• Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in Your Workplace

    sliptripfall Slips, trips and falls account for more general industry accidents than any other type of incident. And 15 percent of all on-the-job fatalities are attributed to slips, trips and falls. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, slips, trips and falls resulted in: • 680 fatalities • More than 285,000 lost work-time injuries The numbers may be startling, but there is still a tendency by some to overlook the dangers of slips, trips and falls in the.. Read More
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  • Violence at Work: How Secure Is Your Company?

    Workplace violenceIt 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 job. • Nearly 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence in the U.S. each year. Every safet.. Read More
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  • Meet the Latest Safety Padlock from Master Lock®

    Master Lock Dielectric Thermoplastic Safety PadlocksImplementing 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 .. Read More
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  • The History of GHS Classification

    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 as the Rio Summit, more than 172 world governments and thousands of representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) agreed to create a standard for hazard communication in order to eliminate confusion.

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  • Hazard Communication: An Overview

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    Learn the Basics of GHS

    A Louisiana food processing plant was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on June 18, 2014, for allegedly exposing employees to levels of carbon monoxide that were at least four times above the permissible exposure limit. Additionally, the company received two serious violations for failing to develo.. Read More
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  • Video: How to Install a U-Channel Sign Post

    When you're planning to buy new traffic or parking signs, you're probably also thinking about how you will install sign posts. With the right tools and techniques, your new signs and posts can be put up to stand the test of time. Watch this brief video to learn the correct way to install  U-Channel sign posts.
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  • Jump-start Hearts: AED Programs Can Save Lives

    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 mere 1 to 5 percent. Hence, when it comes to SCA, every second victims remain out of care greatly reduces their chance of survival. .. Read More
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  • Block the Sun, Not the Fun: 7 Sun Safety Tips

    The oncoming 80-degree weather can tempt you well enough to don your swimsuits and frolic under the sun, but that doesn’t mean you should totally put your guards down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites skin cancer, which is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, as the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, studies suggest that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. .. Read More
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  • The Perils of Working with Electricity

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    An employee was operating a pneumatic-powered machine when the equipment malfunctioned. The employee determined that the air compressor was not working properly. After inspecting the compressor, he concluded that the problem was due to a blown fuse in a nearby electric panel. Reaching into the panel box, the employee attempted to remove one of the fuses. He was electrocuted and died instantly. — OSHA Accident Report 7/11/2011 .. Read More
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  • The Fatal Four of Construction and Mining

    When working in industries such as construction and mining, accidents are bound to happen. The presence of hazardous conditions and use of heavy machinery increases the risk of injury and even death for workers. According to the latest data of Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 4,400 fatal injuries were reported in 2012 alone.

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