The end of the year is upon us. Whatever industry you happen to be in, that means an increase in work as you plan for 2018 and finish up all the 2017 action items. This week’s regulatory round up might help you get there with some fresh ideas and initiatives you can jump on board with. Enjoy! – Matt Luman, Outreach Trainer and Product Manager for EHS.
November 5 – This Sunday, November 5th, marks the end of this year’s Daylight Savings Time. This means that more people will find themselves driving in the dark as they make their way to and from work. Shorter days, compromised vision at night, and increased chance of bad weather can be a dangerous combination. Increase your awareness and follow some tips from the National Safety Council by clicking the link above.
November – SeminarFest 2018 is happening February 1-8, 2018 at The Rio in Las Vegas. Full days of in-depth discussions and activities is planned. Over 90+ courses to choose from spanning 10+ areas of focus. This event will have something for everyone in General Industry and Construction. Start making plans now to attend, set up by the American Society of Safety Engineers.
October 31 – The latest report from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) states that construction jobs have increased in 35 states and D.C. between September 2016 and September 2017. 26 states also have added jobs between August and September. Construction employment is assumed to be higher if more qualified workers were available. Contractors are busy and expect to stay that way. This is the perfect time to get OSHA Outreach training in construction and get qualified to work.
November – March 15-16, 2018 in Orlando Florida will be the home to the 2018 Safety in Action Conference. Make plans now to attend this two-day conference that will present topics such as advanced interaction skill building, coaching and influencing, leadership behaviors, and more. This workshop style conference will no doubt sharpen your skills and make your safety culture better at your job.