safety

  • 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

  • Summer Job: Protecting Young Workers in Your Workplace

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    As summer begins, so do the careers of many young workers who are entering the workforce for the very first time. Inexperienced workers, including young workers, are at a greater risk of injury on the job. It’s the responsibility of everyone to help keep these young workers safe in the workplace. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) notes that employers must be responsible for the following: Provide a workplace free 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

  • How to Implement a Smoke-Free Policy in Your Facility

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    Having a smoke-free workplace is the law in many locations in the US. But if it’s not in your area, you may still want to consider adopting a smoke-free environment for your workers. It creates a healthy work culture; and a healthy work culture is a productive one. If you need a place to start in your implementation of a smoke-free policy in your workplace, the American Cancer Society Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA issued citations to a contractor who failed to protect workers from scaffolding dangers. One serious and three willful violations were issued. The willful violations were issued because the contractor: allowed workers on scaffolds approximately 18-feet high that were not fully planed or decked; used a scaffold without a safe means of access and exit; used a scaffold with unguarded edges and without guardrails, created fall hazards up Read More

  • Get Ready: Be Prepared for Spring and Summer Weather Hazards

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    We all look forward to the spring and summer months and the nice weather this time of year brings. But, in addition to the warmer temperatures and sunshine, many of us have to also expect some unsettled—and sometimes dangerous—weather. Among the spring and summer weather hazards are thunderstorms, tornados and flooding. Here are some tips on what to do during and after severe weather hits your area. During Severe Spring/Summer Read More

  • AFL-CIO Report: Nearly 150 Workers Killed by Preventable Injuries and Illnesses

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    According to a new report from the AFL-CIO, almost 150 workers died on the job in 2014 from workplace injuries and illnesses that were preventable. The report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, also noted that more than 4,820 workers lost their lives on the job in 2014. In that time, the AFL-CIO estimates that 50,000-60,000 workers died as a result of occupational diseases. Other interesting facts 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

  • Seton Launches Easy Reorder Service for Workplace Safety Supplies

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    To ensure customers never run out of the safety supplies they use all the time, Seton has launched its Easy Reorder service. Customers can sign up to receive automatic deliveries of their safety products, whether they need first aid supplies, safety tags or more. With each Easy Reorder, customers receive 10% off their order. So, in addition to always having safety supplies on hand, they also save money when Read More

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