The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Silica Exposure

Exposure to the common silicon compound “silica,” which makes up much of the rocks, sand, and earth we stand on and use every day, has been slowly killing workers for years now. Also known as silicosis, exposure occurs when silica-containing materials are blasted, scraped, cut, or pulverized, and can be lethal. Silicosis, which has no … Read moreThe Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Silica Exposure

Back Safety For Safety Managers

Back safety, which falls primarily under workplace ergonomics, is one of the biggest causes of missed work days (apparently only beat out by the common cold, according to the Bureau for Labor statistics!) that exists. Back injuries fall under musculoskeletal injuries, and safety managers wondering as to the importance of proper back safety should look … Read moreBack Safety For Safety Managers

The 6 Pillars of Effective Safety Training

Safety programs within any business can only thrive when paired with proper safety training. In a number of cases, however, employers and safety managers may find themselves facing problems with compliance, acceptance, or comprehension of safety rules. In order to ensure that training information is effective and is retained, you can follow a six step … Read moreThe 6 Pillars of Effective Safety Training

Accident Prevention in the Workplace

Learning how to quickly respond to accidents and injuries in the workplace is important, but whenever possible, it is best to learn how to prevent accidents before they ever occur. Of course, it won’t ever be possible to completely eliminate accidents, but with some effort, workplaces can dramatically reduce the number of accidents and injuries … Read moreAccident Prevention in the Workplace

WHMIS – Your Guide to Hazardous Materials Labeling in the Workplace

Across a range of industries, chemicals and controlled substances are imported and exported on a daily bases. In fact, in most industrial production settings, you’d be hard-pressed to find a warehouse or facility not using these materials. The WHMIS is Canada’s “Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System,” and seeks to keep workers informed of the type … Read moreWHMIS – Your Guide to Hazardous Materials Labeling in the Workplace

Bloodborne Diseases in the Workplace – Keeping Employees Safe

In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that the healthcare industry alone has over five and a half million employees every year at risk for exposure to bloodborne diseases in their jobs. While these workers are at the highest risk for encountering bloodborne pathogens, general safety managers across other industries should not write off exposure … Read moreBloodborne Diseases in the Workplace – Keeping Employees Safe