My family recently visited Boston and stopped in at the New England Aquarium. A big “Safety Shout-Out” to the caretakers in charge of the penguin exhibit!  They have installed mats (see arrows) to protect their feathered friends from slipping on the wet rocks. Safety should be on your mind everyday, everywhere, for everybody – human, … Read More


OSHA has recently announced a Regional Emphasis Program (REP) for Exposure to Noise Hazards in the Workplace.  The Appleton and Milwaukee area OSHA offices have issued letters to employers who are the focus of this REP. Here is an excerpt from the OSHA letter: “Work-related hearing loss continues to be a critical workplace safety and … Read More


There are still spots open for our upcoming Powered Industrial Truck (forklift) train-the-trainer class on Monday, December 18, 2017. Our course includes classroom instruction at our location and hands-on instruction at your facility. You will learn: Adult learning techniques Applicable OSHA & ANSI Standards overview (OSHA CFR 1910.178) Operating instructions, warnings, precautions and instrumentation Power … Read More


  As previously posted, the Silica Rule (Construction) was slated to take effect in June of this year.  After some delay, the rule officially takes effect Saturday, September 23, 2017. Check out OSHA’s fact sheet on the Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction. Are you prepared?  We can help… Air sampling Silica awareness training Respiratory training Pulmonary function tests … Read More


Why a Forklift Safety Day you ask?  Here is some disturbing information regarding forklifts.  According to the Department of Labor Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT or forklift) were #6 of the top 10 most cited OSHA standard in fiscal year 2016.  This list rarely changes from year-to-year and is the result of almost 32,000 OSHA inspections.  … Read More


Did you know?  Employees with less than 1 year of service account for 40% of OSHA recordable injuries, which is 5 times higher than experienced workers.  What a staggering statistic! Fox Valley Safety & Training, Inc. is proud to introduce a new safety training program specifically geared toward new employees.  With our Safe Start program, … Read More