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  • How to Select Hand Protection for Your Workers

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    There are many potential hazards in the workplace that can put workers’ hand safety at risk. From chemical burns to abrasions, cuts, and even fractures and amputations, a worker’s hands can be injured in several ways. Employers must provide proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the form of hand protection to keep workers’ hands as safe as possible on the job. Gloves are perhaps the most common form of Read More

  • Only One Pair: Protect Workers’ Eyes on the Job

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    As an employer, you need to promote and enforce the use of eye protection when it is necessary. Educate your workers about the importance of eye protection so they will automatically reach for it before they put their eye health at risk. Safety glasses provide good protection. They provide even better protection if they properly fit and are cared for. According to OSHA requirements, employees must receive training Read More

  • Ensure Safe Employees: Promote Safety on the Road

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    Whether your employees use their own vehicle or a company vehicle to get to work, you want everyone to practice safe driving so they arrive safely every day, and safely return home as well. Having safe driving policies in place for your employees makes them aware of what they need to do to stay safe on the road. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) also offers many suggestions Read More

  • Create Your Fire Prevention Plan

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    One of the last things you and your company want to deal with is a devastating fire. While you can’t prevent any disaster from happening, prevention is one way in which you have some control. To help prevent fires from occurring in your workplace, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) suggests creating a fire prevention plan. A written fire prevention plan should contain these elements, according to OSHA: A Read More

  • The Heat is On: Protect Your Workers from the Summer Sun

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    With the official start of summer, workers need to begin to take extra precautions when working in the summer heat. With heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps strong possibilities this time of year, workers have to be aware of these risks and how to prevent them. Here are the symptoms and treatments of each, as compiled by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). Heat Stroke Heat stroke happens Read More

  • Safe Movement: Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

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    Workplace activities, such as heavy lifting, bending, pushing and pulling heavy loads, and awkward body postures, can all contribute to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Some MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, epicondylitis, trigger finger, muscle strains and low back injuries. According to OSHA, ergonomics can effectively reduce the severity and occurrences of MSDs in the workplace.  Implementing an ergonomic process can help a workplace, such as a Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A contractor faces fines of $76,930 from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) after exposing workers to fall hazards. The contractor received a willful citation for failing to provide fall protection equipment to employees working at heights up to 10 feet. Serious violations were given for not providing employees with protective gloves when they applied roof cement, as well as not training workers to inspect and install anchor Read More

  • Fall Prevention Awareness: Teach Your Workers About Fall Protection

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    Fall prevention will receive its annual burst of attention next month—from May 2-6—when the National Safety Stand-Down happens once again. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) coordinates the event as a way in which to increase awareness of preventing falls in the construction industry. The main goal of the Stand-Down is to encourage communication between employers and employees about safety and how to prevent falls. Companies of Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is seeking members to join its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. Six positions are available on Dec. 1, 2016 and OSHA is accepting nominations for management, labor and the public. Those six new members will serve a two-year term on a 12-member committee. According to OSHA, the committee was formed to provide insights to the secretary of labor and the assistant secretary for occupational Read More

  • GHS Deadline Looms: Update Your Hazard Communication Program Today

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    GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) has been on the minds of companies for the last few years. But now, with the June 1, 2016 final deadline fast approaching, compliance with these new regulations needs to be top of mind. So as you get ready, here are some tips from OSHA on how to update your hazard communication program. Step 1: Learn the Standard/Identify Read More

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