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  • Appalachian STEPS Network Survey

  • Oil and Gas Extraction Worker Fatalities 2013

  • Safety Alert - Yoke Snaphooks

  • 2013 OSHA Citations

    Here are OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2013.  If you had an inspection today, would you become a statistic?  Or, even worse could one of your employees be injured as the result of one of these?  

  • Yes, the meeting is on...

    Due to the current extreme cold temperatures and wind chills, there have been numerous inquiries as to the status of our meeting Thursday. 

    Temperatures are rising and should be in the mid-forties by Thursday.  The meeting is on.  Please drive safely!

  • January 2014 Meeting

    Mark your calendars:

     MSES Consultants is sponsoring our January 2014 meeting and great content is planned.

    Sponsored by MSES Consultants

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10 am

    Fairmont State University

    Falcon Center, 3rd floor meeting rooms down the hall to the left of the stairway

    1201 Locust Ave  Fairmont, WV 26554

     Our agenda will include:

           Brian Woods of MSES Consultants, Inc.  will present on Global Harmonizing System compliance requirements.

          Bob Wengryn, Fall Protection Specialist for Honeywell Safety Products will present on the changes to ANSI fall    protection standard.

          Sabo on Safety

          Nominations for ASN Officers and Board

          Lunch and Networking

     

     

    Directions: ***Note: Be sure to go down to the lower (2nd) entrance to the campus to access the parking garage.  Park in the garage and take the steps all the way to the top where you will see the Falcon Center.

     When Driving I-79 South:

    • I-79 South to Exit 132 (South Fairmont Exit).  At light, turn right onto Route 250 North.
    • Follow 250 North and at 2nd light turn left onto Country Club Road.
    • At 1st light, turn right onto Locust Avenue.
    • At 3rd light, turn left at the main entrance to campus and proceed up hill to parking.

    When Driving I-79 North:

    • I-79 North to Exit 132 (South Fairmont Exit). At light, turn left onto Route 250 North.
    • Follow 250 North and at 4th light turn left onto Country Club Road.
    • At 1st light, turn right onto Locust Avenue.
    • At 3rd light turn left at the main entrance to campus and proceed up hill to parking.

     

  • STEPS National Stand Down

    The Steps OSHA National Stand Down is less than a week away.  Over 1000 EH&S and Operations employees are expected to attend at multiple locations throughout the United States and potentially 10's of thousands will receive training as a result of the Stand Down.  The ASN Stand Down will be held at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center, November 14 with registration beginning at 9:30.  WVU Health and Safety Extension is sponsoring and lunch will be provided.  Email gbrown@ramseyrmg if you haven't already pre-registered. 

  • September Meeting

    The September meeting was a huge success.  We had presentations on 'How to be prepared for an OSHA audit', 'DROPS', 'FRC', and 'an OSHA update from Rich Jeffrey'.  George Brown announced the upcoming National Stand Down and John Sabo and Josh Parson introduced a BBS sheet for data collection.

  • National Stand Down

    ASN is hosting a site for the National Stand Down meeting to be held Thursday, November 14.  WVU Extension is sponsoring this event in conjunction with our normally occurring ASN Meeting at the Alumni Center.  Registration will be at 9:30 and the meeting will start at 10.  More to come...

  • September Meeting Sponsored by IOGAWV

    Agenda:

           10:00 Mike Burge, Blue Dot Energy: Opening comments

           10:10 Introductions

           10:15 Charlie Burd, Executive Director, IOGAWV: The Burd’s Nest

           10:30 David Dick, Steptoe and Johnson: Onsite OSHA Inspections - Are you prepared?

                                   Sabo’s Safety Minute (John Sabo, John Warren, Brickstreet, Travelers, all)

           11:15 Mallory Marx, Pro Am Safety - Ergodyne: DROPS

           12:00 Bryan Hargis, Walls Manufacturing:  FRC

                                Sabo’s Safety Minute (John Sabo, John Warren, Brickstreet, Travelers, all)

           12:30 Tommy Ellis, Blue Dot Energy - API procedures

           1:00   Rich Jeffries, OSHA: Injuries, etc

           1:15   George Brown, Ramsey Risk Management:                      http://appalachiasteps.nationbuilder.com/

           1:30 Lunch and Networking

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