Small businesses benefit from strong workplace safety measures

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplaces can reduce costs by 20 to 40 percent by establishing efficient safety and health management systems.  In addition, pursuing OSHA's Volunteer Protection...Read Full Article

Three workplace safety reminders

Workplace safety hinges upon two things - the quality of the safety equipment being used and employee awareness. Safety supplies must be provided and worn correctly, but worker awareness is a bit more difficult to regulate. Employees that work in...Read Full Article

Workplace safety begins when employees who 'see something, say something'

There are some workplace accidents that come out of the blue. Machine failures and bad luck can strike at any time. However, there are occasionally telltale clues that something may be amiss on the floor of a factory or with warehouse's...Read Full Article

OSHA to discuss occupational exposure to infectious disease in the workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently called for two stakeholder meetings to discuss exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace. Information gathered at these meetings will be used to develop proposed rules to...Read Full Article

OSHA to use new system for classifying hazardous chemicals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2011, in an effort to communicate the hazards of certain chemicals to workers through labels and...Read Full Article

OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association continue cooperation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its alliance with the Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) in an effort to protect the health and safety of scaffold workers, and to prevent falls and other deadly accidents...Read Full Article

Education is the best tool for increasing workplace safety

There are many ways to protect the health of workers and reduce disability claims for companies that have potentially dangerous work environments. Good safety equipment can physically protect workers, and effective safety guidelines for employee...Read Full Article

Mercy Tiffin honored for safe practices

Mercy Tiffin Hospital, located in Tiffin, Ohio, was recently awarded the 2011 Ohio Hospital Safety Campaign Award for employee safety. The hospital was also one of 14 hospitals to earn a Top Twenty Percent Award. In total, 29 hospitals were...Read Full Article

OSHA to enforce residential fall protection regulations

In June of 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set new directives for fall protection regulations involved with the residential construction industry. These changes will strongly affect industry professionals such as...Read Full Article

3M 6000 Series Full Facepiece Respirator provides safety as well as comfort

A lot of workers realize that dangerous jobs are usually also difficult. They will also point out that both of these things are especially true where hazardous chemical particulates are involved. In addition to working with machinery and being aware...Read Full Article

Nearly all fishing-related eye injuries can be prevented, doctors say

Doctors from the Alaska Native Medical Center have announced that virtually all fishing-related eye injuries, in both salt and fresh water, can be prevented with protective lenses. Safety glasses should always be used when fishing. Eye...Read Full Article

Pennsylvania engineer awarded highest honor for his commitment to excellence and safety

Civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Douglas M. Thompson, of North Fayette Township, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized with PennDOT's highest recognition, the Star of Excellence Award. According to a...Read Full Article

Management functions that ensure workplace safety

The most effective strategies for workplace safety begin at the top and move downwards. This means that managers and supervisors are the most important figures in ensuring that safety regulations are followed, since they are the link between...Read Full Article

Prowess in warehouse machinery pays off

Three Dot Foods warehouse employees recently took part in a company-sponsored Forklift Rodeo where the workers' skills with forklifts and trucks were tested, and their knowledge of warehouse safety was examined. Thirty competitors from eight...Read Full Article

Safe measures should be taken when working outdoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a number of tips to help workers reduce their risk of injury or illness during the summer months, which include preventing harm done by the sun, dealing with extreme heat, and coping with...Read Full Article

Doctor supports eye health during Eye Injury Prevention Month

Dr. Amanda Ely of Pennsylvania State University is spreading awareness that July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, hoping more people will start wearing safety glasses and other protective lenses while working. The American Academy of Ophthalmology...Read Full Article

N-Specs® Premium Side shields make eye glasses a quick and convenient safety device

One of the most fragile parts of the human body is the eye. Our eyes provide us with our most used sense and they can be easily damaged. In work environments that deal with flying debris or particles, the protection of employees' eyes should be a...Read Full Article

