Install Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

Skylight Screen, Fall Protection

3 min read 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 circumstances, and understandably, personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) are often implemented to protect against falls in many workplaces.  Some … Read moreInstall Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

OSHA vs. ANSI Pipe Marking – What You Need to Know

Pipe Marking

3 min read Busy safety managers have plenty of rules and regulations to keep track of, and pipe marking standards may sound complex. That’s because pipe marking regulations aren’t universally adopted by the various standards agencies. Despite this fact, pipe marking doesn’t need to be terribly difficult because you can follow one set of requirements that will help … Read moreOSHA vs. ANSI Pipe Marking – What You Need to Know

Fire Extinguishers – Do You Know How (and When) to Use Them?

Fire Safety

5 min read We’ve discussed the dust explosion pentagon, which explains the five components needed for a combustible dust explosion, before. Today we’re going to discuss a diagram that is simpler, but no less important for people to understand: the fire triangle.  The fire triangle is made up of the three components necessary for a fire to start: … Read moreFire Extinguishers – Do You Know How (and When) to Use Them?

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

New OSHA Injury Reporting & Recordkeeping Rules

workplace injuries, OSHA reporting

3 min read Most employers, especially in manufacturing, construction and other high-risk environments, are probably quite familiar with OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Until now, employers have been required to report any work-related fatalities to OSHA, as well as any incident that led to three or more hospitalizations. Many workplaces also had to keep records of work-related injuries … Read moreNew OSHA Injury Reporting & Recordkeeping Rules

OSHA’s SHARP Program – Safety Success Stories

PPE, safety gear, safety success

5 min read We often hear stories of workplace accidents in the news: combustible dust explosions, fires, chemical accidents, workers electrocuted by power lines. It’s important that these stories are reported since to continue improving workplace safety, we need to know what kind of problems still exist. Not all the news on the safety front is bad, though. … Read moreOSHA’s SHARP Program – Safety Success Stories

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

Why Your Workplace Needs a Heat Acclimatization Program

Farm Workers, Heat Stress, Heat Acclimatization

4 min read 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, particularly in new workers or those who have recently returned to work after an absence.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a … Read moreWhy Your Workplace Needs a Heat Acclimatization Program

Explosion in China Draws Attention to Combustible Metal Dust

explosion, dust fire

4 min read 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 Products Co. took place on the morning of August 2, killing 75 and injuring 185. Workers at the facility polished … Read moreExplosion in China Draws Attention to Combustible Metal Dust