Dallas awarded Safe Communities America certification

In 1996, Dallas, Texas, was a part of an international initiative to reduce injuries and save lives, and was certified as the first Safe Community by the World Health Organization (WHO). Now, in 2011, the city has renewed its certification, showing...Read Full Article

Secretary of Labor speaks on intense heat in the workplace

On July 20, 2011, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis made a statement regarding the extremely high temperatures that have swept across the country and how they can impact the health and safety of outdoor workers. "Four weeks into the summer,...Read Full Article

Begin preparing workers now for cold weather dangers

The earlier workers are prepared for cold weather, the better. Even with safety products such as insulated, waterproof work boots, warm work gloves, and protective clothing, cold weather can be dangerous. Here are some of the most common problems...Read Full Article

Protecting workers in the sun

Many workers are exposed to the sun for long periods throughout their workdays. The risk of over-exposure to ultraviolet light is high in these cases. UV rays cause sunburn, and in some cases may lead to skin cancer. Follow these tips to work...Read Full Article

FDA announces approval of flu vaccines for coming season

On July 18, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved the influenza vaccine for the 2011-2012 flu season, allowing all six licensed manufacturers to produce and distribute it throughout the country....Read Full Article

Ladders can pose extra dangers around the workplace

Many types of jobs require the use of a ladder. When used incorrectly, step, straight, extension, and combination ladders can be dangerous. When wearing safety products such as hard hats and fall protection, employees can reduce risks when ladders...Read Full Article

Keeping workers safe during extended and night shifts

Some work, particularly on roads and other types of infrastructure, can only be done during periods of light use. This means that employees will often have to work late or show up for night shifts. There are a number of hazards that are unique to...Read Full Article

In some workplaces, noise is an invisible hazard

Many workplaces require hard hats to protect against falling objects and work gloves to protect employees' hands from machinery and debris. They also require protection against something else that can be just as dangerous – loud noise....Read Full Article

Take extra care when working with scaffolding

Employees who work on and around scaffolding face several different hazards. These hazards include falls from heights, scaffold collapse, being struck by falling tools, and electrocution from power lines. Workers need to use the right safety...Read Full Article

Proper lockout tagout protocols protect workers

If you work in power plants, factories, or other facilities that use electricity, you may be familiar with lockout/tagout procedures. What you might not know is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 120 deaths...Read Full Article

Stay safe when using power tools

Power tools can be very dangerous, which is why it's so important to know how to use them properly. The most important thing to remember is that workers need to be trained to use each tool that their job requires. This training should also...Read Full Article

Trenches - a hazardous workplace

Trenches can be dangerous worksites, but hazards associated with trench work are well-defined and preventable. There is no reliable warning when a trench fails, so they run the risk of suddenly collapsing, and it's easy for objects to fall into...Read Full Article

Repetitive stress injury and ergonomics

Many jobs require people to perform tasks over and over again, five days a week, year after year. Hammering, typing, and lifting are all examples of things that can result in repetitive stress injury. According to the Occupational Safety and Health...Read Full Article

What is a group lockout box?

A lockout/tagout system is an important type of safety equipment. Power sources and machines can be very dangerous if they are started while someone is working on them. They need to be completely shut down before workers can begin servicing them. A...Read Full Article

DuPont™ Tyvek® Standard Disposable Coveralls keep workers clean and safe

You may think wearing disposable coveralls is just a simple way to stay clean, but it's actually a way to keep you safe. In some applications, such as removing asbestos or lead paint, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)...Read Full Article

Midyear mine fatality rates released by Department of Labor

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), of the U.S. Department of Labor, released an update on Jul 27, 2011, which reported on the midyear summary of mining deaths throughout the country. As of June, there have been eight coal mining...Read Full Article

Workers who fail to wear required safety equipment at high risk

A survey released by Kimberly-Clarke Professional on July 27, 2011, found that 89 percent of participating safety professionals admit to having seen workers not wearing safety products that are required on the job. Twenty nine percent claimed...Read Full Article

Study: Wellness initiatives should not be separate from safety and health programs

New research done by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) suggests that in order for workplaces to fully take advantage of wellness programs, they must be properly integrated with existing safety and health...Read Full Article

Different types of hard hats

As one of the most important kinds of safety products, workers should be very familiar with their hard hats. These items protect what is perhaps the most important part of the human body - the head. Different kinds of tasks and situations call for...Read Full Article

What you can do to protect yourself against poison ivy, oak, and sumac

Poison ivy is one of the most common allergies in the United States - it is believed that only 15 percent of people are immune to it. Workers who spend a lot of time outside need to know how to protect themselves against it. The United States Forest...Read Full Article

Occupational asthma a major problem

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term that, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), describes situations when workers experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be caused by time spent in a building, but no specific...Read Full Article

NS® Economy Weight Standard Size Brown Jersey Work Gloves deliver comfortable protection

One of the most important things to remember when selecting work gloves is that there are many different kinds to choose from, but there is one type that is appropriate for a variety of jobs or tasks. When you've got maintenance, material...Read Full Article

Prevent fall injuries with a DBI SALA® Delta No-Tangle™ Full Body Vest Style Fall Protection Harness with Tongue Buckle Leg Straps and Back D-Ring

When working more than 4 feet above a floor or the ground, general industry standards require that employees use fall protection that will keep them from being injured in a fall. Employers should be sure to provide products such as harnesses and...Read Full Article

Make workers highly visible with a NS® Class 2 Deluxe Mesh Safety Vest

When you work outside, it's important to wear a safety vest so that you're visible to drivers. Once you have a bright lime or orange vest in mind, it's time to pick the right model. An excellent choice is the NS® Class 2 Deluxe Mesh...Read Full Article

