PPE

  • 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

  • See Clearly: How to Protect Your Eyes on the Job

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    Protecting your eyes from workplace hazards should be a priority. Those hazards can exist in a variety of workplaces and in a multitude of forms. According to the American Optometric Association, eye protection is necessary when these eye hazards are possible: Projectiles (dust, concrete, metal, wood and other particles) Chemicals (splashes and fumes) Radiation (especially visible light, ultraviolet radiation, heat or infrared radiation and lasers) Bloodborne pathogens (hepatitis or HIV) from Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A contractor faces fines of more than $48,000 for fall hazards on a job site. The contractor was cited by OSHA for five repeat and two serious violations. Four employees were found not wearing fall protection, and three of those workers (who were on a roof) had not received fall protection training. The one employee on a scaffold had not been trained to identify scaffolding hazards. To read Read More

  • See Clearly: How to Keep Your Eyewash Stations Healthy

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    While eyewash stations are meant to prevent further injury when a worker's eye is exposed to a hazardous substance, these stations can actually cause harm to workers if they are not properly maintained. According to OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration), water found in poorly maintained eyewash stations can contain organisms that cause infections. Those organisms are Acanthamoeba, Pseudomonas and Legionella, and they can produce a wide Read More

  • Hands Down: Hand Safety Tips You Need to Know

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    Cuts, sprains, strains, fractures, burns, amputations—these are all injuries that can occur on hands. How do you ensure that your workers protect their hands when performing their job duties? Do you encourage the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? How else do you promote hand safety on the job? Because our hands are so important for work and for life, it’s important that your workers take the proper precautions Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A furniture retailer faces $431,000 in OSHA fines for failing to protect workers from machine hazards. The retailer faces more than $1.8 million in fines issued earlier in the year at other locations. This recent citation was given after OSHA found that the company didn’t implement procedures to prevent machines from unintentional start-ups when operators changed tables, cleaned machines and cleared jams. The company also failed to ensure machine operators Read More

  • Avoid Contaminants in the Air: Develop a Respirator Program for Your Workers

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    Respirators help protect workers from inhaling dangerous chemicals and particles in the air. They help workers by filtering particles from the air, chemically cleaning (purifying) the air, or by supplying clean air from an outside source. Because there are many different types of respirators and different reasons to wear them, it is helpful to have a respiratory protection program in place so your workers know exactly how Read More

  • Protect Yourself and Your Workers: The Top 10 OSHA Violations to Avoid

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    Are you not sure where you and your organization should focus your safety efforts? Here’s a place to start: The 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015 were announced at the recent National Safety Council Congress & Expo. NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman notes how the list “is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety Read More

  • Hazard Assessment and Control: Building a Safer Workplace

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    When working to create a safe workplace for all of your employees, one place to start is by conducting a hazard assessment: identify existing and potential hazards before they harm anyone. Then, use controls—actions to eliminate or lower risks—to manage those hazards. OSHA offers these suggestions on how to prevent and control hazards: Regularly and thoroughly maintain equipment Ensure that hazard correction procedures are in place Ensure that everyone knows how Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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      OSHA investigated and subsequently fined a cabinet manufacturer for 21 serious safety violations following a worker’s death due to acute exposure to wood dust. The manufacturer was found to have exposed workers to respiratory hazards, fire, explosion and amputation. In addition to the serious violations, there were two other violations. The OSHA citations were machine guarding violations; inadequate guarding for shafts, belts and pulleys; insufficient housekeeping to address accumulating Read More

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