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Podcasts to Improve the Workplace

3 min read Good employers and safety managers are always looking for ways to improve their workplaces. New equipment such as innovative PPE and new methods for organizing the workplace such as 5S can help create improvements in both safety and efficiency. When you’re always looking at the same workplace day in and day out, coming up with … Read more

5 Emergency Planning & Response Apps

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4 min read 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 more

Ageism Amongst Safety Professionals and Hiring Processes – An Exploration

4 min read 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 more

The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Silica Exposure

4 min read Exposure to the common silicon compound “silica,” which makes up much of the rocks, sand, and earth we stand on and use every day, has been slowly killing workers for years now. Also known as silicosis, exposure occurs when silica-containing materials are blasted, scraped, cut, or pulverized, and can be lethal. Silicosis, which has no … Read more

Back Safety For Safety Managers

4 min read Back safety, which falls primarily under workplace ergonomics, is one of the biggest causes of missed work days (apparently only beat out by the common cold, according to the Bureau for Labor statistics!) that exists. Back injuries fall under musculoskeletal injuries, and safety managers wondering as to the importance of proper back safety should look … Read more

The 6 Pillars of Effective Safety Training

4 min read Safety programs within any business can only thrive when paired with proper safety training. In a number of cases, however, employers and safety managers may find themselves facing problems with compliance, acceptance, or comprehension of safety rules. In order to ensure that training information is effective and is retained, you can follow a six step … Read more

Working with Poisons and Gasses

4 min read Most people don’t have to work with or even around poisons or gasses very often, but it is still important to ensure every workplace has safety policies in place. Whether a workplace uses chemicals that can give off poisonous gasses on a regular basis, or they just have solutions that if improperly mixed could cause … Read more

Accident Prevention in the Workplace

4 min read Learning how to quickly respond to accidents and injuries in the workplace is important, but whenever possible, it is best to learn how to prevent accidents before they ever occur. Of course, it won’t ever be possible to completely eliminate accidents, but with some effort, workplaces can dramatically reduce the number of accidents and injuries … Read more

WHMIS – Your Guide to Hazardous Materials Labeling in the Workplace

4 min read Across a range of industries, chemicals and controlled substances are imported and exported on a daily bases. In fact, in most industrial production settings, you’d be hard-pressed to find a warehouse or facility not using these materials. The WHMIS is Canada’s “Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System,” and seeks to keep workers informed of the type … Read more

Bloodborne Diseases in the Workplace – Keeping Employees Safe

4 min read In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that the healthcare industry alone has over five and a half million employees every year at risk for exposure to bloodborne diseases in their jobs. While these workers are at the highest risk for encountering bloodborne pathogens, general safety managers across other industries should not write off exposure … Read more