Archive for September, 2017
 
 
 
Hazard
 
Farm Workers, Heat Stress, Heat Acclimatization
Farm Workers, Heat Stress, Heat Acclimatization
Farm Workers, Heat Stress, Heat Acclimatization

Why Your Workplace Needs a Heat Acclimatization Program

Heat illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion affect many workplaces during the summer, especially outdoor workplaces. Long hours spent in direct sun quickly lead to dehydration and rising body temperatures, particul...
 
Hazard
 
explosion, dust fire
explosion, dust fire
explosion, dust fire

Explosion in China Draws Attention to Combustible Metal Dust

Combustible dust accidents continue to make news worldwide, and the most recent incident occurred in Kunshan, China, about 30 miles west of Shanghai. A blast caused by aluminum and magnesium dust at Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Prod...
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Hazard
 
Vapors and Fumes
Vapors and Fumes
Vapors and Fumes

Why is it Important to know the Difference between Vapors and Fumes?

Learning the Difference between Vapors and Fumes When working on improving safety within a facility, it is often important to use very precise language. If you are talking to most people, for example, you could typically use te...
 
Emergency Response
 
safety apps, emergency response
safety apps, emergency response
safety apps, emergency response

5 Emergency Planning & Response Apps

New technologies continue to improve safety in the workplace, and many smartphone and tablet apps can increase safety by helping employees lift more safely, use ladders properly and take proper precautions in the heat. Saf...
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PPE
 
safety gear, PPE
safety gear, PPE
safety gear, PPE

ILLUMAGEAR Halo Light Keeps Workers Safe in Dark Environments

The Halo Light is an oval-shaped light that attaches to any hard hat and provides 360 degrees of light. It makes a worker visible from over a quarter mile away and illuminates the immediate area out to a worker’s visual periphe...
 
Facility
 
safety label, hazard label
safety label, hazard label
safety label, hazard label

Repeat Violations Cost Vehicle Interior Manufacturer over $800K

When a company gets into trouble with OSHA regulations more than once, it’s possible to end up in the organization’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program, which focuses on employers that repeatedly disregard safety ...

 
Training
 

Ageism Amongst Safety Professionals and Hiring Processes – An Exploration

What are your Thoughts on Ageism During the Hiring Process? Across LinkedIn’s various message boards, thousands of discussions get started every single day in an attempt to stir up interaction based around relevant workpl...
 
Compliance
 

GHS Transition Tips…in Case You’ve Been Procrastinating

The transition from OSHA’s old Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to the new standard that incorporates the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is well underway, as employers were required to train their employees...