New Website for Understanding the Control of Hazardous Energy in Manufacturing

On-the-job accidents can happen during servicing and repair of machinery. Lockout/tagout procedures are meant to safeguard employees from the unexpected start-up of machinery, unsafe release of energy, or exposure to uncontrolled hazards that can...Read Full Article

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 2-8, 2018.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding people to protect themselves against the flu and that it’s not too late to be vaccinated.The CDC recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season....Read Full Article

OSHA Certification Requirements for Crane Operators

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the...Read Full Article

Tips to Steer Clear of Colds & Flu

Cold and flu symptoms can make you miserable, especially with the holidays coming up. Do your best to protect yourself this year. Making wise choices now and following some good old-fashioned advice can help you be free of illness all season...Read Full Article

Cleaning Up = Improved Safety

Liquid spills and leaks can occur in a number of places, from under machinery, to the production line, to drum storage areas. Unfortunately, even minor fluid drips can lead to slip and fall accidents. Maintaining a clean facility is an integral part...Read Full Article

The Importance of Skin Care in the Workplace

Occupational dermatitis is an ongoing issue for workers and managers alike. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 50% of all working time lost to industrial illness is due to dermatitis. The U.S. Centers for...Read Full Article

A Safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween

Halloween is a fun, exciting and highly anticipated night for children. To keep everyone happy and safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics provides some helpful tips.Costumes:When shopping for costumes, look for labels clearly showing that...Read Full Article

Dispose of Unwanted, Unused, or Expired Prescription Meds

October 27, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This nationwide event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and began in 2010 to address a crucial public safety and public health issue: the misuse and overuse of...Read Full Article

NIOSH: Fact Sheet Available Addressing Opioid Overdoses in the Workplace

Sadly, opioid overdoses are on the rise at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overdose deaths from non-medical use of drugs and alcohol between 2013 and 2016 rose 38%. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) data shows that on...Read Full Article

Six Safety Tips for Raking Leaves

The good news: changing leaves on deciduous trees are a beloved part of autumn. Shades of gold, red, and orange are a beautiful sight on your commute. The bad news: these leaves don’t just change. They also fall onto your lawn. Is...Read Full Article

Fire Prevention Month

Did you know that on an average day in America, there are more than 200 workplace fires? That’s a staggering and frightening statistic. What’s even more frightening is that each year, these fires kill hundreds of workers, injure many...Read Full Article

OSHA Reminds Trench Workers to Slope It, Shore It, Shield It

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), trenching kills forty workers every year, on average. Proper procedures in trenching operations can save lives and reduce worker exposure to cave-ins, falling loads, hazardous...Read Full Article

NIOSH: Black Lung Continues to Increase Among US Coal Miners

A recent National Institutes of Safety and Health (NIOSH) report in The American Journal of Public Health shows startling statistics among long-time coal miners. One in ten miners who have worked underground for twenty-five years or more were...Read Full Article

Free Workplace Violence Prevention Webinar for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare institutions often experience acts of workplace violence. In fact, healthcare workers have a 20% higher chance of being the victim of workplace violence than other workers. Physical and verbal abuse lead to injuries, poor worker morale,...Read Full Article

School’s Open!

Is summer vacation over already? Yes. Kids are putting their pencils and books into their backpacks and they’re off to school. Let’s get them there safe and sound.Student School Bus Safety With their famous yellow color, flashing...Read Full Article

Wildfires: Advice to keep you safe

A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie.  They can be caused by humans or lightning and spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. These destructive events disrupt...Read Full Article

OSHA’s Safe & Sound Week 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sponsoring Safe & Sound Week, a nationwide program to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs. This year’s event is taking place August 13-19,...Read Full Article

USDA: Top Five Food Safety Mistakes

Are your cooking habits up to par?The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently completed an interesting observational study in which participants in a test kitchen were recorded to see if they handled food safely while...Read Full Article

Roadway Work Zones… Work and Drive Safely

We spend a lot of time on the roads during the warmer months. And work zones are a familiar site. Work zones are dangerous for workers and drivers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation incidents and workers struck by...Read Full Article

Newly Launched Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System from EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released e-Manifest, a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. It will also serve as a national reporting hub and database for all hazardous waste manifests and...Read Full Article

8 Tips for Safely Using Your Weed Trimmer

Homeowners know the work, time, and effort that goes into keeping a lawn looking great. A well-trimmed yard is a source of pride! Whether you’re new to lawn care or a seasoned veteran, take some time to consider these eight safety tips to keep...Read Full Article

The Heat is On

With steamy temperatures popping up all over the county, don’t forget to think about the dangers that the heat brings. Whether you work outdoors, or in hot indoor environments, it’s important to protect yourself and your co-workers...Read Full Article

General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23

According to OSHA, about 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work. Those who inhale these very small particles are at risk for developing serious diseases including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...Read Full Article

June 18-23: Host a Trench Safety Stand Down

Excavation and trenching are among the most dangerous construction operations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), two workers are killed every month in trench cave-ins. Other potential dangers are falling loads,...Read Full Article

June 12, 2018: National Forklift Safety Day

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is sponsoring National Forklift Safety Day and works with OSHA to provide training seminars and develop safety materials to ensure the ongoing safety of forklift operators.Powered industrial trucks, commonly...Read Full Article

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