Control Bacteria in the Workplace

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 2.8 million non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries every year, and many of them are a result of poor infection control. With just a few simple changes, employees and...Read Full Article

Fire Prevention Month

During the month of October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) observes Fire Prevention Month. During this time, fire departments educate schools and communities and encourage the public to practice fire safety. This year’s...Read Full Article

Avoiding the Flu in the Workplace

Each year the flu makes headlines. According to WebMD, between 5% and 20% of Americans get the flu and miss roughly 70 million work days because of it. Employers can implement a combination of controls to protect workers and prevent the spread of...Read Full Article

Tips for Avoiding Injuries While Raking Leaves

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

Identifying Electrical Power Line Hazards

People who work with or near power lines can be exposed to electrical hazards. In fact, overhead and buried power lines carry extremely high voltage and pose threats such as burns, falls from elevations, and fatal electrocution. The use of common...Read Full Article

Prepare Your Business with a Disaster Response Plan

With hurricane season here, it’s important that companies are prepared. These storms can cause heavy winds and flooding that impact both the businesses’ infrastructure as well as workers trying to get to work. In the event of a...Read Full Article

School Bus Awareness

For many years, school buses have been protected under U.S. traffic law. These vehicles are trusted to transport children to and from school on a daily basis, and it’s very important that we do all we can to ensure they have the safest...Read Full Article

Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

Leading indicators can play an important role when trying to increase safety in the workplace. They are proactive and preventative measures that shed light on the events leading up to injuries, illnesses, and other workplace incidents and reveal...Read Full Article

Safe + Sound Week 2019

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60% in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed. The...Read Full Article

New NIOSH Report Provides Process for Chemical Management

A vast number of chemical substances do not have occupational exposure limits (OELs) for the workplace, potentially exposing workers to substances at levels that could be harmful. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)...Read Full Article

Preventing Hazardous Gas Exposure

Gas detection remains a top priority for safety managers in many industries, as accidents and safety incidents involving hazardous gas exposure can lead to serious illness and even death. Combustible gas explosions cause destruction including fires,...Read Full Article

Tips for Tractor Safety

Modern farm tractors provide most of the power needed for agricultural enterprises today. According to the National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD), tractors are the most common piece of equipment on farms. Because tractors are used so much, they...Read Full Article

EPA Lowers Lead Limits Allowed in Dust on Floors and Windowsills

According to a new rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month, the amount of lead allowed in dust on floors and windowsills in housing and buildings where children spend significant amounts of time will soon be...Read Full Article

Keep Your Picnics Safe

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to keep your picnic food safe and avoid the dangers associated with keeping food outdoors in the summer heat. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers many helpful...Read Full Article

Department of Labor Announces Upgraded Data System to Assist Mine Operators

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed an upgrade to the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS). This update brings increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used data...Read Full Article

Evaluating Indoor Air Quality

Office ergonomics and indoor air quality are the most common complaints of employees according to Louise Vallee, CSP, CIH, CPE, of Crum and Forester Insurance who spoke at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety 2019 conference....Read Full Article

June 11 is National Forklift Safety Day

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) will observe the sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) on June 11 this year. The ITA uses this day to create an event to educate customers, workers, policymakers, and government officials on the...Read Full Article

June is National Safety Month

Every year the National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes June as National Safety Month. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes. The goal of National Safety Month is to...Read Full Article

Get to Know N95 Disposable Respirators

Disposable respirators protect you and your workers from a variety of hazards, including harmful dust, fog, smoke, vapors, and mists. Without the proper protection, workers may develop chronic breathing problems, cancer, lung damage, or other...Read Full Article

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Revise Requirements in Safety and Health Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions for recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that might be considered confusing, outdated, or...Read Full Article

7 Motorcycle Safety Tips

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designate May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This year’s campaign, Get Up to Speed on Motorcycles, is designed to help...Read Full Article

OSHA Announces Sixth Annual National Fall Stand-Down Week

National Fall Safety Stand-Down Week will take place May 6-10. This week is designed to raise fall hazard awareness and stop fall injuries and fatalities.A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about...Read Full Article

Cal/OSHA Offers Heat Illness Prevention Training

With the summer months fast approaching, Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect their workers from heat illness. Any workers who spend a substantial portion of the shift outdoors should be aware of how to prevent heat illness. Examples include...Read Full Article

Workers’ Memorial Day 2019

On April 28, 2019, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) will observe Workers’ Memorial Day. Workers’ Memorial Day was created to recognize workers who have died or suffered from exposures to...Read Full Article

Choose The Right Hard Hat

When working in the field, it’s important that workers use the proper personal protective equipment, including hard hats. There are different types and classes of hard hats, and getting the right one is vital to a worker’s...Read Full Article

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