HazCom: Simplified Program Ideas for Safety Managers

Hazardous Chemicals, HazCom

Many hazardous substances and materials enter the workplace, but some industries certainly use more hazardous materials than others. Even if your facility only uses one hazardous chemical, though, your company is still required to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom or HCS). This standard states employees have a right to know the names of

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

OSHA Pushing For A Safe Black Friday

Black Friday crowd

In preparation for what could be the biggest shopping day in American retail history, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employees to take the necessary precautions to prevent workplace injuries during Black Friday. As Black Friday begins to rapidly approach, many retailers are focused on any last

OSHA Proposes New Rule

Breaking News Globe in 3D including clipping path

OSHA Believes More Timely Data Will Help All On November 7, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially announced that they have proposed a rule that would improve how workplace injuries and illnesses are tracked. The announcement came shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report.

Susan Harwood Training Grants Announced

OSHA recently announced that $10.1 million in grants were awarded through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program in 2013. Grants are awarded to organizations to help them provide training and educational programs for employers and employees, helping them improve safety in the workplace. This year there were 70 non-profit, community and faith-based organizations that received

Protecting America’s Workers Act

Keys to a safe and healthy workplace

The last time a bill for occupational safety and health (OSH Act of 1970) made it to the desk of the oval office, Richard Nixon was sitting behind it. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), is looking to change that by reintroducing the Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA) (S.665). PAWA will aim at making improvements to the

Preventing Construction Falls

Infographic on fall protection

The peak of the construction business season is rapidly approaching. While we embrace and enjoy the many benefits of the construction season, it should also serve as a reminder to the many risks associated within the industry. Even with all the information and safety devices available, falls are still the leading cause of injury and