• How to Select Hand Protection for Your Workers

    handprotection 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 hand protection.  But how do you know what to choose? .. Read More
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  • Only One Pair: Protect Workers’ Eyes on the Job

    eyesafety 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 in care, maintenance and disposal of all PPE (personal protective equipment). .. Read More
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  • Protect Your Workers During Summer Shutdowns

    SUS7.5.16emailblogpostimage During the summer months, it’s not uncommon for companies—especially manufacturers—to shut down their operations for a week or more. It provides the opportunity to conduct much needed maintenance and repairs on equipment, ensuring productivity in the workplace the rest of the year. Sometimes, old equipment is replaced during summer shutdowns. If your facility has summer shutdowns every year, you’re probably getting ready for one right now. Do you have all of the sa.. Read More
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  • Fall Prevention Awareness: Teach Your Workers About Fall Protection

    falls 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 all .. Read More
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  • See Clearly: How to Protect Your Eyes on the Job

    eyeprotection 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.. Read More
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  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews 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 more about these violations, click here. Worker Loses Finger in Machine Accident<.. Read More
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  • See Clearly: How to Keep Your Eyewash Stations Healthy

    eyewashstations 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 p.. Read More
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  • Hands Down: Hand Safety Tips You Need to Know

    handsafety 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 to protect their hands from various hazards in the workplace. The Center for Construction Resear.. Read More
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  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews 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 used proper lockout/tagout procedures. Read more .. Read More
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  • Avoid Contaminants in the Air: Develop a Respirator Program for Your Workers

    respirators 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 .. Read More
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