Fatality Investigation Report: Orchard Tractor Operator Run Over by Rotarty Mower

mowerA new Fatality Investigation report has been published by the Washington FACE Program, in which a tractor operator fell and was run over by a mower attachment between rows of pear trees.  View the full report here.

Process Safety Management Rule Review Meeting – July 24

Washington State L&I will be hosting the next Process Safety Management rule review meeting on July 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at its Tukwila service location.  Remote attendance by conference call is available (1-866-715-6499; PIN 1897720443).

UPDATE: PSM Meeting Letter Handouts 7.24.17

Lead Rulemaking Stakeholder Meetings – July 18, August 9, August 31

Washington State DOSH will be hosting the next Lead Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting on July 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its Tukwila service location.  Additional meetings will be August 9 and August 31, both from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Remote attendance by conference call is available (1-866-715-6499; PIN 7387617367).  Meeting materials are available at the Lead Rulemaking webpage.

Construction Advisory Committee Meeting – July 19

Washington State L&I will host the next construction advisory committee meeting on July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at its Tukwila service location.  The meeting agenda can be found at the bottom of this message.

CAC Meeting Agenda 7-19-2017

Upcoming Washington State L&I Training and Workshop Classes

L&I will be presenting a number of training and workshop classes throughout July and August.  A full list along with complete details can be found by opening the PDF at the bottom of this post.  The brief schedule with weblinks to further details from L&I is as follows:

July 17: Preferred Worker Program (online)

July 20: Stay at Work Program (online)

July 25: Stay at Work and Preferred Work Program (combined; Kennewick)

July 27: Employer’s Introduction to L&I (Tacoma)

August 2: Employer’s Introduction to L&I (Tukwila)

August 8: Preferred Worker Program (online)

August 10: Employer’s Introduction to L&I (Bremerton)

August 17: Stay at Work Program (online)

August 17: Stay at Work and Preferred Work Program (combined; Port Angeles)

August 22: Introduction to Rates and Claims Management with WSAW & ERTW (Everett)

August 24: Employer’s Introduction to L&I (Port Angeles)

August 24: Employer’s Introduction to L&I (Spokane Valley)

August 31: Stay at Work and Preferred Work Program (combined; online)

LI Training Calendar for July-Aug 2017

Heat Safety Tips from Washington L&I for Outdoor Work

summer heatWashington State L&I provides a number of resources to help keep employees safe from heat related illness during the warm summer months:

L&I Outdoor Heat Exposure Page

Link to online video: Heat: A Dangerous Combination (available in English & Spanish)

OSHA-NISOH Heat Safety Tool app can be used to plan outdoor work based on the heat index throughout the day