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 terms like vapor, fumes and even gas in a fairly interchangeable way. The fact is, however, that they … Read moreWhy is it Important to know the Difference between Vapors and Fumes?
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. Safety managers and supervisors also have access to apps that can assess workplace hazards and provide information about OSHA or NFPA requirements. Additional … Read more5 Emergency Planning & Response Apps
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
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 workplace topics. While questions posed may be striking in their own right, discussion often tends to tail off after a few replies. … Read moreAgeism Amongst Safety Professionals and Hiring Processes – An Exploration
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 on the changes to chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) by December 1 of last year. OSHA wanted the end users of … Read moreGHS Transition Tips…in Case You’ve Been Procrastinating
Vinyl Sign Printing Has Never Been Easier There are dozens, or even hundreds of different pieces of equipment used in most facilities on a daily basis. One of the most important, yet also most overlooked items is the industrial label maker. While most people don’t think about label makers as being essential to operating a … Read moreLabelTac Vinyl Sign Printing Machine
Selecting respirators appropriate for your workplace can be a daunting task. Respiratory protection program managers need to understand the airborne hazards in their facilities, determine the required assigned protection factor for a respirator, choose what type of respirator is needed (air-purifying or atmosphere-supplying, tight-fitting or loose-fitting) and make sure each employee’s respirator fits properly. The term … Read moreRespirator Certification – What Does N95 Really Mean?
Safety of Powered Industrial Trucks No matter what type of facility you’re operating in, the chances are good that there will be a variety of different powered industrial trucks that are being used. This could be anything from a small fork lift inside a warehouse to a large dump truck at a construction site. Despite … Read moreLabeling Powered Industrial Trucks—1910.178
Businesses owners, safety managers and workers may not always feel comfortable assessing hazards on the job site. Sometimes this is because hazards aren’t easy to see, employees may not feel adequately trained in hazard identification or correcting hazards can be expensive. To help solve this problem, OSHA has created a Hazard Identification Training Tool, which … Read moreOSHA Creates Video Game for Hazard Identification
There’s an app for almost everything, right? Well, workplace safety is no exception. Many smartphone and tablet applications exist that can make life on the job site easier and safer, even for employees working at a location far from headquarters. Need to look up information about hazardous chemicals? There’s an app for that. Need to … Read moreA Dozen Ways to Improve Workplace Safety…with Apps