Safety Training

  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month: Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe

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    March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, an initiative started by the National Safety Council. This is the perfect opportunity to look (no pun intended) at the different ways we can keep our eyes in tip top shape and review what to do when an accident happens. According to the 1910.133 OSHA eye and face protection standard, employees exposed to eye and Read More

  • GHS Training Program: Catch Up with the New GHS Standards

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    The deadline for training employees about the new standards of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was December 1, 2013. If your company hasn’t done this yet, you should come up with a plan for meeting this requirement. If you manufacture, supply and use chemicals, then you should become familiar with GHS per  OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200, as Read More

  • The Basics of Non-Permit Required and Permit Required Confined Spaces

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    A confined work space is one of the more challenging areas to work in. If you’ve ever had to change a leaking pipe underneath your kitchen sink, you’d have some idea as to how difficult it is working in an area that’s both enclosed and with limited options for entry and exit. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its part defines a confined space as a Read More

  • First Aid Information and Education - It Saves Lives

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    Know what to do in case of emergencies with first aid training. It is an understatement to say first aid knowledge can save lives. A wide range of first aid procedures can be applied to an equally wide range of medical emergency situations. As such, first aid information and education prepares individuals to properly Read More

  • Going Deeper Into Trench Safety

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    Keep work excavations safe In order to increase safety awareness in the trenching industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted a National Emphasis Program for trenching operations. However, it would seem that even the most common hazards of the job still tend to be disregarded. Many employers continue to receive citations for safety violations; and since 2003, there have Read More

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week: A Few Guidelines

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    On average, the U.S. coastline is struck by an average of 3 hurricanes over a 2-year period, with at least one of these being classified as major.  And while the states along or near the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico are most directly impacted by the hurricane season (which occurs from June to November), these weather disturbances affect the entire country. As such, the Read More

  • Top 10 First Aid Myths

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    There are a number of myths out there regarding the proper first aid treatment for common medical emergencies. Below are 10 of the most common first aid mistakes, according to the Red Cross, and the proper action that should be taken. It’s important to know responding correctly helps minimize further damage and may decrease recovery time. Myth Read More

  • The Importance of First Aid

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    Unpleasant though it may be, the fact remains that accidents happen. Even experiencing it as a bystander, an accident is not a pleasant scene. If an accident happens in the workplace, you cannot be a helpless witness, since simply standing by can potentially worsen the situation. This is why it’s important to have at least a basic knowledge of first aid. At Read More

  • The 4 fundamental ADA general requirements

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    There have been a lot of articles covering the nitty-gritty of individual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and procedures. While pouring over these it came to my attention that there are a number of businesses that tend to follow the rule of the law without understanding the spirit of it. What I mean by that is people follow the law to the letter without finding out Read More

  • Oil Rig Fatality Rates Lead to Improved Technology

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    An oil rig somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. On April 20, 2010, 11 workers were killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which also sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Following this disastrous event, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to determine how dangerous offshore drilling Read More

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