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Why is HazCom important?

Hazcom compliant label

HazCom training is an important part of a workplace’s overall safety efforts. Providing employees with training that is specifically for HazCom will help them to understand the various standards that are used throughout many industries. This will help ensure new employees, contractors, and visitors to a facility are able to conduct themselves safely. It will

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

The United States has had an active mining industry since colonial times, becoming a major industry in the 19th century. As long as miners have been employed to extract minerals and geological materials from the earth, safety has been a concern. Miners face more dangerous hazards than those working in a typical industrial facility including

The Classifications of Forklifts

Forklift Classifications

Deciding your warehouse or manufacturing facility needs to purchase a new forklift is only the first step. OSHA has identified and classified seven different types of powered industrial vehicles giving you a number of options to choose from depending on your organizations needs and applications. The recognized seven classifications are as follows: So, what does

Floor Marking Guidelines

Floor Markings, Storage, Stacking

Utilized in every kind of professional facility, from small schools and gymnasiums to large, full-scale manufacturing and chemical processing plants, strategically employed floor marking makes open space easier for workers and visitors to understand. Because it relays important information at the location and time it’s needed, floor marking creates a safer, more efficient facility. In

Respiratory Disease Resurges Among Coal Miners

Black Lung Disease

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 referred to as black lung disease). The disease, which was very common among coal miners until the 1970s when laws were put in place

Indoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance

Indoor Air Quality

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

Install Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

Skylight Screen, Fall Protection

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

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

Fire Safety

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: