safety

  • 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

  • OSHA: Celebrating 44 Years of Safety

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    If your workplace is a safe place today, it’s likely because of the work OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) does every day. It’s work OSHA has done for the last 44 years. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health, noted in his blog on the OSHA website how OSHA’s work began once President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into Read More

  • Employee Communication Helps in Reporting and Preventing Accidents

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    Because employees are the individuals on the front lines, they oftentimes see what the managers don’t: both the good and the bad. If injuries or illnesses occur on the jobsite, they see what happened. Chances are, they know the exact cause. They may even know how to prevent it. For all of these reasons, employees must be encouraged to share what they see and what they know about any Read More

  • Start an Employee Safety Training Program

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    If you’re starting 2015 with a renewed commitment to safety and compliance at your workplace, a good way to spread that commitment among your workers is to create an employee safety training program. An employee safety training program is an effective way in which to create a strong safety culture and reduce overall workplace hazards. OSHA provides guidelines on how to build and maintain a program. The first Read More

  • Job Hazard Analysis: What It Is and Why You Need It

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    The purpose of a job hazard analysis is to examine job tasks and identify hazards related to those tasks before they happen. Once completed, a job hazard analysis can prevent injuries and illnesses. On a larger scale, according to OSHA, they can also yield more effective work processes, reduce workers’ compensation costs and increase worker productivity. OSHA suggests giving the highest priority to these types of jobs when planning Read More

  • Survey: Number of Workplace Injuries Down in 2013

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    The number of injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers dropped in 2013, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII).  This represents steady declines over the last 11 years (except for 2012). More than 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in 2013. This represents an incidence rate of 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. The Read More

  • Reducing Risk in Your Workplace

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    Risk is “the probability of an event occurring and the severity of the injury that may result,” according to A Resource Guide on the Journey to Safety Excellence from the National Safety Council (NSC). To mitigate risk, hazards within the workplace must be identified, evaluated, eliminated or controlled before they cause any harm. The NSC highlights how hazard identification and control can help prevent injuries. To effectively Read More

  • Hand Safety: What Workers Need to Wear to Stay Protected

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    One important way in which employers can protect workers on the job is to provide them with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Used correctly, PPE can help protect workers from hazards they encounter while performing day-to-day job duties. According to OSHA, hazards specific to hands and arms include skin absorption of harmful substances, chemical or thermal burns, electrical dangers, bruises, abrasions, cuts, punctures, fractures and amputations. The best Read More

  • How to Reduce the Spread of Colds and Viruses in the Workplace

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    While you do your best to protect your workers while they perform their job duties in extreme cold weather conditions, it’s not always possible to protect them from getting a cold or the flu. Yet, when one worker gets sick, it’s important that employers and workers do all they can to prevent the illness from spreading to more people in the workforce. According to the Centers for Disease Read More

  • Housekeeping in Your Facility: Why a Clean Workplace is a Safe and Healthy Workplace

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    A clean workplace isn’t just an organized workplace. It’s also a safe and healthy one. You may think your workplace is clean and safe, but is it? Ask yourself these questions from the National Safety Council’s  (NSC) “cleaning quiz” to see how well housekeeping duties are performed in your facility. Are passageways kept clear? Does stacked material impeded workers’ vision? How often is combustible waste removed to minimize fire hazards? Are all Read More

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