Friday, September 3, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend - We are closed Monday


Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Did you know that Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.


Monday, August 9, 2021

OSHA UPDATE - Handbook Revision for Small Businesses




OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration collaborated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to revise a handbook on workplace safety and health information for small business employers.

The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook highlights the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards and review important workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.

Learn more: 

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/08032021



Friday, July 30, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Power Press Operators





IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a request for information seeking information and public input as the agency considers updates to its mechanical power presses standard.

OSHA will use the information received to determine what action, if any, it may take to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining worker safety.

Learn more:
https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/07282021


Monday, July 26, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

 


IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds non-profit organizations that more than $21 million in training grants are available.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides $10 million for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the coronavirus grants.

Learn more: 

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07212021

Friday, July 23, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Construction Safety and Health Meeting

 



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters. It was established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Learn more: 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Tree Care Industry

 



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a memorandum updating its enforcement guidance for compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) when inspecting tree care and tree removal operations.

The memorandum highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations, and provides CSHOs with guidance on some of the OSHA standards that address those hazards.

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07132021

Monday, July 19, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Demolition Contractors



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

Demolition work involves hazards from unknown factors, such as changes or modifications that alter the original design, materials hidden within structural components, and unknown strengths/weaknesses of construction materials, as well as hazards created by the demolition methods used.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Demolition Association recently signed a two-year alliance agreement to protect the safety and health of workers in demolition and related industries.

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07152021-0


Friday, July 16, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Working in Hot Weather



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

OSHA reminds 
employers to protect their employees when they work in hot weather to prevent the dangers of heat illness.

OSHA’s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade.

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region10/07152021

#ehsInc #ehsInternationalInc #OSHA #Safety #Training #HeatAwareness

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

IMPORTANT CAL/OSHA UPDATE - Electronic Submission of Form 300A


IMPORTANT Cal/OSHA UPDATE!

Cal/OSHA requires employers in states regulated by federal OSHA to electronically submit certain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. The electronic submission requirements, along with the incorporation of an existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses, were added to federal OSHA's recording and reporting regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, part1904.

Learn more: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/calosha-updates/log300-reporting.html



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

IMPORTANT CAL/OSHA UPDATE - Wildfire Rural Areas


IMPORTANT Cal/OSHA UPDATE!

Cal/OSHA requires employers to comply with the California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 5141.1 which applies to most outdoor workplaces where the current Air Quality Index (current AQI) for airborne particulate matter 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) is 151 or greater, and where employers should reasonably anticipate that employees could be exposed to wildfire smoke.

Learn more: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/doshreg/Protection-from-Wildfire-Smoke/Wildfire-smoke-emergency-standard.html

IMPORTANT CAL/OSHA UPDATE - Cannabis Industry

 



IMPORTANT Cal/OSHA UPDATE!

All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, and test marijuana products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work.

State of California Department of Industrial Relations requires California employers to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), to comply with the California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 3203. The IIPP must include procedures to identify and correct health and safety hazards in the workplace and provide effective training to all employees so they can perform work safely.

Learn more: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/cannabis-industry-health-and-safety.html

Friday, July 2, 2021

Happy Independence Day!


Happy Independence Day and thank you to all those who serve!

We will be closed on Monday, July 5th.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Equipment Operator Safety Training - Get Certified Today!


Operators of earth movers, forklifts, aerial lifts, backhoe/loaders, front-end loaders, excavators, etc., need to be properly trained before using the equipment.

We offer initial level courses for operators whose training certification has lapsed or who have never received formal training. We also offer refresher level training for those who are in need of re-training.

While OSHA mandates training every 3 years, we recommend receiving refresher training annually to help keep operator safety in the forefront.

Contact us to get a free quote. Remember, students will receive their certification within 24 hours of their completion date via email.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Kaila Krichmar Recognized for Outstanding Contributions as CWEA Safety Committee Chair


Congratulations goes out to Kaila Krichmar for her outstanding contributions as CWEA Safety Committee Chair.

Her commitment to safety in the water/wastewater industry is unapparelled.

Learn more about California Water Environment Association at https://www.cwea.org/

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May is Safe Jobs for Youth Month


Did you know May is Safe Jobs 4 Youth Month? In the US, workers under 25 are almost twice as likely to be injured at work compared to older workers.

Young workers often are unaware of their rights and protections on the job, and less likely to speak up and ask questions if they have concerns. Know your rights. Protect your health.

Learn more at https://youngworkers.org/

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May The 4th Be With You - Star Wars Day


May 4, 2021 - Guess what day it is today? STAR WARS DAY!

Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day observed annually on May 4 to celebrate George Lucas' Star Wars media franchise. Observance of the day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations since the franchise began in 1977.

Google "Star Wars Day" today for a cool surprise :)

Monday, May 3, 2021

May 3-7, 2021 National Safety Stand-Down Week - Help Prevent Workplace Fall Prevention



May 3-7, 2021 is OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down Week.

