Podcasts to Improve the Workplace

3 min read Good employers and safety managers are always looking for ways to improve their workplaces. New equipment such as innovative PPE and new methods for organizing the workplace such as 5S can help create improvements in both safety and efficiency. When you’re always looking at the same workplace day in and day out, coming up with … Read morePodcasts to Improve the Workplace

Indoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance

Indoor Air Quality

3 min read Outdoor air can be filled with pollutants from vehicles, industrial processes and plenty of other sources, so outdoor air quality should be our biggest air quality concern, right? Wrong. If you work indoors, the air you breathe all day long in your office building, warehouse or manufacturing facility could actually be the bigger threat to … Read moreIndoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance

7 Places to Use Anti-Slip Tape

traction tape, non-skid tape

4 min read Slips, trips and falls account for the most accidents in general industry, according to OSHA, resulting in 15 percent of accidental deaths in the workplace. Only work-related motor vehicle accidents cause more worker fatalities annually.  These accidents also cause many injuries that lead to time spent away from work. Slips, trips and falls (STFs) can … Read more7 Places to Use Anti-Slip Tape

The Visual Workplace – 5 Less Obvious Places to Use Signs and Labels

floor sign, informational label

5 min read Your workplace already uses many types of signs and labels: exit signs, hazard pictograms and signs telling workers not to smoke, not to enter and not to forget to wear PPE. These signs are an integral part of a visual workplace, which is a work environment where visual cues like signs and labels quickly communicate … Read moreThe Visual Workplace – 5 Less Obvious Places to Use Signs and Labels

Repeat Violations Cost Vehicle Interior Manufacturer over $800K

safety label, hazard label

4 min read 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 measures. This happened to Formed Fiber Technologies, a business that manufactures vehicle interior trimmings for automobile makers like General Motors and Toyota. OSHA … Read moreRepeat Violations Cost Vehicle Interior Manufacturer over $800K

Traffic Management in the Warehouse

traffic

3 min read As a safety manager, you are responsible for the safety of everyone in your warehouse: workers and visitors, vehicle drivers and pedestrians. You can train some of these people, but others you can’t. Consequently, it’s imperative you properly direct traffic in your warehouse so everyone can move safely through the space to accomplish their tasks. … Read moreTraffic Management in the Warehouse

Safe Stacking and Storage in the Warehouse

Floor Markings, Storage, Stacking

5 min read When we think of the safety issues associated with warehouses, many of us tend to think about the hazards involved in using equipment like forklifts or the dangers of lifting heavy materials. While these issues do pose significant threats, the way materials are actually stored in the warehouse can also impact everyone’s safety. If stacked … Read moreSafe Stacking and Storage in the Warehouse

How to Start a Health and Safety Management System

5 min read Your facility probably has many written safety procedures—hazard communication or emergency response, for example—but do you have a comprehensive health and safety management system (HSMS)? OSHA mandates many kinds of safety plans, but there is no federal mandate regarding a health and safety system that covers all other safety plans (though some states do require … Read moreHow to Start a Health and Safety Management System