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New Online Resource for OSHA Standards

Employers have a new avenue to research work safety standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the creation of a website to search for regulations. The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) offers...Read Full Article

Rake Leaves the Injury-Free Way

With autumn here, the leaves are falling and many people will be out raking. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), raking leaves or using other garden tools results in more than 76,000 injuries per year! To avoid the aches...Read Full Article

Seven Reasons to Protect Your Hearing

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition, following only high blood pressure and arthritis? The National Institute for Health (NIH) reports that 30 million people have hearing loss, and this staggering...Read Full Article

Fire Prevention Week 2021: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!

The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is celebrating Fire Prevention Week from October 3-9, with the theme of Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!™. The NFPA wants to remind everyone that the sounds made by carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke...Read Full Article

OSHA Announces New Heat Enforcement Initiative

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently expanded efforts to reduce illness and fatalities from working in high heat. They announced an intervention and enforcement initiative to include a 2022 National Emphasis Program on...Read Full Article

Preventing Tractor Operator Accidents

Farming is a vital industry, not only in the US, but all across the world. It may not be as well known how dangerous it is. Each year, thousands of agricultural workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the...Read Full Article

September is National Preparedness Month

No one wants to even think about disasters, and preparing for even one might seem like an insurmountable task. However, doing your homework is worth the effort. National Preparedness Month is observed each year to raise awareness of its...Read Full Article

Six Tips to Getting the Most out of Safety Signs at Work

A safe workplace benefits everyone, from the employees to the visitors. While no workplace is free from hazards, signs alert everyone where the hazards are and how to avoid them and also remind workers of safe work practices.Following are some...Read Full Article

Easy Ways to Reduce Trips & Falls

According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls cause the majority of general industry accidents. The good news is that many of these accidents can be avoided with preparation, care, and attention to your walkways and outdoor areas. Straighten...Read Full Article

A Safety Alert: Powered Haulage Accidents

Did you know that accidents and fatalities involving hauling equipment at mining operations continue to occur at a disproportionately high rate in the US?According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), collisions and struck by...Read Full Article

Frequently Asked Questions about N95 Respirators

Did you know that September 5 is N95 Day? N95 Day was created by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2012 to increase awareness of the great importance of respiratory protection, specifically N95s.Since there are a...Read Full Article

OSHA Revises Small Business Safety & Health Handbook

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated one of its many resources. The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook provides employers with a guide to promote safety and reduce risk. In this handbook, business...Read Full Article

OSHA Seeks Input on Mechanical Power Presses Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a request for information and public input concerning the mechanical power presses standard, which was initially issued in 1971.OSHA is seeking information regarding:How closely the...Read Full Article

Safe and Sound Week

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring Safe + Sound Week from August 9-15, 2021. This nationwide event raises awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs with an emphasis on management leadership,...Read Full Article

High Levels of Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Healthcare Workers

Not only do healthcare workers (HCW) have stressful, fast-paced jobs, they also face many hazards during their work days. Among them are musculoskeletal disorders. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the incidence...Read Full Article

Ten Tips for Safe Camping Meals

Camping is a tradition for millions of US families. “Unplugging” in the great outdoors can be a relaxing and rewarding experience that creates many fond memories. Before you hit the road with your hot dogs and hamburgers, plan ahead to...Read Full Article

Sun Safety All Year Long

Over-exposure to UV rays causes sunburn, which can happen anytime of the year. Did you know that previous sunburning, especially at younger ages, increases the probability of skin cancer?Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. In fact, the...Read Full Article

ActivGARD® DT 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 also an effective 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

Put an Evacuation Plan in Place

Would your employees know what to do if an evacuation was ordered at your workplace? Any emergency requiring an evacuation will be upsetting and anxiety-inducing for people. If a clear plan isn’t in place, leaving the building will be...Read Full Article

Poisonous Plant Awareness

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), poison ivy and poison oak are two of the most common allergies in the US. Those who spend a lot of time outside should educate themselves about these widespread plants....Read Full Article

It’s National Grilling Month!

Is a barbeque part of your Independence Day celebration? It’s a popular and tasty way to cook up hot dogs, vegetables, and burgers. Remember to be cautious. Grilling causes nearly 20,000 injuries each year. Don’t let your cookout end...Read Full Article

OSHA Releases Bulletin About Job Made Boxes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers and workers about the hazards of makeshift, job-made boxes and platforms for fork trucks. Every year, these DIY attachments cause dangerous accidents and worker...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

Stinging Insects and What to Do about Them

Working outdoors during warmer weather means coming into contact with all kinds of insects. Some may merely fly around, but others are biting and stinging. It’s important for workers to understand how to avoid being stung, know where to...Read Full Article

2021 Trench Safety Stand Down

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joins the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) in presenting the Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) from June 14-18, 2021. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows that around...Read Full Article

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