• National Safety Month 2017: Keep Each Other Safe!

    Workplace Safety Each June, the National Safety Council -- and thousands of other organizations across the country, including Seton -- works to raise awareness about safety by putting on National Safety Month. The goal of the annual campaign is to increase safety at work, on roads and in homes. This year, the theme for the month of June is to "Keep Each Other Safe." In fact, each week of June will be dedicated to highlighting a different safety topic:
    • Week 1: Stand Up to Falls Accordin.. Read More
  • 5 Steps to a Safe and Compliant Warehouse

    Warehouse Safety Want to improve warehouse worker safety at your own business? Follow these five steps from Seton to establish effective warehouse safety:
    1. 1. Protect Against Slips, Trips & Falls Slips and falls are responsible for about 40 percent of reported workplace deaths. Take advantage of anti-slipping safety products - such as .. Read More
  • OSHA’s 3-Step Guide to Fall Prevention

    SUS_BLOG_300x200_022117_Construction_022117 Falls are the leading cause of death on construction job sites (40 percent) and account for 15 percent of accidental workplace deaths across all industries each year. In an effort to raise awareness among both workers and employers, OSHA teamed up with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and the Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (.. Read More
  • 10 Must-Have Safety Signs for OSHA Compliance

    OSHA44 According to the Hazard Communication Standard from OSHA, organizations must post safety signs that comply with standards from the American National Standard Institute from either 1967-1968 (ANSI Z53.1, Z35.1 and Z35.2) or 2011 (ANSI Z535.1, Z535.2 and Z535.5). The most effective way to communicate warnings and other important safety messages to employees and visitors alike is through the use of safety signs. For details regarding the specific signs you should hang at your facilities, visit OSHA.com. In the meantime, hang these 10 ty.. Read More
  • How to Select Hand Protection for Your Workers

    handprotection There are many potential hazards in the workplace that can put workers’ hand safety at risk. From chemical burns to abrasions, cuts, and even fractures and amputations, a worker’s hands can be injured in several ways. Employers must provide proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the form of hand protection to keep workers’ hands as safe as possible on the job. Gloves are perhaps the most common form of hand protection.  But how do you know what to choose? .. Read More
  • Only One Pair: Protect Workers’ Eyes on the Job

    eyesafety As an employer, you need to promote and enforce the use of eye protection when it is necessary. Educate your workers about the importance of eye protection so they will automatically reach for it before they put their eye health at risk. Safety glasses provide good protection. They provide even better protection if they properly fit and are cared for. According to OSHA requirements, employees must receive training in care, maintenance and disposal of all PPE (personal protective equipment). .. Read More
  • Ensure Safe Employees: Promote Safety on the Road

    safedriving Whether your employees use their own vehicle or a company vehicle to get to work, you want everyone to practice safe driving so they arrive safely every day, and safely return home as well. Having safe driving policies in place for your employees makes them aware of what they need to do to stay safe on the road. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) also offers many suggestions on how to keep your employees safe.. Read More
  • Avoid the Sting: Keep Workers Safe from Insects

    insects There are many hazards that outdoor workers face during the summer months. In addition to those hazards related to the heat and extremely hot weather, workers also have to deal with insects that can inflict harm. Stinging insects, such as bumble bees, wasps and hornets, can cause just temporary injury most of the time. But sometimes, insect stings can be serious. NIOSH offers these tips to follow if a worker is stung by an insect while on the job: .. Read More
  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews A food manufacturer was cited for several safety violations by OSHA after a worker suffered a fatal fall. The worker fell 24 feet from a top-tier warehouse rack.  The company had forklifts elevate employees in pallets while conducting inventory. A willful violation was given for not using an approved platform for raising employees on forklifts, as well as not providing fall protection. The manufacturer was also cited for continuing to fail in providing hazard communication training. Workers were also not provided hand protection when working with hazardous materials. .. Read More
  • Anatomy of an Exit Route: Ensure People Can Safely Evacuate

    exitrouteblogpostimage Would occupants of your building be able to safely find an exit in the event of an emergency? It’s vital that you provide exit routes that quickly and easily guide everyone to safety. Follow these tips from OSHA to ensure safe exits in your facility:
    • Keep exit routes free from explosives or highly flammable items.
    • Ensure exit routes are free and unobstructed.
    • .. Read More