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What is necessary to know of safety and occupational health principle standards, and techniques in a broad variety of organizational settings including private institutions, hospitals, clinics basic and clinical laboratories.

What is the simplest way for me in recognizing hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions and in developing measures to eliminate or control these conditions.

What type of of methods, techniques, and procedures applied by industrial hygienists, environmental and safety engineer and fire prevention/protection personnel that would help me be more aware off.

What is done in the formulation, implementation, maintenance or modification of the safety and occupational health program that would benefit me.

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Frank,

1. It is necessary to know a great deal of material from private institutions, hospitals, etc. One must be familiar with regulatory standards codified by OSHA and to which such standards apply. A great starting point would be to delve into the OSHA 1910 General Industry standards.

2. The simplest way is professional development training. We would recommend taking an OSHA 30 hour General Industry course in order to identify common hazards. Training is the best and simplest way to learn about workplace hazards.

3. There are too many methods and techniques to list. One must be cognizant of the exact nature of the work to be performed in each case, so we will examine each function by scope. Firstly, industrial hygienists focus upon health hazards that lead to disease and illness; methods and techniques used are geared towards that purpose. Secondly, Safety engineers focus their efforts on design of products, equipment, processes, etc. and thus their techniques are usually quantitative and code-based. Lastly, fire prevention personnel focus their efforts upon protective systems, electrical codes, standpipes, etc., which emphasizes techniques aligned with the NFPA.

4. Benefits arise from health and safety manuals when they address hazards and work practices. Modifications are necessary when hazards are discovered, changes in the workplace occur, or when regulations change. The primary benefit is injury prevention.

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Our company can answer questions relating to occupational health and safety. We have experience in common OSHA issues facing the oil & gas industry. Primarily we engage in designing, creating, and implementing training programs for businesses to promote efficiency and increase awareness. Thus, we can answer questions relating to employee training programs so as to promote effective, internal safety programs. Our representatives cannot answer specific legal questions or offer advice on how to get around OSHA regulations. Also, we encourage EHS students to do their own homework and research, but will entertain questions for legitimate educational purposes. Please visit www.osha.training for more information.

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Members of the company have taught EHS courses at the collegiate level and continue to do so. Additionally, we have provided training to employees of major oil & gas companies as part of established safety programs. Our professionals are OHSA authorized outreach instructors, CPR instructors, Defensive Driving instructors, and offer many other customized trainings. Our experience level spans nearly a decade in health and safety training and safety culture initiatives.

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