Safety Webinars

ASA Webinar Library

As a free service to our members and industry partners, the ASA Safety Committee sponsors quarterly webinars on current topics and updates on new and improved best practices. By working with subject matter experts in various industries, ASA's members and their employees are given the value of learning at the comfort of your desk.

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for Coronavirus

November 2021

The US Department of Labor has posted a WEBINAR as one of the many tools to aid you in navigating the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard in helping to mitigate risk and contraction of Covid19 in the workplace. Please use this as part of your toolkit regarding the vaccination, testing and masking of employees, and help keep your employees safe.

Preventing Workplace Violence

March 2019

The threat of violence is a reality in the modern workplace. Each year, nearly 2 million U.S. workers report having been victims of workplace violence – and that is only the reported cases.

The presenter is Shawna Neilson, AIC, AIM, AIS, Director of Risk Management Services at Gibson.

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Updates on new Walking-Working Surfaces Rules and Regulations

Thursday, August 3, 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips, trips and falls cause the majority of workplace accidents and cost employers billions of dollars in lost productivity and business. OSHA finalized the Walking-Working Surfaces rule that revised Subpart D in its entirety. Since that time, many employers have struggled to understand the depth and breadth of the changes, as well as the impact on their workplace.

Many of the new requirements became effective January 17, 2017. However, OSHA extended the compliance dates for a few requirements. Employees were supposed to have been trained by May 17 on fall and equipment hazards, and by November 20, employers need to verify certification of their anchorage for rope decent systems. Is your company on track? If not, click below to learn more.

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OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rules

Monday, December 12, 2016 

Beginning July 2017, businesses will be required to submit their injury and illness data electronically to OSHA. In addition, beginning on December 1, businesses will also be scrutinized for any incentive plans they have in place, drug-testing they administer and any appearance of anti-retaliation measures.

1) Firms w/250+ workers to annually submit to OSHA 300 Logs, 300A Annual Summaries, and 301 Incident Reports; 
2) Firms w/20+ workers to annually submit 300A Annual Summaries; 
3) A prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses, including limits to drug testing and safety incentive programs.

Experts from the law firm Conn, Maciel, Carey LLP, specialists in OSHA & Workplace Safety law presented a webinar on December 12.

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confined spaces: regulations update

wednesday, october 12, 2016

do you or your employees perform work in tight spaces? there are regulations that govern this work, to keep them safe and to keep you compliant and help you avoid fines and penalties. osha defines a confined space under 29 cfr 1910.146 as a space that has one or more of the following qualifications:

1) is it large enough for workers to enter and perform tasks?
2) does it have limited or restricted means of entry/exit?
3) is it not designed for continuous occupancy?  

this means that your facility can have a variety of confined spaces, including: boilers, conveyor enclosures, sub cellers, silos, tanks and tunnels. with a number of tasks already on your plate when it comes to your facility’s safety program, it can be overwhelming to understand what is required to reach and maintain regulatory compliance.

industry leaders from brady corporation provided webinar sponsored by asa’s safety committee on wednesday, october 12. 

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lockout/tagout: learn from the pros

march 29 & april 7, 2016

the workplace can be a dangerous place, you wouldn’t keep your inventory in an unsecured location, so why wouldn’t you secure the equipment you’d use to move it, bend it, and cut it? as anyone knows, if you were the last one to touch a machine, then that responsibility to secure it is yours. failure to do so could result in injuries and fines.

this informational series, sponsored by the asa safety committee was presented in two parts:

1) march 29: how to create the proper procedures and written programs, presented by brady corporation.
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2) april 7: prepare for and conduct an audit and the best training tools available, presented by master lock company.
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fall protection saves lives, learn from the pros

november 12, 2015

no fall protection equipment – regardless of how effective – can save an employee unless it is selected correctly for the job application and used properly. osha takes fall protection very seriously. with two federal standards that regulate fall protection, knowing these are a must when using this equipment. 

the webinar was delivered by john eckel, csp, cet, cfps, chcm, sr. technical training specialist - miller fall protection: honeywell safety products, franklin, pa.

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global harmonized standard: hazard communication standard

april 8, 2015

on june 1, 2015, the revised hcs required manufacturer safety data sheets (sdss) to follow a uniform format, including section numbers, named headings, and associated information. since may 2012, an increasing number of chemical manufacturers and distributors have begun to ship their products with sdss that conform to the revised hcs. as such, it is critical that employers train their workers on the ghs elements and new sds format soon. chemical users should feel free to ask questions on the ghs label elements and sdss to ensure their comprehension and understanding. simply providing materials for them to read is insufficient.

the webinar was presented by louisa mayers, director of regulatory services at sdspro. sdspro offers the industry’s leading solutions for sds distribution, regulatory reporting, and hazardous chemical inventory management. the company's regulatory services division authors manufacturer sdss and labels in (46) languages for over two dozen jurisdictions, including usa osha hazard communication standard 2012, canada whmis 2015, and the european union clp, among others.

