OSHA alerts workers on the dangers of circuit breakers rebuilt incorrectly

An alert has been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), based on a similar notice recently issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), warning employers and workers of the risks associated with using...Read Full Article

Protect workers against wasp, hornet, and bee stings

Working outdoors means coming into contact with all kinds of insects. At best, stings can cause pain and irritation, and at worst, an allergic reaction. It is important for workers to understand how to avoid being stung, know where to locate a first...Read Full Article

A Northern Safety #25 Person First Aid Kit provides safety on the go

First aid kits are a necessity for keeping employees safe and healthy. When you're looking for the best value in a first aid kit, the Northern Safety #25 Person First Aid Kit is just what you need. This kit is ideal for a variety of workplaces, and...Read Full Article

Understanding health and safety protocol for flooded areas

Floods can occur both indoors and outdoors and pose a number of health risks. Overworked sanitation systems can reduce an area's water purification capabilities, mold and mildew can increase exponentially, dangerous chemicals are easily spread when...Read Full Article

PPE to be discussed during ISEA forum at 2011 NSC expo

At this year's National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in Philadelphia, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) will be hosting a forum titled "Solutions from ISEA Experts," which will cater to the personal...Read Full Article

NSC receives award from NORA Manufacturing Sector Council

On September 7, 2011, the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council presented an award to the National Safety Council (NSC) for its exemplary contributions in turning research into practice that can prevent...Read Full Article

Error and clarification statement issued for standard on chemical protective clothing

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) recently announced there was an error in the original document on chemical hazards, "American National Standard for Classification and Performance Requirements for Chemical Protective...Read Full Article

Use a 3M 8511 N95 Disposable Particulate Respirator to protect employees

Sanding, painting, dyeing, drilling, grinding, and many other tasks require that workers shield their respiratory systems from particulates. Equip your workers with a 3M 8511 N95 Disposable Particulate Respirator with Exhalation Valve to ensure...Read Full Article

OSHA announces annual inspection plan for workers in high-hazard areas

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its annual plan for inspections to help enforce regulations for high-hazard, non-construction workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness are reported. The announcement came as a...Read Full Article

National Safety Council announces Safety Leadership Awards

Four companies were recognized by the National Safety Council (NSC) and given the Safety Leadership Award in August, 2011. The companies were honored for reporting at least five consecutive years of zero occupational injuries or illnesses that...Read Full Article

Keeping workers safe from mold

There are few places that mold won't eventually grow under the right circumstances. Many workplaces are unfortunately home to these conditions, making mold a serious threat for many employees. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...Read Full Article

OSHA awards millions in safety and health training grants

On September 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarded $10.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to 37 new recipients and 32 returning participants, including several nonprofits. The grants support programs to...Read Full Article

ASSE urges agricultural safety

With harvest season approaching, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will offer health and safety tips for farmers and farm workers during National Farm Safety and Health Week, taking place September 18-25, 2011. Centers for Disease...Read Full Article

ASSE announces approval of new 'Prevention Through Design' standard

The American Society of Safety Engineers ASSE has announced the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ASSE Z590.3 standard, "Prevention through Design: Addressing Occupational Risks in the Design & Redesign...Read Full Article

Winter driving is a significant hazard for workers

Winter weather is largely to blame for the increased threat of highway and road accidents during the colder months. Workers can be injured during trips to and from a worksite or while carrying out other tasks, so employers should stress the...Read Full Article

Protect workers' eyes and their ability to see clearly

For employers seeking excellent eye protection, N-Specs® Tridon® LT Safety Glasses with Clear Lens are a great choice. You can give this sleek and lightweight pair of safety glasses to employees who perform grinding, sanding, or other tasks...Read Full Article

OSHA issues new guidance document to help prevent nail gun injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently teamed up with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop a new guide titled "Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction...Read Full Article

Protect workers' hearing with the world's most popular polyurethane foam ear plug

If you're looking to give employees the best protection from hearing loss, use Howard Leight by Sperian MAX® Pre-Shaped Corded Foam Disposable Ear Plugs. These plugs are extremely comfortable and easy to use, so staff members will want to take...Read Full Article

CDC urges citizens to get flu vaccinations

At the recent National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) news conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden joined the discussion, which called for all Americans to get vaccinated against the flu...Read Full Article

NFPA issues new report on fires in America

A new report issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stated that public fire departments around the country responded to 1,331,500 fires in 2010, marking a slight decrease from the year before and the lowest number in decades. The...Read Full Article

Data on waterborne disease outbreaks released by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two reports that detail outbreaks of waterborne diseases associated with recreational swimming and drinking water. The reports, titled "Surveillance for Waterborne Disease...Read Full Article

What hurricane preparedness means for workers

On both coasts of the United States, workers are vulnerable to the effects of hurricanes. This weather phenomenon can result in heavy winds, torrential rain, and a great deal of danger. Workers can become stranded on the road when these storms hit,...Read Full Article

BOEMRE announces new offshore oil rig rules

In an effort to reduce the likelihood of injuries and accidents, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich recently proposed a rule to improve...Read Full Article

USFA releases report on firefighter fatalities

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released its annual report titled "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2010," which details the 2010 study conducted by USFA on the deaths of on-duty firefighters. In total,...Read Full Article

Earplug dispensers make for convenient access to safety supplies

Provide workers with access to a Moldex SparkPlugs® PlugStation® Disposable Ear Plug Dispenser, 500 Pair/Dispenser for easy use and convenient compliance. Workplaces that require the regular use of hearing protection need to have the...Read Full Article

OSHA extends proposed revisions comment period

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it plans to reopen the rulemaking process to extend the comment period on what standards for reporting and recording work-related injuries and illnesses are required by law. The...Read Full Article

Disposable coveralls are a cost-effective way to protect workers

DuPont™ Tyvek® Disposable Coveralls with Hood, Elastic Wrists & Ankles offer excellent personal protection that will keep employees safe in many different environments. Supply workers with these coveralls for painting, asbestos...Read Full Article

NFPA issues standards to prevent explosions and fires during gas pipe purging

On September 27, 2011, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced it had released the NFPA 56(PS), Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems, 2012 Edition. The new...Read Full Article

Keep workers safe from accidents with this lockout tagout kit

Purchase a Northern Safety Economical Lockout Tagout Safety Kit for maximum protection against industrial accidents when equipment is being repaired or serviced. This kit is an economical choice for companies that wish to keep their lockout/tagout...Read Full Article

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