safety

  • Stay Safe in the Cold: Snow Removal Safety Facts You Need Now

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    You already know how important it is to protect your workers with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they’re working outside in extremely cold weather conditions. Illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia and cold stress are significant threats to workers’ well-being. At the same time, the actual jobs workers perform outside during the winter months can also jeopardize their health—specifically snow shoveling and using power equipment, such as snow Read More

  • Amid Changes, OSHA Recordkeeping Remains a Priority

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      During these first months of 2015 is the time for employers to analyze their OSHA 300 logs from 2014 and determine that they have correctly recorded work related injuries and illnesses.  It is also time to create your annual summary; the OSHA 300A. The summary must be certified by the owner, company executive, highest-ranking company official at the site or their supervisor. When complete, the form Read More

  • 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

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