Avoid Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome – Tips for Safe Power Tool Use

When workers use vibrating power tools like jackhammers or chainsaws, they may experience tingling in their hands immediately after use. While this tingling isn’t necessarily the sign of a serious problem, over time tool vibration can cause lasting damage to the hands and arms. After repeated exposure, workers may experience numbness, pain and white fingers

The Great Root Cause Problem Solving Debate

Root Cause Problem Solving If you’ve spent much time in the safety sphere, you’ve learned all about the importance of identifying “root causes” when problems occur. Usually, a root cause is best described as the simple process of continuing to dig deeper and deeper into why an accident or problem occurred. Eventually, as the theory

9 Low-Tech Ways to Keep the Workplace Safe

These technologies do a lot to help keep workplaces safe. That doesn’t mean older technologies and techniques aren’t still useful, though. Plenty of simple, low-tech—and often low-cost—tools exist for improving workplace safety, and today we’ll take a look at nine of them. Many can be used in almost any industry, and some don’t even require

Safety Gloves and Skin Protection at Work

You may use many tools at work, but some of the most important tools you use are your hands. Therefore, it’s important to properly protect your hands from skin injuries on the job site. Skin injuries like cuts or punctures and health problems like dermatitis can occur in a wide variety of industries, not just