Event: Arkansas Amputation Prevention Stand-Down
Description: OSHA’s Little Rock Area Office has helped organize this free event on educating employers and workers on the prevention of amputations in the workplace. Companies conduct a stand-down by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on topics such as machine safeguarding and locking machines to prevent accidental start-up during servicing and maintenance. The meeting provides information to workers about hazards, other protective methods such as pullback devices, restraints and two-hand controls, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. During the 10-day period, employers will be able to conduct site activities such as employee training, inspections of machinery where the potential for amputations exist, corrections of any identified machine guarding hazards, and review of lockout/tagout procedures.
Date: Sept. 14-24, 2016
Kickoff event - September 12, 2016
8:00 am - noon
St. Bernard's Healthcare Auditorium
505 East Washington
Jonesboro, AR 72401
View webinar at https://cpro-ced.uta.edu/standdown/
Time: Varies by day
Location: Worksites across Arkansas
To register, record data, and print a certificate of participation: Visit http://oshastanddown.org/
For more information: Contact OSHA’s Little Rock Area Office at 501-224-1841.
Event: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group Meeting
Description: OSHA has asked the Pipeline Work Group to develop recommendations for growing the next generation of occupational safety and health professionals. The public meeting will allow the work group to hear from representatives of professional safety and health organizations and other stakeholders about their initiatives, best practices and model programs to promote careers in occupational safety and health.
Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. ET
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room S-4215-C
Washington, DC 20210
For more information: Read the news release.
Event: OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference
Description: Attendees will learn about new safety products, processes and technology in the construction industry.
Date: October 26-27, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, Texas 75039
For more information: Visit www.oshacon.org.