Agricultural Safety Practices

Photo: Hans Pennink/FEMA Farm work can be dangerous work. In 2012, 374 work-related fatalities occurred on farms, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which means the industry has a fatality rate significantly higher than most other industries. Additionally, approximately 167 farm workers experience lost-time injuries daily. Many farms do not fall

Hard Hat Selection & Maintenance

Workers in many professions must wear hard hats on the job. Construction workers, electricians, firefighters, welders and many others use this personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their heads from falling or flying objects and from electrical hazards. OSHA requires that employers provide their employees with head protection when the following hazards exist: The potential for

How to Use a Personal Fall Arrest System

Fall protection violations are the most common citation issued by OSHA, and understandably so; in construction, falls account for the most worker fatalities annually. In 2012, 279 construction workers died as the result of falls. Employers are responsible for implementing a satisfactory fall protection program at any workplace where employees work at heights of six

Earthquake Safety for the Workplace

On August 24th, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit Napa Valley, Calif., injuring more than 100 people and causing as much as $1 billion in economic losses, according to The New York Times. This earthquake occurred in the middle of the night when the majority of area residents were in bed, but what would happen if an

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

Aisle Marking Tape Improves Safety

Keeping up on your workplace’s safety and organization should be at the top of your priorities. It’s not an easy task, especially if you have a large organization. Staying up on the latest trends and gadgets is great, but can be expensive if you’re constantly chasing the latest and greatest. One method that has been

Floor Signs Improve Safety and Productivity

Every organization wants to improve their overall safety and productivity levels. These are two very common goals that anyone in management should always be seeking improvement opportunities for. The problem with many brainstorming events or meetings is that they focus on the home run opportunities, and forget about the little things that may be just