• Eye Protection: Reduce the Risk of Injury

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    Many workplaces contain hazards that can be damaging to workers’ eyes. The best way to protect workers from eye hazards is to provide them with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). When selecting the best eye protection, it’s important to consider the work environment and pick the solution that will offer the most complete protection for that work situation. There are several different types of eye protection that can Read More

  • GHS Update: Next Deadline Just Months Away

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    After the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) training deadline of December 2013, companies likely thought they had met all of the requirements regarding the new GHS regulations. But the training deadline was just the beginning.  The next prominent GHS deadline is now around the corner. By June 1, 2015, all chemicals must be shipped with GHS-approved labels. This applies to chemical Read More

  • Get Ready for Spring: Tips for a Safe Work Zone

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    As spring nears and the weather gets warmer, more workers will be heading to outside work zones. Vehicle traffic that passes through those work zones, as well as equipment used in those areas, can present dangers to workers doing their job. So it’s important to put safeguards in place now that will keep workers safe throughout these upcoming warm weather months. One effective preventative measure is to develop Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A roofing contractor was cited by OSHA for a variety of safety violations and faces proposed penalties of $43,560. The contractor failed to provide fall protection to workers repairing a roof and offered inadequate anchorage points for fall arrest lines. It also did not train employees on how to recognize and address fall hazards. The contractor also put workers at risk for providing a damaged portable ladder (split Read More

  • Avoid an Asbestos Hazard: How to Protect Your Workers

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    As defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. It is also known as a major health hazard. It is a human carcinogen, causing chronic lung disease, along with lung cancer and other types of cancers. OSHA explains that workers can be exposed to asbestos in many ways: during the manufacturing of asbestos-containing products; performing brake or clutch repairs; renovating Read More

  • Fall Protection According to OSHA: Know the Basics

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    Do you know OSHA rules about the basics of fall protection? Even if workers in your workplace are only exposed to heights occasionally, it’s important to know OSHA regulations regarding fall protection and how to keep your workers safe at all heights. Here are some standard facts you must know: OSHA requires that workers in general industry be protected while working at a height of four feet or Read More

  • Stay Safe in the Cold: Snow Removal Safety Facts You Need Now

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    You already know how important it is to protect your workers with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they’re working outside in extremely cold weather conditions. Illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia and cold stress are significant threats to workers’ well-being. At the same time, the actual jobs workers perform outside during the winter months can also jeopardize their health—specifically snow shoveling and using power equipment, such as snow Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    An iron foundry was recently investigated, cited and fined by OSHA for the eighth time since 2011 for failing to protect employees from safety and health hazards. Three recent inspections yielded 27 violations and $152,912 in fines. The company was fined for various fall, machine guarding and sling hazards. The foundry has been in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program since August 2013, after not protecting workers from electrical Read More

  • Amid Changes, OSHA Recordkeeping Remains a Priority

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      During these first months of 2015 is the time for employers to analyze their OSHA 300 logs from 2014 and determine that they have correctly recorded work related injuries and illnesses.  It is also time to create your annual summary; the OSHA 300A. The summary must be certified by the owner, company executive, highest-ranking company official at the site or their supervisor. When complete, the form Read More

  • Seton Case Study: First of Its Kind Pipe Installation Requires One-of-a-Kind Solution from Seton

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    Seton specializes in creating personalized solutions for its customers. For one customer, that personalized solution required the design and creation of extremely large pipe markers featuring colors that had never been used before. DC Water (District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority) runs the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment facility, the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. It was looking for a long-term solution to process and dispose Read More

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