FEBRUARY SAFETY TIP: ETOOLS, EMATRIX, EXPERT ADVISORS AND V-TOOLS

When you have a question and need to have an answer, go to www.osha.gov. In the search bar at the top right hand side, type in, eTools or the eMatrix which are "stand-alone," interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They are highly illustrated and utilize graphical menus. Some also use expert system modules, which enable the user to answer questions, and receive reliable advice on how OSHA regulations apply to their work site. Expert Advisors are based solely on expert systems and v-Tools are prevention video training tools. Selected eTools are available as downloadable files for off-line use.

Other training and reference materials are also available from the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education (DTE). In addition, OSHA also has other training videos available.

Listed below are some of the links you can find. If you can’t find the information you are looking for call the SCATS Consultants we will be glad to help.

 

eTools

 

Checklists

 

Ergonomics-related eTools

 

Expert Advisors

 

eMatrix

Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix for Hurricane Response and Recovery Work

 

Also review elaws it will offer assistance by advisors for workers and small businesses to understand their rights and responsibilities.

  • elaws - OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor 
  • The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Awareness Advisor helps general industry employers and workers identify possible safety and health hazards in their workplace and directs them to OSHA standards addressing those hazards. It should be particularly helpful to small employers without the means to hire safety and health professionals to evaluate their workplace.
  • Employers of workers engaged in construction, agriculture and maritime industries are covered by other OSHA regulations. While users in those industries might benefit from using the Advisor, it does not directly address conditions in those industries nor does it identify OSHA regulations covering those industries.
  • The OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. To view the entire list of elaws Advisors please visit the elaws website. To learn more about DOL's efforts to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for America's workers, visit the OSHA website.
  • http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/oshahaz.htm

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