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a review of osha standards for emergency action planning and response

april 2, 2014

do you know what to do in the event of an emergency such as a fire, bomb threat, or explosion? sven j. rundman iii, supervisory industrial hygienist, directorate of enforcement programs, office of health enforcement (ohe), usdol-osha, provided the following webinar, which reviewed osha standards and guidance related to emergency action planning and emergency response for all types of businesses.

this webinar reviews osha standards and guidance related to emergency action planning and emergency response for all types of businesses. the webinar covered osha’s emergency action plans (29 cfr 1910.38) and hazardous waste operations and emergency response (29 cfr 1910.120) standards and the difference in applicability between the two, incidental releases versus emergency response operations, required plans and procedures, training of covered workers, and available compliance assistance products.

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workplace violence and osha law

july 10, 2013

what should you do if a fight breaks out between two co-workers? what does the law, specifically the occupational safety and health administration (osha) require of you? are you allowed, required or precluded from sharing this information with others? former osha attorney, michael taylor tells members what they need to know in the event that violence occurs in the workplace. 

mr. taylor has litigated hundreds of osha citations, both at the federal and state level, and has managed over fifty cases involving fatalities. he has provided assistance to defense counsel in civil and criminal cases where osha inspections and citations are at issue. mr. taylor previously served as acting general counsel of the occupational safety and health review commission, the federal administrative agency in charge of adjudicating safety and health workplace disputes between osha and private industry. he also served as chief legal counsel and special advisor to the chairman of the occupational safety and health review commission. mr. taylor focuses his practice exclusively on occupational safety and health law. he also provides osha inspection counseling, safety and health compliance counseling, catastrophe management, safety and health audits, safety and health due diligence reviews, and whistleblower representation for clients. he represents employers and trade associations in a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to, health care, chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, electric utility, manufacturing and construction.

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global harmonization system of classification and labeling of chemicals: its effect on your hazcom program

april 9 & 10, 2013

changes are coming for how you will need to label chemicals. in 1992 the united nations identified the harmonization of classification and labeling of chemicals as an area to strengthen. the result was creation of an internationally harmonized approach to classification and labeling for countries to develop programs to ensure the safe use of chemicals.

according to the occupational safety and health administration (osha), the production and use of chemicals is fundamental to all economies. the global chemical business is more than a $1.7 trillion per year enterprise. in the u.s., chemicals are more than a $450 billion business and exports are greater than $80 billion per year.

chemicals affect our lives and the widespread use of chemicals has resulted in the development of sector-specific regulations. having readily available information on the hazardous properties of chemicals, and recommended control measures, allows the production, transport, use and disposal of chemicals to be managed safely. the webinars addresses those in manufacturing, along with those working in the warehouse.

the webinar was presented by msdspro, llc, "the global leader in msds and chemical management". since 1995, msdspro has provided industry-leading msds and chemical inventory management solutions to ensure employee safety with hazardous chemicals.

the two webinars are designed to inform both the manufacturer and non-manufacturer. view the first webinar and view the second webinar.

operator up lift trucks and aerial work platforms - best practices

october 31, 2012

working on elevated surfaces can be very dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. in fact, falls from elevated surfaces are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. many of these falls occur due to improper use of safety gear, faulty equipment or improper training. maintenance workers using aerial work platforms such as scissor lifts and boom lifts and those who use operator up lift trucks including order pickers and swing reaches are especially at risk. this webinar was presented by rudy cuevas, corporate safety administrator with associated integrated supply chain solutions and mark fleishman, operator safety instructor with randall industries.

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industrial steel storage racks - minimizing your risk over the life cycle

march 14, 2012

this webinar was presented by john nofsinger, managing director of the rack manufacturers institute (rmi), and dave olson, president of rmi. moderator for the webinar was rick bryant, asa safety committee chairman and corporate compliance manager at nibco, inc.

subject matter includes:

  • an update on current standards and codes
  • roles and responsibilities of all parties involved
  • application and installation issues
  • labeling
  • rearrangement and repurposing
  • inspection and maintenance
  • resources to help you get the most from your storage rack installation. 


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