Workplace Safety

  • OSHA Updates Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has updated employer responsibilities regarding the reporting of injuries and illnesses with the goal of preventing future injuries. Effective Jan. 1, 2015 (for employers in states covered by federal OSHA), employers must inform OSHA when an employee is killed on the job, or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The new rule includes two core updates. OSHA is updating Read More

  • Demolition Hazards on the Jobsite: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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    Citing many recent fatalities, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has launched a new website focused on protecting workers from construction demolition hazards. On the new site, OSHA outlines how to avoid these hazards. The first step is to plan ahead. OSHA recommends completing an engineering survey before any demolition work begins. Next is to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes protection for the eyes, face, head, Read More

  • ADA Marks 24 Years: Know the Guidelines to Stay Compliant

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    As the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) marked its 24th anniversary recently, it continues to evolve. The most recent example is New York State’s summer adoption of new legislation calling for the update of handicapped signage and logos. The new signs will not include “handicapped”; instead, using the word “accessible.” The logo will also depict a more “active” image. Whether or not you live or work in New York, Read More

  • Backing Construction Vehicles: How to Keep Safe from Moving Hazards

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    Backing construction vehicles can be a major safety hazard on the jobsite, leading to serious injury and even death. Recognizing the threat of danger, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers recommendations to keep workers safe from this particular vehicle hazards. NIOSH recently released a document outlining those threats and how to address them. While making sure equipment is operating properly is a key Read More

  • 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Parking Permits

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    Properly designed parking permits are very important to the safety and efficiency of any parking lot. When combined with proper enforcement and security, you can expect that most, if not all, users will have a good experience in your parking facility, whether it is a car park, parking structure, parking garage, carport or open-air parking area. When designing Read More

  • Safety Slogans: A Reminder A Day Keeps Hazards Away

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    Safety slogans for the workplace are posted to serve as reminders of the importance of safe work practices and the dangers that exist when these safety rules are not followed. Whether there is a severe weather condition, harmful threat, a fire or power outage, everyone in your facility will be reminded what to do. Workplace slogans for safety are usually short and catchy to communicate a message people Read More

  • Noise Hazards in the Workplace: How to Quiet the Risk

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    Is your workplace harming the hearing of your workers? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million workers spend each workday in “damaging noise” and that 22 million are exposed to that damaging noise every year. NIOSH suggests that workers are not exposed to noise levels greater than 85 decibels (dBa) for eight hours. To prevent exposing workers to dangerous noise Read More

  • Shift Work: Keep Workers Safe Whenever They’re on the Job

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  • Giant Custom Signs for Giant Recognition

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    It's a somewhat universally acknowledged truth that establishments need to be seen in order for a customer to find them. Businesses still require proper signage to create a brand with which people can identify. In some case, even standardized signs are not sufficient enough. A Customized Fit A well-crafted signage appeals to the attention of the general public. Whether the signage is to be a billboard, awning, or marquee, it Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OHSA hands out penalties to many companies for a variety of different safety violations. Learn how they put their workers at risk, as well as other safety news. A manufacturing company and staffing company were cited by OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) for 13 safety and health violations, with proposed penalties of $49,000. An OSHA inspection revealed that workers were exposed to dangerous, unguarded machinery, as well as Read More

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