Confined Spaces – Common Misconceptions & Errors

Anyone in the process of updating a confined space entry program may want to review an article that appeared in the July 2011 issue of ProfessionalSafety. The article was written by Bill Taylor and is titled “Confined Spaces – Common Misconceptions & Errors in Complying With OSHA’s Standards”.

Safety Council Offering Principles of Occupational Safety & Health Course

The St. Louis Safety Council of Greater St. Louis is offering their POSH (Principles of Occupational Safety and Health) course from July 13 through July 16th.  This 4 day class will provide participants with a solid foundation of many important safety and health topics using the National Safety Council Accident Prevention Manuals.  For more information click here for the flyer and registration page or contact Chris Merli at 314-621-9200.

New ASSE Publication: Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management

Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management draws on both volumes of The Safety Professionals Handbook, Second Edition, Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management is a peer-reviewed reference, grounded in the real-world experience of the authors. The information is based on the best references available and the extensive bibliographies provide a foundation for further research. Like the Handbook, this book discusses those programs and issues of most concern to OH&S managers, including risk assessment and hazard control, and safety and health training. This scope, together with the in-depth, well-documented discussion of best practices, results in a practical and valuable resource for managers.


St. Louis Chapter members speak out against OSHA’s proposed rule regarding electronic tracking of injuries.

Two members of the St. Louis Chapter of ASSE have had their comments posted on the Electronic Tracking of Injuries and Illnesses Docket.

Here are the links to the posts:

Burney Baggett’s post –!documentDetail;D=OSHA-2013-0023-0197

Tom Lawrence’s post –!documentDetail;D=OSHA-2013-0023-0201

Thanks to both of you for being outspoken on this issue and taking your time to present your views!

MSA Issues an Inspection Advisory for Fall Protection Equipment with Yoke Snaphooks

MSA Inspection Advisory – Yoke Snaphooks