Spring Cleaning Safety in the Workplace
Spring is not just a great time to clear your office of dust bunnies and vacuum around your desk; it is also a good time to eliminate safety hazards in your work area.
The EPA is taking safety measures against the herbicide paraquat, which can cause poisoning when ingested and severe injuries or death when skin or eye exposure occurs.
EPA Proposing Action Against Deadly Pesticide
OSHA: Lack of PPE and Training Cost Electrical Technician His Life
According to OSHA, in November 2014, Marreo Travis, the father of a young daughter, was testing transformers when he was electrocuted. He was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.
OSHA investigators found that Travis’ death might have been prevented if his employer, Ferro Magnetics Corp., Read More
Loss While Ensuring Compliance:10 Forklift Fouls and How to Avoid Them
Reducing the Risk of Hearing Loss While Ensuring Compliance
At least 4 million workers go to work each day in damaging noise and 10 million people in the United States have a noise-related hearing loss. As many as 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Forklift trucks can be dangerous if they are not operated with care, and it is essential that poor standards of operation are kept to an absolute minimum. According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 23 deaths and approximately 500 non-fatal injuries resulting from vehicular collisions in workplaces in 2014-2015. Read More
Is your AED Ready to Shock?
An Emergency at the Eyewash Station
Improperly maintained eyewash stations can create a greater hazard than those they're designed to protect against. Read More A status indicator or readiness display will show an alert when a problem is found. This is why it is important for you to conduct regular inspections. Read More A laboratory can be an extremely hazardous place to work. It is imperative that workers using a fume hood are aware of good practices so they are not working against fume hood performance. To ensure safety, the user must be constantly mindful of what they are doing in order to experience the best containment. Read More Millions of workers utilize scissor lifts to perform work at heights. Over the years, it has become the go-to mobile tool for those working at lower heights. But when it comes to fall protection on scissor lifts, guardrails - which have been the standard for many years - might not cut it. Read More
Power Strips and Dangerous Daisy Chains
The supply of readily available electrical outlets is inadequate in some buildings, especially older ones. To meet power supply needs, extension cords or surge protected power strips are often interconnected, or “daisy chained,” to readily provide more outlets and/or to reach greater distances. Read More
11 Rules for Safe Handling of Hazardous Materials
The Extraordinary Cost of Serious Injuries
Fire Drills: Why, When, and How
Trip Hazards Do's and Don'ts
Do your employees know how to handle hazardous materials safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous materials should know and follow. Read More The national statistics on injuries and deaths from workplace slips, trips, and falls are disturbing. Today we’ll give you some actionable advice on keeping your workers from adding to those statistics. Read More Preparation is the key to effective response to workplace fires. Fire drills help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely. Read More A new study of workplace incidents that cause employees to miss six or more work days is out. Keep reading to learn just how much these accidents and injuries are costing U.S. employers, including you! Read More When it comes to environmental health and safety management systems, larger organizations have a definite advantage in budget and manpower. But sometimes, you need an EHS management system that works on a somewhat smaller scale. Laboratories, for example, might need a “laboratory scaled” system. Read More
Creating a Comprehensive EHS Management System - on a Laboratory Scale
Are Contractors Compromising Your Safety Program?
Use Near Misses To Fine Root Causes
5 Common Safety Strategy Programs
Are your contractor safety management practices putting you at risk? It’s possible. Contractor and temporary workers who are injured sometimes sue their host employer, seeking damages beyond workers’ compensation—and in some cases they have been successful. Read More Finding out about a hazard that almost turned into an incident is always concerning. But near-misses can have a valuable silver lining.Read More If business strategy is still an evolving concept with new paradigms and approaches established every year, safety strategy has a long way to go to reach extreme levels of effectiveness. Having been hired to review and improve countless corporate safety strategies, I have found five common problems organizations need to overcome to improve both their safety planning and execution. Read More