Workplace Safety

  • Violence at Work: How Secure Is Your Company?

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    It is a threat that exists in large businesses and small, in every type of industry and in every area of the country. Workplace violence is one of today’s most-pressing safety concerns — and the statistics are staggering: • Each week, an average of 20 workers are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted at work. • Workplace violence is the No. 1 cause of death for women on the Read More

  • 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

  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

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    Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should: Resist penetration by objects Absorb the shock of a blow Be water-resistant and slow burning Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be 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

  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

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    Since head injuries can be life-altering or even fatal, it’s important to wear the proper head protection on the jobsite. Hard hats can protect both workers and supervisors from falling objects, bumping their heads on objects, as well as helping them to avoid contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear, such as hard hats, has to meet ANSI standards or provide equal protection. Employers must select the type of Read More

  • Meet the Latest Safety Padlock from Master Lock®

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    Implementing your lockout procedures shouldn’t be dangerous! This is why Seton has recently launched dielectric thermoplastic safety padlocks from industry leader Master Lock®! As with all Master Lock® padlocks, this new safety product carries the same high standards for padlock design, application and performance that customers have trusted since 1921. But the good news is  Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Several companies were recently fined for a variety of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) violations. Retailer Cited for Multiple Safety Violations A national retailer faces penalties of $217,000 after being cited for four safety violations (three willful and one repeat) in a Montana location. The willful violations were failure to keep exit routes free and unobstructed, storing materials in unstable and unsecured ways, and using space around electrical 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

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