• Stay Safe in the Work Zone This Summer

    workzoneblogpost7.25.16 If your workers are out in a work zone this summer, chances are you have already prepared them for the task. They should know what they need to stay safe on the job. But it’s always helpful to remind workers about safety protocol to ensure they follow proper procedures when they’re in a work zone. Here are some reminders to share with your workers:
  • 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
  • Protect Your Workers During Summer Shutdowns

    SUS7.5.16emailblogpostimage During the summer months, it’s not uncommon for companies—especially manufacturers—to shut down their operations for a week or more. It provides the opportunity to conduct much needed maintenance and repairs on equipment, ensuring productivity in the workplace the rest of the year. Sometimes, old equipment is replaced during summer shutdowns. If your facility has summer shutdowns every year, you’re probably getting ready for one right now. Do you have al.. Read More
  • Create Your Fire Prevention Plan

    LFfireexitblogpostimage One of the last things you and your company want to deal with is a devastating fire. While you can’t prevent any disaster from happening, prevention is one way in which you have some control. To help prevent fires from occurring in your workplace, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) suggests creating a fire prevention plan. A written fire prevention plan should contain these elements, according to OSHA.. Read More
  • The Heat is On: Protect Your Workers from the Summer Sun

    hotweather With the official start of summer, workers need to begin to take extra precautions when working in the summer heat. With heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps strong possibilities this time of year, workers have to be aware of these risks and how to prevent them. Here are the symptoms and treatments of each, as compiled by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). Heat Stroke Heat stroke happens when the body can’t control its temperature. It can lead to d.. Read More