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June 2014:

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2014 Employee Safety
CASE STUDIES BY: Judy Lindemann

 

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2014 Employee Safety

We are pleased to suggest articles that you can utilize in your employee safety and wellness communications and training.   

  1. You should have provided training by 12/1/2013 on the new "GHS rules about hazardous materials from OSHA  
GHS labels - Read and Understand Them

 

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system for standardizing how chemicals are labeled and classified across the globe. The GHS is intended to improve understanding of hazards and lead to better handling and use of chemicals in the workplace.

The labels provide workers with immediate visual reminders of hazards. The elements of a GHS-compliant label include:  

  • Product Identifiers: Chemical name, code, quantity, etc.
  • Supplier Information: Manufacturer's company name and contact information.
  • Pictograms: Nine different black symbols on a white background inside a diamond-shaped red border depict the hazard classification of the given chemical.
  • Hazard Statements: Various detailed phrases describing the nature and degree of hazards associated with a chemical, e.g., flammable gas, fatal if swallowed, causes eye irritation.
  • Precautionary Statements: Four types of precautionary statements must be on each label: prevention, response, storage, and disposal.
  • Signal Word: One of two signal words for alerting the level of hazard:
    DANGER-more severe hazards possible.
    WARNING-less serious hazard.
  • Supplemental Information: Any other instructional information that the chemical manufacturer would like to provide.  
If you would like copies of these guides or have questions about procedures for hiring new employees or "on-boarding" (the important first weeks of getting new employees established as productive members of your team), let me know and our team of human resources professionals can assist you.

Call Don Dressler @ 949-533-3742
 
     

 

Judy's experience as a Masters Prepared Nurse Practitioner provides the well-rounded knowledge base necessary to navigate the Worker's Compensation system - supporting both the employer and employee.

Worker's Compensation Case #3:

Issue:  A gentleman injured his back and for over six months had not gone to have his MRI test.  He kept missing his doctor's appointments and he kept cancelling his MRI appointments. 

 

When I finally contacted him and gained his confidence, he told me that he was afraid of the pain he would feel with the test.  So - after our conversation which included a discussion of exactly what to expect for the MRI test - he had the test done the next day! 

 

Every case is different, the same as every injured worker has different needs.  My job is finding out what each particular employee needs to get well and help them successfully meet that need.      

You can contact Judy by phone at: 949-940-5905 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

   

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