Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical Handling

Handling chemicals is a serious matter that needs the right personal protective equipment (PPE). Chemicals present many dangers that could mean damaging injuries to the handlers. The likelihood of such hazards or the risks they bring requires proper training and PPE for work each and every time. The risks associated with the chemical itself, together

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning This Winter

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs most frequently between November and February in the United States, largely because of the use of heating systems in homes and other buildings. It’s worth assessing the carbon monoxide control methods used in your workplace this time of year to make sure you’re doing all you can to prevent the deadly

Personal Hygiene – Prevent the Spread of Illness at Work

Deadly illnesses such as Ebola have been on people’s minds in recent months. Many have questions about the threat of the disease and whether it could impact communities and workplaces in the United States. This is understandable, but these concerns often overshadow the more likely culprits of illness and time spent away from work this winter:

Lone Worker Safety

When you hear the term “lone worker,” you might think of people who work in remote locations. Some lone workers do work in isolated places, but this is often not the case. The term lone worker describes any worker who isn’t visible or within hearing distance of other workers. This term, then, can include people

Stay Safe and Warm with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

With the arrival of a new, colder season, it’s a good time to stop and evaluate the safety measures put in place for dealing with weather-related hazards in the workplace. Employers should take steps to mitigate hazards like ice, exposure to cold temperatures and low-light conditions. In many cases, special personal protective equipment (PPE) for

Hot Work Safety Near Storage Containers

According to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), hot work accidents are among the most frequently reported accidents to that agency. Between 1990 and 2010, fires and explosions near flammable storage tanks caused by hot work accounted for more than 60 fatalities. Unfortunately, these accidents continue to take place. This past July, an explosion occurred during

Don’t Look Directly at the Sun…or a Laser – Laser Safety Basics

We’ve all seen laser pointers, heard of surgeries that use lasers and may have even witnessed a laser light show, but we may not associate these beams of light with the workplace. Lasers have many applications in workplaces that span many industries, though. Lasers are used in audio, video and computer equipment, bar code readers,

Safe Driving Impacts Your Business

Did you know motor vehicle-related accidents are the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S.? In 2012, they accounted for more than 40 percent of workplace deaths, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Because the most work-related fatalities happen in vehicles, the greatest risk many workers face during the day is getting behind the

Eye Protection for the Workplace

OSHA’s recent changes to injury and illness reporting requirements include a rule that states employers must report all accidents that result in an employee losing an eye. This type of event may not seem like something that occurs all that frequently, but thousands of people are blinded annually because of eye injuries in the workplace.