AlaCOMP provides news and OSHA Updates to all members. Each entry is packed with vital safety tips, updates to claims processes and information on the annual seminar devoted to safety and workers’ compensation subjects.

  • Seasonal Safety Tips

    December 28, 2017
    Winter Safety Tips: Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving behavior by ensuring workers recognize the hazards of winter weather driving. Set and enforce driver safety policies. Implement an effective maintenance program for all vehicles and mechanized equipment that workers are required to operate. Have properly trained workers inspect the vehicle systems to determine if they are working properly. One thing many workers fail to consider when…

  • Lockout/Tagout: Controlling Hazardous Energy

    December 15, 2017
    Lockout/Tagout procedures are used to control hazardous energy when making repairs or adjustments to machinery or other types of equipment. Types of Hazardous Energy: Electrical Thermal Pneumatic Chemical Stored Gravitational Hydraulic Motion Risk of not properly utilizing a Lockout/Tagout program: Chemical Exposure Burns Amputations Crushed by/between Fractures Procedures for locking out equipment: Make sure all affected employees are notified. Run through normal shutdown procedures. Place all…

  • Hazard Alert: What is the GHS?

    September 15, 2017
    Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals—better known as GHS—was put in place to standardize the way we classify and label chemicals. It also simplifies the approach to defining physical, health and environmental hazards of chemicals. Although many countries already had regulatory systems in place for communicating hazardous information regarding chemicals, the differences were enough that they required multiple classifications, labels and…

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