard: $1495 Teams of 4-9: $1095

1-800-727-1227

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