Our December 4th meeting was a huge success! We honored our past presidents along with long term service award recipients. We even had a mentalist for entertainment. Please click HERE to see some wonderful pictures of our event.
NJ Chapter Member and Community/Youth Outreach Chairperson, Jack Fearing is presenting a webinar on January 8th. Click HERE for more information and to register.
Documenting and reporting injuries & illness has gotten more complicated with the new requirements for electronic submission. It’s vital safety managers and employers understand these changes, and how to adapt their practices. Join us for this can’t-miss, 60-minute webinar to discover:
- What OSHA’s updated injury & illness recordkeeping standard means for you
- Do you now have to submit your EIN with your injury & illness data submission?
- Which employers must submit forms electronically – and which forms
- Rules for classifying injuries & illnesses – plus how to avoid common errors
- OSHA 300/301 Forms – electronic compliance requirements for 2019
Thank you Jack Fearing (Fearing International Group – a NJ ASSP sponsor) for coordinating this “high flying” chapter meeting event, complemented by a sumptious Jersey Mike’s buffet. Speaker John Griffin, Special Agent FBI (ret) spoke on “Deploying Aviation Assets to Enhance Law Enforcement”: History of FBI Aviation Safety, Mission · Anti-terrorism Initiatives, Use of Drones in the NY TCA” and enthralled the audience. Museum host, Bruce Meyer, presented on the history of aviation and the museum via presentation and video! This museum presents an incredible experience for all ages and we recommend you make time to go there with friends or family. This event, all agreed, was one of the best meetings ever.
ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty has developed a resource guide for contractors that pulls together frequently asked questions about complying with OSHA’s silica standard. The guide addresses issues such as air sampling, the use and sources of objective data, medical surveillance, respirator use and exposure control plans. It also contains links to a wide range of resources that provide detailed information, including OSHA documents, voluntary national consensus standards and tools created by key stakeholder organizations.
“The construction silica regulation is a complex, performance-oriented regulation that gives contractors flexibility for compliance. However, this flexibility also requires contractors to ensure that selected compliance methods protect workers to the maximum extent feasible,” the guide explains. “Contractors should use all available resources, including insurance loss control, private consultants, OSHA consultation, university programs and tool manufacturers, in developing their programs and addressing concerns.”
A free hearing loss prevention seminar is scheduled for October 4th. This will be presented by 3M and the Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety. Please click HERE for more information on the program and how to register.