Disposable ear plugs protect against hearing damage

When you think about workplace safety, the hazards that come to mind will often include noxious chemicals, dangerous machinery, and the threat of electric shock. These are all serious things to be wary of while on the job. Most machinery in...Read Full Article

Safety regulations and procedures should be clearly posted in a variety of locations

An excellent way to maintain workplace safety is to implement clear regulations that workers can easily remember and apply. When injuries or accidents occur, it is important that all workers react quickly to ensure that no accident becomes even...Read Full Article

OSHA declares scissor lifts can be deadly if not used properly

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a warning on July 6, 2011, that scissor lifts can be extremely dangerous when used to film events. Scissor lifts, which are portable and powered by hydraulics, are often used by...Read Full Article

N-Specs® Riptide® Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens maintain vision

The eyes are perhaps the most fragile part of the body, and OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all workers - and this includes protecting their eyes. To help you make sure workers will wear their safety products, a wide assortment of...Read Full Article

New OSHA directive highlights hazards for metal manufacturing workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new directive establishing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for  the Primary Metals Industries based on data that found workers in the sector are regularly exposed to...Read Full Article

Help keep workers informed of safety requirements

Education is the best defense against injury and illness in the workplace. When employees understand the risks and dangers involved in their jobs, they can maintain safety more effectively. Here are some of the best ways to teach workers about...Read Full Article

Mock accident drills are useful learning experiences

Anyone who has ever been injured on the job or seen a co-worker hurt knows that it is a stressful and confusing event. During these moments, it is often difficult for staff to react appropriately. Even excellent training and education aren't...Read Full Article

Work safely with NS® Grain Leather Driver's Gloves with Keystone Thumb

Safety products are hardly optional in workplaces that contain dangerous equipment. Construction, manufacturing, and many other industries demand that workers wear gloves at all times. After all - hands are one of the most important body parts, and...Read Full Article

Basic steps to prevent forklift accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that one of the most common cause of safety citations is the mishandling of a forklift. This extremely useful but dangerous machine accounts for many injuries and accidents every year....Read Full Article

Teaching employees to properly handle hazardous chemicals

Physical trauma is one of the biggest threats in many workplaces, but chemicals can be even more dangerous. They often have different storage needs, can easily ignite, and are apt to react powerfully when not handled correctly. As a result, it is...Read Full Article

Good workplace housekeeping practices ensure employee safety

Many of the dangers at warehouses, factories, and other worksites involve heavy machinery, hazardous chemicals, and electrical wiring. Even if you've been trained properly to deal with these things and wear proper safety products such as work...Read Full Article

NRC says U.S. needs more safety at nuclear power plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently concluded a 90-day investigation, sparked by the March nuclear disaster in Japan, which found that better safety measures need to be adopted at nuclear power plants across the country. According to...Read Full Article

Michigan Construction company signs partnership to protect workers

A partnership between Pioneer Construction, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) was formally signed. This partnership will protect construction...Read Full Article

Stay safe when loading on trucks, trailers, and docks

If your work includes loading and unloading pallets from a truck or trailer, there are a lot of safety issues to take into account. There's quite a bit of weight going back and forth, and it has to be carefully supported so that you and your...Read Full Article

Gravity is an unseen threat at every workplace

It doesn't matter if you work at a warehouse, factory, or even an office - gravity will always be there. OSHA warns that this is a source of injury, and hard hats and other safety products including back supports, work gloves, and safety glasses...Read Full Article

Using government standards to maintain injury records

When following the rules created by OSHA, businesses with more than 10 employees are required to record any injury or illness that happens on the job. The cases that must be logged need to meet three criteria. First, the injuries must be...Read Full Article

Be cautious of chemicals at battery charging stations

Many important workplace tools, such as forklifts, run on electricity and need to be charged periodically. The charging stations that are used for this contain very large chemical batteries that store the electricity that comes from a wall socket....Read Full Article

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