Tag Archives: training

Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements: Reducing Exposure Amid COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As businesses across the U.S. attempt to reopen safely, dental practices have begun the process of reassessing their needs to provide safe treatment.   Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements Highlighted as Practices Reopen As the world began to shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, on March 16, 2020 […]

CDC Guidelines to Creating and Maintaining Healthy Workspaces After COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As many employers around the United States prepare to reopen their doors, employees are feeling uncertain about the preparations being made for their protection.   Employers Look to Reopen in COVID-19 Aftermath Using CDC Guidelines On May 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that some low-risk business will be […]

Cannabis Industry Hazards & Safety Training

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cannabis industry hazards present themselves in a multitude of forms; providing regular, function-specific, and effective safety training is a vital component to all employers’ efforts to protect their employees and their businesses.   Constantly Shifting Cannabis Industry Hazards & Regular Training The cannabis industry, just like any industry, must be […]

Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA maintains a state health & safety plan that differs in some elements from the federal OSHA plan.   Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA: An Overview Since its establishment in late 1970, federal OSHA has maintained authority over assuring worker health & safety in the United States through a variety of […]

Safety Spotlight: Scaffolding

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Scaffolding can often pose unique and life-threatening hazards to workers.   The Common Use of Scaffolding There are few practices as ubiquitous to the construction industry as scaffolding. These temporary structures are typically used to aid in the construction and/or maintenance of buildings. Scaffolding (also referred to as staging) is […]

OSHA’s “Naughty List”: The Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Federal OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program was developed to focus on the worst safety violators.   OSHA’s Controversial Severe Violator Enforcement Program On June 18, 2010, federal OSHA implemented the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). According to the agency, the SVEP was enacted to, “more effectively focus enforcement efforts on […]

NES Presenting at 2019 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. This year’s California CUPA Conference will be held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA. (Photo: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxah-anaheim-marriott/)   NES Returns to California CUPA Conference NES is returning as a contributor and sponsor of the 2019 California CUPA Conference. Under the theme of “One Team, One Goal,” this year will mark the […]

NES Presenting at 2018 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff This year’s California Cupa Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. (photo: www.tripadvisor.com)   NES Returns to Cal CUPA Conference NES is honored to again be a part of the 2018 Annual Cal CUPA Conference in Burlingame. This will be the 20th anniversary of the event, and the theme this […]

OSHA Final Rule: Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. Workers such as the one pictured here will be directly affected by the revised OSHA regulations governing the use of personal fall protection systems.   New OSHA Regulations on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently published a final rule revising […]

HAZWOPER and Emergency Response Training: Which Do I Need?

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff   This article will help you to decipher the differences between various HAZWOPER and Emergency Response training courses.   HAZWOPER vs. Emergency Response Training Cal/OSHA (8 CCR 5192) contains California standard information pertaining to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). The language can be difficult to digest, so attempting to determine […]