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Colored Ladders
Colored Ladders
Colored Ladders

“Idiots on Ladders” Contest Raises Awareness about Ladder Safety

Ladder safety may seem like commonsense, but too many people suffer annually because of ladder accidents related to misuse. Each day, about 2000 people in the U.S. are injured in ladder-related accidents, and many of those inju...
 
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Safety Myths
Safety Myths
Safety Myths

Safety Myths – It’s Time We Debunk These 5 Safety Myths

Safety Myths That Are Not True One of the biggest problems with facility safety is that there are many myths that are repeated on a regular basis. These myths are not just untrue, but they can actually make a facility more dang...
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Hazardous Chemicals
Hazardous Chemicals
Hazardous Chemicals

Will Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

Last month, OSHA issued a Request for Information in order to begin a national dialogue about permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This request asks stakeholders in industries that manufa...
 
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Black Lung Disease
Black Lung Disease
Black Lung Disease

Respiratory Disease Resurges Among Coal Miners

What should be done when old workplace problems reemerge decades later? This is a question regulatory agencies, industry associations and workplaces have been asking recently about coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) (often refe...
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Skylight Screen, Fall Protection
Skylight Screen, Fall Protection
Skylight Screen, Fall Protection

Install Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

Fall protection in the workplace receives a lot of attention, as it is the most frequently cited OSHA standard, and falls to a lower level accounted for 574 work-related fatalities in 2013. These falls occur in many circum...
 
 
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Machine Perimeter Guarding, Machine Guarding
Machine Perimeter Guarding, Machine Guarding
Machine Perimeter Guarding, Machine Guarding

Guard Machines with Easy-to-Install Fences from Folding Guard

The Saf-T-Fence is a modular system of repositionable doors, wire mesh panels and posts that can be erected around dangerous machinery. The new Drop-N-Lock bracket system for use with the Saf-T-Fence can also make this type of ...

 
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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...
 
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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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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...

 
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 ...