In a recent article provided by OSHA as of January 18th, 2017, a recent railroad parts manufacturer was fined $235,000 for exposing their employees in machine and fall hazards. In their inspection, OSHA found that the company:

  • Failed to have procedures for adequate lockout/tagout or inspections of these said procedures
  • Fall hazards were prominent because guardrails did not have a top rail and floor holes were not properly covered

Sample California Fall Protection Checklist
These violations can happen to any company and can impose serious fines. In order to properly implement procedures for fall protection safety within your firm, you must first understand the regulations that OSHA imposes. See below for a sample of an inspection checklist that can be used within your firm.

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To enroll your employees in a Fall Protection Course, check out our schedule today.

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It May Be Cold Outside But This Holiday Promotion Should Warm You Up: When you enroll in any of our publicly held classes online you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the promo code “DEC2015.”

This promotion will only available from through the end of this year, December 31, 2015. To enter the code your class(es) must be in the shopping cart. Click to view the shopping cart at the top and enter the promo code there. The discount will automatically be added and calculated on your order.

This discount only applies to 2015 courses and is available until the end of the year. Ask us about volume discounts on our 2016 courses!

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Global Environmental Network, Inc. has trained professionals on staff who provide Safety Training to meet your needs. Call today to schedule your training!!

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Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory for California

The National Weather Service has issued high heat advisories for Northern and Southern California Areas. The temperatures have reached over 100 degrees during the past few weeks. Cal/OSHA encourages all employers to take preventative action, and protect their workers from heat illness.

Special “high heat” procedures are required when temperatures reach 95 degrees. These procedures are:

·     Observing employees for signs and symptoms of heat illness.

·     Having accessible and effective communication systems in place to be able to call for emergency support if necessary.

·     Supervising workers in their first 14 days of employment to ensure adaptation to climate changes.

California employers must protect outdoor workers per the state’s heat regulation, by taking these simple steps:

·     Develop and apply written procedures for complying with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard.

·     Train all employees and supervisors about heat illness prevention.

·     Supply enough water so each employee can drink at least 1 quart/four 8-ounce glasses, of water every hour, and encourage them to do so.

·     Provide shade for employees, and encourage them to take a break in the shade for at least 5 minutes. Workers should not wait until they feel sick or have heat illness symptoms to cool down.

Cal-OSHA will be conducting inspections on outdoor working environments in multiple industries. Cal-OSHA will also provide consultation about heat illness prevention.

Global Environmental Network, Inc. provides Heat Illness Prevention classes and can write your Heat Illness Prevention Program in compliance with Cal/OSHA. We have fast turn-around and excellent service.

Call our office today to schedule your HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION CLASS or to develop your HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PLAN!

Global Environmental Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 8068 Fountain Valley, CA 92728 1-800-230-6944

California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) is a combination of State and local agencies to fight illegally working companies. LETF pays close attention to high-risk industries that are known to abuse the rights of low wage workers such as car wash, restaurant, manufacturing, roofing, construction, farming and auto repair businesses.

In August this year LETF found four safety violations while conducting inspections. While inspecting a roofing company in San Diego, at least four employees were found working near the edge of a four-story building’s roof without any fall protection gear. They were at a height of at least 50 feet above ground level, and if a fall would have occurred, death would have been imminent. This same company was fined $800 in 2008 after an accident where a roofer cut his hand with a high-pressure spray gun.

For more information about California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) and on the underground working class please visit the LETF home page. The LETF website also has links to educational materials to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities

respirator_picOSHA and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a new toolkit on May 15th 2015. It intends to help protect health care workers from contagious diseases and other respiratory hazards.


The Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit addresses respirator use, public health guidance on using respirators during exposure to infectious diseases, and hazardous duties. It also provides links to additional resources, including templates and educational materials.

OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard mandates that employers implement and sustain a respiratory protection program in environments where workers might be exposed to airborne hazards.

Global Environmental Network offers Respiratory Training and Fit Testing for the Construction/General Industry/ Medical fields including:

  • Fit Testing (Qualitative & Quantitative)
  • Respiratory Fit Test Training
  • Respiratory Protection Program Development

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OSHA and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a new toolkit on May 15th this year.  It intends to help protect health care workers from contagious diseases and other respiratory hazards.

The Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit, addresses respirator use, public health guidance on using respirators during exposure to infectious diseases, and hazardous duties. It also provides links to additional resources, including templates and educational materials.

OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard mandates that employers implement and sustain a respiratory protection program in environments where workers might be exposed to airborne hazards.

Global Environmental Network offers Respiratory Training and Fit Testing for the Construction/General Industry/ Medical fields including:

  • Fit Testing (Qualitative & Quantitative)
  • Respiratory Fit Test Training
  • Respiratory Protection Program Development

June Special: 10% off of our Fit Testing, Training or Program Development*!  Need all 3, call for our specials!

*Pricing is discounted off of our list price.

Cal-OSHA has amended the regulations for the Heat Illness Prevention Program. These changes go into effect on May 1, 2015. By this date you must revise and update your Heat Illness Prevention program, train your employees, and implement these changes.

Below is the link to the Cal OSHA guidance document on what employers need to do be in compliance with the new regulations. The document gives a breakdown of the following: the existing regulations, an amended language column, and guidance for implementing the new requirements.

Call GENI to Update/Develop your Heat Illness Prevention Program!


GENI has a host of program development specialists available at your fingertips to support in your program’s updates and changes, as well as new programs. We have fast-turn around and excellent service.

Please refer to the Cal/OSHA guidance on the new requirements, as well as Cal OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Enforcement Q&A https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/heatIllnessQA.html

Heat Illness Prevention Training
Global Environmental Network, Inc. offers Heat Illness Prevention classes to meet your needs. Call our office today to schedule your training.

Asbestos TrainingIt is a requirement for workers exposed to asbestos on a regular basis that they be trained in the identification and handling of items that do or potentially contain asbestos. With the proper training workers can avoid these hazards and minimize the risks involved in dealing with asbestos.  Beyond identifying potential hazards workers should be trained on creating a plan and following the proper procedures to remove hazards without putting anyone’s health at risk.

We offer a number of courses that workers to handle asbestos on different levels of managements, from the worker level all the way up to the supervisor role. It is critical that workers on all levels of asbestos management are properly trained in their respective roles to keep everyone safe from exposure to this hazard. Without the right training many things could go wrong and the health and lives of workers could ultimately be at stake.

It is a requirement for employers to keep their employees trained and certifications up to date to avoid on-the-job injury, illness or even death. It’s not a risk worth taking.

Lead RRP Online TrainingAs times continue to change, so does the way in which training is provided. Although there is no substitute for hands on training with a live, qualified instructor, the ease and convenience of online training is definitely pushing many in the safety training industry in that direction, and Global Environmental Network is no exception to the rule.

Although GENI would suggest taking an in person course before resorting to online, they have begun providing online courses with more to go live in the near future. It is coming up on the 5 year anniversary of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Paint regulation requiring certification, and 5 years is how long that lasts before workers need a refresher course to stay in compliance. With that in mind there are expected to be huge numbers of workers needing the Lead RRP Refresher course in the near future, and to accommodate such numbers they are offering the course online in the near future.

Although the class will be provided online it is still an EPA approved course that will fulfill the training requirements for those working with lead based paint in renovation. These workers will be able to get there refresher training online, on their time.

GHS TrainingIn case you were wondering the training deadline for the Globally Harmonized System of labeling has already passed. In fact it passed nearly 2 months ago. According to new regulations all workers dealing with hazardous chemicals needed to be trained on the new system of labeling by December 5, 2014. If you or your workers fall into this category and have not received the proper training then you are currently not in compliance.

This new system of labeling has been accepted by the international community and is being implemented across the globe to put everyone on the same page when it comes to labeling of hazardous materials.

If you have not been properly trained to understand this new labeling system, don’t worry because it doesn’t take much to fulfill your training requirements and keep you within compliance. In fact the most convenient way to receive this training is online and fortunately Global Environmental Network Inc. offers this course for a small fee online, equipped with all the course material you need to understand the GHS labeling system. Don’t wait any longer, your time is up, get the training you need today.