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29 CFR 1910 – Lab Safety Standards : Training Requirements

Reviewing Lab Safety Standards When working in or managing any type of laboratory, you need to always have the best possible safety standards in place. Labs are typically filled with all sorts of hazardous chemicals and materials that can cause serious health and safety issues for those working in the area, and even those in

Why Lockout/Tagout Matters for Safety in the Workplace

Lockout/tagout is an integral part of electrical safety in the workplace, and OSHA standard 1910.147 requires that employers create a lockout/tagout system for their facilities. Sometimes lockout/tagout precautions are overlooked, though, either by workers, supervisors or employers. Some say lockout/tagout isn’t necessary or takes too much time, but ignoring proper electrical safety procedures can have

Respiratory Protection – Understanding OSHA Standard 1910.134

Employers must provide workers with proper personal protective equipment (PPE), according to OSHA Standard 1910.132. Some types of PPE like hardhats or steel-toed boots are less complicated than others like respirators, though. Respiratory protection is a class of PPE that contains many varieties of equipment, and OSHA has dedicated a separate section of its code—1910.134—to

Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147

Reviewing OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147 Standard The lockout/tagout – 1910.147 regulations were put in place by OSHA to help reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Many people were being hurt while working on heavy machinery, because they did not properly disengage the power source before entering hazardous areas. Even though a