OSHA

  • Flammable Storage Cabinets Prevent Disasters

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    Keep people and property safe by using flammable storage cabinets. Flammable storage cabinets save lives and property. The staff of Kaikoura High School in New Zealand was made well aware of this fact when they narrowly avoided a hazardous chemical catastrophe. According to a Marlborough Express article, first responders were called when a Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Keep your workers safe with guidance from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Here are some recent headlines from the agency on best practices and lessons learned. Raising Awareness on Fall Hazards: OSHA plans to hold a national safety stand-down from June 2 through June 6 to raise awareness about fall hazards, a leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. OSHA wants employers and workers to use the Read More

  • A New OSHA Initiative: Temporary Worker Safety

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    Lawrence Daquan "Day" Davis, a 21 year old from Jacksonville FL was crushed to death when a palletizing machine was accidentally restarted by a co-worker. A notable fact regarding this case is that Mr. Davis is a temporary worker. His case is one of a number of Read More

  • Custom Safety Solutions And The Bottom Line: More Related Than You Think

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    It's a sad fact that a number of businesses, in an effort to increase their profits, implement cost-cutting measures that can compromise workplace safety. Thankfully, this kind of thinking is falling out of favor. Nowadays, a lot of businesses are adopting the attitude that investing in workplace safety is not only necessary for compliance, it actually Read More

  • Clearing Up the ANSI Sign Confusion

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    We’ve heard from many customers that they need some clarity around which safety signs they need in their facility to ensure OSHA-compliance. We definitely understand the confusion and we want to help clear it up. In September 2013, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its signage regulations to add the 2011 ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Z535 safety sign standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and Read More

  • Pedestrian Safety In Your Warehouse: A Safer Layout for Forklift Traffic

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    As far as industrial sites go, warehouses, especially large ones, are unique in the sense that these facilities experience both outdoor and indoor traffic. Indoor traffic is a combination of pedestrian traffic and powered industrial trucks like forklifts moving along warehouse aisles. As you may know, large warehouses rely on forklifts and other material handling equipment to efficiently move their inventory from one part of the facility Read More

  • Working Safely in Cold Weather: Dealing With Cold Stress, Snow and Ice

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    Is it just me, or does it seem like it isn't going to get warm anytime soon? Some news outlets are reporting the cold will be with us for at least another week. For those who have to work in this weather, extra safety precautions should be taken. Generally speaking, workers working outside, in this freezing cold, are Read More

  • A Short Primer on GHS and HazCom Labels

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    Regular readers of this blog would know we take the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS quite seriously as evidenced by our previous articles dedicated to the subject. However, these articles were focused on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s push for Read More

  • Some Tips for Choosing The Right Hearing Protection for Your Workers

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    According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders or NIDCD, about 17 percent or 36 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. This statistic is troubling for two reasons; first, hearing loss, particularly the sensorineural type is permanent and secondly, hearing loss is preventive in a manner that’s cost effective. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its part acknowledges Read More

  • OSHA Heat Scale Explained

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    Foremen have to consider a lot of things when it comes to deciding how to schedule the workday. One such consideration is that day’s weather conditions and how long would it be safe to keep your workers engaged in heavy labor. In line with this, OSHA has devised a scale which helps determine how to schedule your workers’ workday based on the temperature of their working environment called Read More

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