NS® Disposable Industrial Grade 4 mil Powdered Nitrile Gloves offer protection and dexterity

Many workers face hazards from handling the materials that they're working with. In these situations, a good grip and a lot of dexterity will help employees to delicately and safely handle different substances. That's why many employers...Read Full Article

Do heavy-duty work with NS® standard leather palm work gloves with safety cuff

Workers need to keep their hands in excellent condition when they perform heavy-duty work. Construction, agriculture, maintenance, and other labor-intensive jobs can cause blisters to develop on fingers and palms and can result in injuries....Read Full Article

Offer workers crystal-clear protection with N-Specs® Tridon® sport safety glasses with clear lens

In addition to safety, one of the most important things that managers and supervisors want to consider when they select safety products is their workers' comfort. When workers are comfortable in products like safety glasses, it can increase...Read Full Article

N-Specs® Raptor® safety glasses with gray lenses are perfect in the summer sun

Many models of safety glasses are available with clear lenses, but when a workplace is outdoors, glasses with a darker shade can provide more comfort and protection to workers. Whether it's working on a road, operating heavy machinery, or...Read Full Article

OSHA sponsors heat safety training for construction workers in Georgia

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) assisted Georgia employers by hosting a heat illness prevention training session on August 3, 2011 in order to educate construction workers and employers about the dangers of working in...Read Full Article

Mine Safety and Health Administration issues water hazard alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently issued a statement outlining new threats found to be associated with mining and working around bodies of water. MSHA reports that since 2004, there have been 17 water-related deaths that...Read Full Article

Oil spill prompts worker safety and health response from CDC

Following the Silvertip pipeline oil spill in Montana in July, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement addressing the health and safety of workers who are part of clean-up crews, and offered helpful resources...Read Full Article

Block dust and minor irritants with an NS® 7000 Dust Mask

Not all airborne particulates that workers may come in contact with are necessarily toxic, but they can be irritating. The NS® 7000 Dust Mask is great for blocking dust, animal dander, grass clippings, pollen, sawdust, and other particulates...Read Full Article

3M® E-A-R™ UltraFit® corded reusable ear plugs in polybag provide a gentle seal every time

Many workplaces have consistently high noise levels. Workers at these sites need to protect their hearing at all times, so it's important to provide hearing protection. 3M® E-A-R™ UltraFit® Corded Reusable Ear Plugs in Polybag are an...Read Full Article

Steel-toed boots and foot protection for workers

Protecting worker's feet from injuries is very important in workplace safety. Causes of foot injuries can range from impact from heavy falling objects, crushing that results from motor, industrial, or railroad vehicles rolling over the foot,...Read Full Article

The importance of bandages and emergency pressure dressings

Shallow cuts, scrapes, and abrasions may be minor in the realm of workplace injuries, but they should be tended to immediately. A well-stocked first aid kit is important to have on hand so that workers can treat their wounds in a timely manner. They...Read Full Article

How to know when to use a cold pack

Injuries like sprains or bruises can usually be treated with cold. Cold compresses are ideal for different types of injuries and workers should know when to use a cold compress if a co-worker has been hurt. Instant cold packs are best for including...Read Full Article

MSHA announces $1 million in mine safety grants

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the availability of $1 million in safety and health training grants. The announcement on August 3, 2011 advised that grant funds are tobe allocated towards the development and implementation...Read Full Article

Three simple questions to help assess respiratory safety hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to identify and evaluate the potential for respiratory hazard exposure in the workplace. The nature and magnitude of employee exposure must be measured before selecting...Read Full Article

Establishing exit routes an important part of workplace safety

Workplace emergency exit routes are not only helpful, but required for safe evacuation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued design and construction requirements for all emergency exit routes.  OSHA states than...Read Full Article

Maintain proper lifting techniques to avoid back strain

Jobs that require heavy lifting can strain muscles around backs and spines, especially when smart lifting practices are not followed. Consider the following guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure that your...Read Full Article

International Safety Equipment Association proposes revision to safety vest standard

On August 8, 2011, the International Safety Equipment Association's (ISEA's) proposal to revise the industry standard on high-visibility public safety vests became available for public comment and review. The revision is directed towards the...Read Full Article

Ways to promote better safety culture

Promoting a successful safety culture, a term which Safety Daily Advisor calls "the set of values that management and the workforce use to determine how they act at work," should go further than being a priority, as priorities tend to be...Read Full Article

NIOSH launches Twitter campaign to raise safety awareness

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH's) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program launched its own Twitter page on August 8, 2011. The new page will be used to raise awareness of the FACE...Read Full Article

New hazard alert issued by OSHA on dangers of grain storage bins

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new hazard alert that discusses the risks of working in grain storage bins. The alert warns that workers in the grain handling industry are at risk for being exposed to...Read Full Article

Keep employees warm and safe when working in the cold

Within a few months, the temperature will begin to dip and outdoor work will become much harder to perform. In many parts of the country, workers will have to adapt to doing their jobs in the cold. It is important to understand how staff members can...Read Full Article

NS® 7511 N95 disposable particulate respirator with exhalation valve protects workers

When your employees are working in hot and humid conditions, it's important to provide a respirator that is designed to function best and provide the highest level of comfort possible in those conditions. Make breathing easier for your workers with...Read Full Article

Safety systems reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and costs

Even though it is documented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that employers who develop and implement safety management systems significantly reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, these are the programs that tend to...Read Full Article

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