10 tips for safe snow removal

As the weather gets colder, many of us will soon find our workplaces and jobsites covered in snow. Removal becomes important for preventing structural collapses or for construction crews repairing roofs or decks. Serious injuries and even death can...Read Full Article

QUIZ: How prepared is your workplace for a hurricane?

Storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have raised awareness of the importance of preparing for potential disasters. Below is a quiz that will test your organization’s hurricane preparedness. Please note that this quiz is intended solely to...Read Full Article

Safeguard workers against staph infections

A staph infection is caused by staph bacteria, commonly carried on the skin. These infections can be effectively treated with antibiotics, but some staph infections may be more difficult to resolve because they are resistant to antibiotics. MRSA, or...Read Full Article

Understanding flood warnings

Major floods can cause serious damage, injuries, and death, so when flooding is possible, the National Weather Service issues watches, warnings, and advisories to alert the public. To respond appropriately, workplaces need to understand what these...Read Full Article

What to do if threatened by anthrax

After the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks in 2001, terrorism has become a more serious concern in the United States. One way that terrorists have targeted workplaces is by using the disease anthrax as a weapon. In 2001, terrorists...Read Full Article

6 ways to prepare for an earthquake

Earthquakes can happen almost anywhere and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stresses that facilities should have a plan in place in case an earthquake strikes, even if that workplace is located in a region where earthquakes occur less...Read Full Article

Widespread influenza outbreak plagues 47 states

In the past month, the percentage of patients visiting doctors with flu-like symptoms jumped from 2.8 percent to 4.3 percent, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s latest FluView report shows that the number of...Read Full Article

Portable fire extinguisher basics

Fires can be dangerous and costly, and a portable fire extinguisher can be an effective tool to help control or put out early-stage fires. Fire extinguishers are classified by the type of fire they will extinguish and include: • Class A:...Read Full Article

Best-selling Riptide® safety glasses work well indoors and out

Employers that need versatile eye protection for indoor and outdoor work will enjoy the outstanding value of N-Specs® Riptide® Safety Glasses with Indoor-Outdoor Lens. These glasses provide excellent protection, a comfortable fit, and an attractive...Read Full Article

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns

Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, resigned on January 9, 2013 after four years of leading the Department of Labor (DOL). “I have decided to begin a new future, and return to the people and places I love and that have inspired and shaped my...Read Full Article

Pyramex™ Ztek® safety glasses protect eyes and budgets

In hot, humid workplaces, safety glasses can slip out of place, leaving eyes exposed to hazards. These clear lens safety glasses are designed with rubber-coated temple ends to prevent slipping and increase worker safety and comfort. The glasses...Read Full Article

DOL announces safety app competition winners

On January 10, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the winners of its Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. $30,000 in prizes were awarded to four winners that judges felt developed the best digital tools to teach young workers the...Read Full Article

Building a strong workplace safety culture

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has observed that building a strong safety culture has “the single greatest impact on accident reduction” of any other initiative in the workplace. Developing a culture of safety...Read Full Article

3M 8211 disposable particulate respirators offer comfort and protection

Workers may find it difficult to perform tasks when wearing respirators that fog up eye protection. Employers can provide comfort and protection by choosing 3M 8211 disposable respirators. The lightweight respirator features a 3M Cool Flow™...Read Full Article

NIOSH director reflects on 2012’s successes

John Howard, M.D., the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), recently published an article highlighting the agency’s 2012 milestones. The director stressed the significant role NIOSH’s...Read Full Article

Honeywell® Eyesaline® eye wash station - a convenient solution

Ready-to-use Honeywell® Eyesaline® eye wash stations are a great option for improving eye protection at many workplaces, including construction sites and industrial facilities. When an eye injury occurs, this station can provide immediate...Read Full Article

Corded NS® Soft Fit® Plus ear plugs increase compliance

Protect workers' hearing with tapered ear plugs that deliver a snug, custom fit - NS® Soft Fit® Plus Ear Plugs. This hearing protection is designed to provide an extra-soft, extra-comfortable fit. The ear plugs feature a non-allergenic foam...Read Full Article

N-Specs® Venom Riders offer style and comfort

Workers will appreciate eye protection that is versatile and stylish – N-Specs® Venom Riders with gray lenses. They have a removable, padded foam seal that prevents debris and moisture from reaching the eyes and helps keep vision clear. The...Read Full Article

CDC helps state and local public health systems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently highlighted its role in giving state and local health systems the necessary tools and resources for providing public healthcare and responding to infectious, occupational, or...Read Full Article

Rechargeable, affordable First Alert® multipurpose fire extinguisher

Supply workers with a fire extinguisher that is tough and easy to use - the First Alert® Multipurpose Fire Extinguisher. It features an easy-to-read pressure gauge and can be mounted to a wall for quick access. The fire extinguisher has a...Read Full Article

New investment plans for wind energy announced by DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that it has significantly increased its investment in offshore wind energy. Projects will soon begin off the coasts of Maine, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. The new funds are...Read Full Article

New QSSP class offered by ISEA

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announced on January 2, 2013, that it will hold a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) class in March, which will help train sales and marketing professionals in the safety equipment...Read Full Article

Los Alamos breaks record for waste shipments

In 2012, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) began the first year of accelerated transuranic (TRU) waste shipments, and proceeded to break its own record to become one of the largest movers of hazardous radioactive waste in America. "Our goal was...Read Full Article

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