Five Ways to Keep Workers Safe From Electrocution on the Job

Electricity continues to be one of the top causes of death among construction workers every single year, and claims lives in a number of other industries as well. The human body, being water-based, is an extremely good conductor of electricity, and even relatively low amounts of electricity can still cause serious injury to us. Short … Read moreFive Ways to Keep Workers Safe From Electrocution on the Job

How to Use Industrial Hygiene to Improve Worker Health & Safety

Much like everyday hygiene, industrial hygiene is a term associated with health and habits that help to keep you from getting sick and injured. In an industrial setting, hygiene also is used as a blanket safety term for a number of other workplace hazards that can be addressed via not only traditional personal hygiene, but … Read moreHow to Use Industrial Hygiene to Improve Worker Health & Safety

OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

Have you heard of overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE? If not, it’s time to learn; OOE is a standard practice in many top tier production conglomerates and helps to measure certain impacts on your business that might, without a proper system, seem abstract or intangible. Basically, overall equipment effectiveness operates on the premise than any … Read moreOEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

Spill Containment and Absorbents – HazMat Cleanup In A Nutshell

If you’ve been following the news the past few days, you may have seen that BP had a bit of a mishap at one of their factories, where a process malfunctioned and dumped crude oil into Lake Michigan for about two hours. This, of course, coming not long after sanctions were lifted following their highly-publicized … Read moreSpill Containment and Absorbents – HazMat Cleanup In A Nutshell

The Colors of Safety – Using Common Color Associations to Promote Workplace Safety

Many of our lifelong associations between shapes, colors, and symbols are formed in our early years of life and follow us for decades. This “universal language” helps us to visually communicate with one another, even when coming from different backgrounds and cultures. In the workplace, these types of associations most often manifest themselves in the … Read moreThe Colors of Safety – Using Common Color Associations to Promote Workplace Safety

Crystalline Silica Exposure – The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Silicosis Prevention

In the United States alone, millions of workers per year are exposed to a threat that many of us don’t even know about, let alone have the proper information to accurately address and prevent. In fact, silicosis is a relatively unknown condition due to the long dormancy period that usually occurs between affliction and the … Read moreCrystalline Silica Exposure – The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Silicosis Prevention

Electrical Safety for Construction

When trying to improve electrical safety for construction sites there are many challenges that must be overcome. In many cases, employees will need to bring the electricity to where they are working, since there aren’t normal outlets available. This means there may be long extension cords, generators and other electrical equipment throughout the area. Without … Read moreElectrical Safety for Construction