Welcome to our IASHEP Blog. Every month we will be posting information that our members and others may read to help improve their work environments. John (Jack) Podojil our Asst. Executive Directors currently writes for trade magazines and professional magazines that are read around the the world, Our IASHEP members are also encouraged to submit articles to the IASHEP blog page. Should you be interested in submitting to the IASHEP blog, send your information to Jack Podojil at johnpodojil@iashep.org


 Articles & Publications John (Jack) F. Podojil – These publications are listed on The Plastic Fabricator & Distributors Website.


Does OSHA Cite Employers Equally? (May/Jun-19Are You Ready For The New Year? (Mar/Apr-19)

Creating a Safety Culture Means Staying Informed (Nov/Dec-18)

Safe Lifting Techniques (Sep/Oct-18)

Are Your Machines Safe to Operate? (Jul/Aug-18)

Have You Recently Conducted Your Required Safety & Health Program Audits? (May/Jun-18)

Do You Know How Old Your Tires Really Are? (Jan/Feb-18)

Risk Assessment & Premise Liability Insurance (Nov/Dec-17)

Forklift Safety – You Can Save A Life Today (Sep/Oct-17)

Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress Related Injuries (Jul/Aug-17)

Lockout-Tagout from a Manager’s Perspective (May/Jun-17)

Do Your Employees Really Know How to Use Personal Protective Equipment? (Mar/Apr-17)

OSHA & Lockout/Tagout (Nov/Dec-16)

OSHA Increases Their Penalties Towards Employers (Jul/Aug-16)

Do You Know What Your Experience Modification Rate Is? (May/Jun-16)

Machine Safety (Sep/Oct-15)

Lockout, Tagout & Tryout – Are You in Compliance? (Jul/Aug-15)

Forklift Safety Practices (May/Jun-15)

Using the Right Power Saw to Cut Plastic Materials (Mar/Apr-15)

OSHA & Machine Safeguarding (Jan/Feb-15)

Ergonomics (Sep/Oct-14)

Respiratory Protection . . . Does Your Program Protect? (May/Jun-14)

First Aid Program (Mar/Apr-14)

Working with Composite Materials Safely and Preventing Dermatitis (Jan/Feb-14)

Preventing Winter Slips, Trips and Falls (Nov/Dec-13)

The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication – Are You Ready For It? (Sep/Oct-13)

Safety & New Employee Orientation (Jul/Aug-13)

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety (May/Jun-13)

Posting of OSHA Notices (Jan/Feb-13)

Staying Safe This Winter (Nov/Dec-12)

Personal Protection – Storage, Maintenance and Care (Sep/Oct-12)

Machine Safeguarding (Jul/Aug-12)

Is Your Lockout & Tagout Program Working? (May/Jun-12)

Getting Familiar with OSHA (Mar/Apr-12)

Is Your Piping Systems Properly Marked? (Jan/Feb-12)

Accident Prevention, Does Your Company Have An Effective Program? (Nov/Dec-11)

Defining FR – Flame Resistant Fabrics (Jul/Aug-11)

OSHA’s Flammable & Combustible Liquids (May/Jun-11)

Safety & Health Program Check-up (Jan/Feb-11)

OSHA Is My Friend (Nov/Dec-10)

OSHA Standard for Control of Hazardous Energy Sources? (Sep/Oct-10)

Lockout/Tagout Program (Jul/Aug-10)

Safe Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders (May/Jun-10)

What You Should Know about OSHA and Plastic Working Machinery (Mar/Apr-10)

Fasten Those Forklift Seat Belts (Jan/Feb-10)

My Back Hurts (Nov/Dec-09)

Fall Protection Program (Sep/Oct-09)

Accident Prevention & Investigation (Jul/Aug-09)

OSHA & Machine Safeguarding (May/Jun-09)

Carbon Monoxide Hazards (Mar/Apr-09)

OSHA Electrical Safety and Training (Jan/Feb-09)

Free Forklift ANSI Standards (Nov/Dec-08)

Worksite Fire Emergencies (Sep/Oct-08)

Machine Safety (Jul/Aug-08)

Ladder Safety (May/Jun-08)

Is Your Company on OSHA’s Hit List? OSHA Notifies Workplaces with High Injury and Illness Rates (Mar/Apr-08)

Safety Means . . . Never Having to Say You’re Sorry (Jan/Feb-08)

Flammables and Combustible Liquids (Nov/Dec-07)

Designing-In Safety NOT Retrofitting Safety (Sep/Oct-07)

Back Safety and Lifting (Jul/Aug-07)

Machine Guarding (May/Jun-07)

Your Hearing Keep it for a Lifetime (Mar/Apr-07)

Light Up the Holidays the Safe Way (Nov/Dec-06)

Would You Risk Your Employee’s Life? (Sep/Oct-06)

How to Control Workers’ Compensation Costs (Jul/Aug-06)

Compliance with 70E Electrical Standards (May/Jun-06)

OSHA Is on the Move (Mar/Apr-06)

Workplace Violence (Jan/Feb-06)

The Aging Workforce (Nov/Dec-05)

The Safety Paradox (Sep/Oct-05)

Machine Guarding (Jul/Aug-05)

Effective Risk Management (May/Jun-05)

Safety Is Everyone’s Business (Mar/Apr-05)

New Year’s Resolution Safety (Jan/Feb-05)

Safe Driving (Nov/Dec-04)

Terror In The Skies Revisited (Sep/Oct-04)

How They Got Hurt (Jul/Aug-04)

In-Plant Air Monitoring & Analysis (May/Jun-04)

Safety on the Job and Complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act (Mar/Apr-04)

Link to Article Archive (Jan/Feb-04)

A Supervisor’s Duty (Nov/Dec-03)

Machine Safety – Are Your Machines Safe to Operate? (Sep/Oct-03)

Summer is Here (Jul/Aug-03)

Working Safely On Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) (May/Jun-03)

Does Your Safety and Health Workplace Program Contain All of These Elements? (Mar/Apr-03)

Methylene Chloride (Jan/Feb-03)

Safety Signs & Labels – Does Your Facility Comply? (Nov/Dec-02)

Indoor Air Quality (Sep/Oct-02)

When OSHA Arrives (Jul/Aug-02)

Facts About the Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (May/Jun-02)

Workplace Fire Safety (Mar/Apr-02)

OSHA 300 Form (Jan/Feb-02)

Preparing for Disaster (Nov/Dec-01)

How Much is a Life Worth? (Sep/Oct-01)

Material Handling Programs (Jul/Aug-01)

It’s Up To You To Protect Your Skin (May/Jun-01)

When You’ve Been Handed the Responsibility for Safety (Mar/Apr-01)

A Fresh Look at Machine Safeguarding (Jan/Feb-01)

Safe Work Habits (Nov/Dec-00)

The Importance of Material Safety Data Sheets (Sep/Oct-00)

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Jul/Aug-00)

Lockout/Tagout Program (May/Jun-00)

OSHA Violations, Citations and Penalties for 1998 (Mar/Apr-00)

Erogonomics and Machinery Safeguarding (Jan/Feb-00)

General Machine Principles (Nov/Dec-99) safety courses on line training