July 2017

Also in the July 2017 Issue:

The Essential Elements of a Successful Safety Program

A strong and successful safety program is critical for all businesses, particularly those in the construction industry. Of course, it can be difficult to truly implement and sustain a culture of safety that will provide for the ongoing support and protection of all employees. Fortunately, there are a number of resources that can help you

OSHA Regulatory Update

Insulation Outlook staff recently reached out to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to get an update on the latest regulatory developments. In April, OSHA delayed enforcement of the silica standard that applies to the construction industry from June 23, 2017 to September 23, 2017. The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary.

The New OSHA Silica Standard

More than a year ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated a new standard for addressing respirable crystalline silica. The Standard was effective on June 23, 2016, but enforcement was only to begin in the construction industry on June 23, 2017, and in the general industry on June 23, 2018. Recently, OSHA delayed

How HR Can Promote Flexibility in Blue-Collar Jobs

When Rachael Sobon, SHRM-CP, started her job as the first human resources (HR) professional at CRP Industries 10 years ago, she quickly saw room for improvement. Sobon understood that the daily deadlines of a bustling warehouse required many of the Cranbury, New Jersey–based company’s 180 workers to be onsite at certain hours. However, she also

Managing Safety Performance: Warning: Complacency Ahead!

Leaders the world over face the same tough safety challenges that stand in the way of 0 injuries. These challenges begin with attitude and awareness; change, communication, and compliance; and risk and training. If everyone is going to go home alive and well at the end of every day, these challenges need to be met

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