Safety Training

  • Forklift Safety: Proper Training Can Save Lives

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    Proper training can be a lifesaver. That’s certainly true when it comes to forklift operation training. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), forklift accidents cause approximately 85 fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries annually. OSHA estimates that about 20 to 25 percent of those are caused in part by inadequate training. OSHA states that forklift operators must be trained and certified by their companies, which are required Read More

  • Workplace Safety Awareness: Get The Word Out with Slogans, Signs, and Labels

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    For any problem, you need to find the cause before you can arrive at an ideal solution. Only then can you figure out the best way to tackle the issue at hand. The same goes for addressing safety hazards in your workplace, which doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are guidelines to help you determine the Read More

  • Safety in Small Spaces: Preventing Confined Space Danger

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    Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous work areas because of their size. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) defines a confined space as an area with “limited openings for entry or exit, is large enough for entering and working, and not designed for continuous worker occupancy.” Examples of confined spaces, according to OSHA, are underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits and silos. Permit-required confined spaces include those Read More

  • July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

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    Did you know that more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day? That is over 80 injuries an hour and more than 1 per minute! But there is good news. An estimated 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented when the proper safety eyewear is used. Since July is National Eye Injury Prevention Month, it's a good time to review your Read More

  • The History of GHS Classification

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    As the world is currently focused on the World Cup and its host country, Brazil, it's interesting to note that Brazil was also the site of the creation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). More than 20 years later, implementation of GHS, an internationally recognized system for the classification and labeling, continues. In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known Read More

  • Learn to Spot Hazards with the Hazfinder OSHA Training Tool

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    OSHA has released the Hazfinder, a new Hazard Identification Training Tool, an interactive game-based training tool designed to engage and educate users. There are three simulations to choose from: OSHA Visual Inspection Training Manufacturing Construction   Each scenario presents its own safety problems and issues to address. From turning out a profit and fixing safety issues, spotting the possible dangers in different areas to allocating time to Read More

  • Jump-start Hearts: AED Programs Can Save Lives

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    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a remorseless killer.  With over 60 million Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease, SCA is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, claiming nearly 325,000 lives each year. Tens of thousands of these fatalities occur in work areas that are far from appropriate medical care -- and that's what kills people. The survival rate for cardiac arrests that occur far from hospitals ranges from a Read More

  • Raising Awareness About Fall Protection: Avoid Serious Injuries and Death

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    According to a new fall prevention training guide recently released by OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Falls were attributed to more than one third of the 721 construction deaths in 2011, noted OSHA. The Fall Prevention Training Guide: A Lesson Plan for Employers contains information for employers to share with employees to better educate them about fall prevention, addressing ladder, scaffolding and roofing Read More

  • 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

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