Tag: safety

Emergency Preparedness and Response for Businesses

Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.  The US OSHA has created a resource for all types of industries to help with planning for natural disasters and general preparedness.

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OSHA Training E-Tools

OSHA’s eTools and the eMatrix are “stand-alone,” interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They are highly illustrated and utilize graphical menus. Some also use expert system modules, which enable the user to answer questions and receive reliable advice on how OSHA regulations apply to their work site

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Participate in Safe + Sound Week 2023: August 7-13

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. This year Safe + Sound Week will provide resources for businesses on mental health and well-being. These materials will be posted before the start of Safe + Sound Week. 

Why Participate? Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

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Free Business Development Webinars (April – June)

The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with BBSI to offer Webinars on some topics that are important to businesses.  They will be hosting three webinars with experts from BBSI talking about each subject and answering questions from the audience.

Webinar #1: Human Resources Best Practices, April 25, Noon- 12:45 p.m.

Webinar #2: Risk and Safety Best Practices, May 23, Noon- 12:45 p.m.

Webinar #3: Strategic Planning, June 20, Noon- 12:45 p.m.

For additional information and to register.

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Construction Safety – National Stand Down to Prevent Falls

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 falls and other job hazards they see.  The first week in May is National Stand Down week.  Learn more by visiting OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down site.

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