April 2016 - In This Issue:
Accidents Don't Just Happen

The term accident has permeated the world of safety and risk management and is often used in business to describe a worker's injury or illness, a motor vehicle collision or third-party injuries.  Documenting such an event usually involves the completion of an accident report and/or accident investigation.  The dictionary defines an accident as: (1) an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury; (2) an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause.

Please review and share the Accidents Don't Just Happen LyonsEDU Safety and Risk Control TIPS with your employees, family and friends.
OSHA's New Rule on Silica Dust Exposure 

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.
Both standards go into effect on June 23, 2016; however there is a one to five year window for employers to become fully compliant with the new standard based on industry.
Visit the OSHA website for more information on the new standard.  This site provides an overview of the new rule, Fact Sheets for both Construction and General Industry/Maritime as well as Frequently Asked Questions about the new standard.
National Safety Stand-Down
National Safety Standown May 2-6 to prevent falls in construction plan a tool box talk or other dafety activity, take a break talk about how to prevent falls, provide training for all workers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls - the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.
What is a Safety Stand-Down?
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This Stand-Down focuses on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention".
Visit OSHA's website for more information about how to conduct a Safety Stand-Down, FAQ's, and highlights from past Stand-Downs.
OSHA's 2015 Severe Injury Report

After the first year of OSHA's new reporting requirements surrounding severe workplace injuries, they have released an Impact Evaluation of the Severe Injury Reporting Program.

Click here to view the entire evaluation.
Putting Employers on Trial for Job Deaths

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently ran an article discussing recent cases that show prosecutors using creative legal techniques to maneuver through the gray areas of civil and criminal offences that can surround workplace deaths. 

Read the full article.
Lyons Risk Management Center (RMC)   

Lyons RMC is a web-based software suite of safety and risk management tools designed to save time and reduce costs.  


Empower your organization's risk prevention efforts:

  • Meet OSHA hazard communication requirements
  • Access a best-practices safety library
  • Manage certificates of insurance to limit liability
  • Train employees efficiently and effectively
  • Build a behavior-based safety program
  • Create job descriptions and modified duty programs
  • And much more...

Click here to request a web-based demonstration of the Lyons RMC.


For more information about Lyons RMC, please contact Matt Forest at 610.952.5591 or by email.
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Upcoming LyonsEDU Events

Slips, Trips and Falls: Defending Premises Liability Claims

Thursday May 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Basic 6-Hour Defensive Driving Course

Tuesday June 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Delaware Defensive Driving Refresher Course

Thursday June 23, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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