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 401 of the 1,061 construction fatalities recorded in 2019 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.

Get certified in Fall Protection today!
  • Fall Protection Safety Awareness 
  • Fall Protection Competent Person
  • Fall Protection Train-The-Trainer


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2021


Our mission is to help save lives with every safety training class we conduct. I hope you will join us in honoring those who've lost their lives on the job.

OSHA - Every year, on April 28, the nation recognizes Workers Memorial Day. This is the day we pay our respects to those who lost their lives on the job, and recognize the impact these tragic losses have on families, co-workers, and communities. This year, we also recognize that more than a year into the pandemic, every day essential workers, many of whom are people of color and immigrants, have put their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were sickened or died as a result of just going to work - for simply doing what they had to do to support their families. They were healthcare workers, grocery workers, meatpackers, nurses, delivery drivers, farmworkers, law enforcement officers, teachers, and sanitation workers. We remember and honor every worker who has lost their life to largely preventable fatal injuries and illnesses, and we commit ourselves to fight to make sure that others do not suffer the same terrible fate.

Event Name: Department of Labor's Workers Memorial Day Program
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Event Type: Virtual Event via YouTube
Event open to: General public
Description: The event will honor working people who lost their lives on the job, and acknowledge the families, friends, and coworkers who grieve their loss.

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/workers-memorial/workers-memorial-day

Thursday, March 18, 2021

March 30th - Women in Water Online Panel Discussion: CEO Marjorie Del Toro Shares Her Experiences Working In The Water Sector



More women are joining the California water sector than ever before and moving-up to leadership roles. Major barriers and challenges remain that women face in joining and advancing within our profession.

ehsInc CEO Marjorie Del Toro will be among a diverse panel of women that will share their experiences and insights on the barriers for women entering and advancing in the water sector.

They will discuss key topics for women entering our profession. From available jobs, social norms and biases to the lack of mentorship and advancement opportunities. Hear from women working on the front lines and share your ideas.

Click HERE to register for this event.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Celebrating Women In Construction Week - March 7-13, 2021


Women in Construction Week • March 7-13, 2021.

We're celebrating our leading women in construction! Leah Bates, Kaila Krichmar, Kennedy Bates, Georgette Quinn, and Marjorie Del Toro.

ehsInc would crumble without all of their hard work.

Don't miss out! We are helping sponsor the NAWIC LA and OC County Chapters 2021 WIC Week events beginning Tuesday, March 9th. First 250 registrants receive a gift!



Get Confined Space Trained!



Just sayin'. If you enter tight spaces like this stubborn pen, you may need confined space entry training.

Confined Space Certification Training for:
  • Awareness Level
  • Entry Level
  • Competent Person Level

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Immediate Forklift Trainer Certification


Get certified to train forklift operators at your workplace. Our forklift train-the-trainer virtual training course offers immediate certification.

Students receive:

  • Cloud access to instructor files
  • PDF Student Instructor Manual
  • Lifetime Instructor Certification
Contactless training options:
  • Open-Registration Virtual Training (Next date 04/21/21)
  • Private Virtual Training

Monday, February 22, 2021

Sexual Harassment Prevention Employee Training


Starting this year, California businesses with five (5) or more employees must provide harassment prevention training for supervisory employees (2 hours) and nonsupervisory employees (1 hour) within 6 month of their start date and retrain every two years.

Our 2 hour virtual training course meets the training requirements set forth by SB 1343 for all employees.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Get Certified to Perform Respirator Fit Testing!


Get trained and certified to perform respirator fit testing for tight-fitting respirators, including N95s.

Our virtual training course covers Respiratory Protection overview and Respirator Fit Testing.

The primary reason to fit test an individual is to verify that he or she has been trained to wear a respirator and has, in fact, learned how to put on the face piece correctly. If a person does not know how to use the equipment, the respirator will be less effective, regardless of whether or not it is the right size.

We have our first set of TTT courses for 2021, beginning March 3rd.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Get your MEWP on! Become a certified operator today!


Do you know what MEWP stands for?

Mobile Elevating Work Platform (formerly known as aerial lift)

Call us to get your MEWP on! Get trained today! Blended training available for both virtual and in-person training. We adhere to COVID-19 CDC guidelines.

Click below or on the image above for more information.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Support Local Businesses - Train Local

Support your local safety training company. This Wayne's World throw back commercial was our favorite from this past weekend's Super Bowl. What was yours? 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

NEW 2021 Virtual Training Courses Out Now!


NEW Instructor-led open-registration virtual training courses out now!

Perks to our virtual training courses:

  • Live instructor-led
  • Ask questions via microphone or chat
  • Webcam functionality
  • Interactive tools such as polling, chat menu, presentation, videos, group discussion
  • Immediate certification emailed to you
  • 24/7 Online access to your student profile page to view training activity and download certificate

New private virtual training courses for your group only? We can help! We incorporate your written programs into the training to gain better traction for your employees.

Scan the QR code or click on the graphic above for more information