John Meola
Safety Director, Pillar, Inc.
In addition to being a heavily credentialed Safety Professional, John J. Meola, CSP, ARM has a BA Degree in English Literature and Education, which combine to make him a very effective teacher- trainer-presenter, for safety concerns, but also for organization development, leadership and applied behavioral psychology and motivational elements. John has 'grown up' with OSHA, from the shipyards, tank farms and factories of the Northeast to the MSHA governed strip mines and quarries of the mid-Atlantic.

He is an Adjunct Instructor at VA Commonwealth University School of Business, Risk Management Institute and Past President of the Colonial VA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He is an OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer for Construction (English & Spanish) and has received HazMat and Disaster Response & Recovery Training. He specializes in training for fall protection, confined space, lock out tag out and is a PPE applications specialist.

John is the author of two safety handbooks (Construction Safety Guide; Forklift Safety Guide; Genium Publishing) and has written numerous technical safety articles for the construction publishing industry. He is an accomplished, engaging and energetic speaker.
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Leverage Near-Miss & Close-Call Reporting to Prevent Accidents
During this webinar, you'll learn how to design, develop, and maintain a Near-Miss/Close-Call reporting process that advances your organization's safety & security goals. You'll also learn how to set up a reporting system, manage and analyze input, and transform information into actionable data for better accident prevention throughout your operations.
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How to Structure and Write a Job Hazard Analysis / Activity Hazard Analysis (JHA - AHA) in Accordance with OSHA 1926 - EM 385
The requirement for Contractors to submit a JHA/ AHA in advance of their coming to work on a job is increasing across most lines of construction and industrial work activity. The document is becoming an accepted standard of competency by most of the large contractors, by project owners and lenders. It is basically a written and detailed game plan for the work you plan to on a Project. The more information you can provide on the JHA shows that you are competent and in control of the multiple operational variables, from the simple to the complex, that can affect the safety outcome of any job.
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How Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) Can Prevent Accidents and OSHA Penalties for Non-Compliance
Numerous industrial and construction accidents involve the unintended release of energy. Because there is often machinery or mechanized equipment and large forces involved, a lot of these accidents are fatal or at least cause horrific amputations or crushing type injuries. The LOTO Standard by OSHA is intended to prevent these accidents by using a relatively simple sequential process of assuring a zero energy state in a machine or process.
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How to Structure and Write a Job Hazard Analysis / Activity Hazard Analysis (JHA - AHA) in Accordance with OSHA 1926 - EM 385
This webinar will explore the common failures associated with organizing and writing Job Hazard Analysis / Activity Hazard Analysis (JHA - AHA) documents. It will also de-mystify some of the language and concepts in the traditional JHA process, namely the risk assessment calculator.
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Safe Use of Ladders and Proper Climbing Practices; Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts; Proper Use of Staging
This webinar will review the best practices associated with use of ladders of all types, including the selection, inspection, storage and transport of ladders, along with safe practice when erecting, climbing, working from and descending a ladders. It will also discuss the process and practices related with aerial lifts and working from buckets on an extended boom.
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How to Structure and Write an Occupational Safety & Health Plan
This webinar will describe the elements and characteristics necessary for the development and writing of an occupational health and safety Plan. The main component of this Plan will be your 'Company Safety Manual' however, the actual Plan will encompass far more than a Manual.
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OSHA Fatal Four - Why Compliance with 'Regulations' Will Not Prevent a Workplace Fatality
OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have recently published data on the rate of fatalities in the category known as the 'Focus Four', also referred to as the 'Fatal Four'. The Focus Four are: Fall protection, Electrocution, Struck-by and caught-in or -between. Anyone in the safety business will readily attest to the lethality of these categories. What the statistics have shown is that over the past five years, falls and electrocutions are being effectively controlled with the application of intensive training, personal protective equipment (PPE), improved protective measures, etc. The rate of growth in the other two categories - struck-by and caught-in or -between is moving in the wrong direction, at a fast clip. These two categories are proving to be a lot harder to manage than the other two.
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