Hazard Communication: Resources for Labeling

Hazard Communication: Resources for Labeling

Hazard Communication: Resources for Labeling In June of 2016, OSHA began enforcement of the new Hazard Communication Standard aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Not only did this standard formalize and clarify the...
Trench Protection: Necessary Measures

Trench Protection: Necessary Measures

Focus of the Month:  Excavations Trench Protection and Necessary Measures As the weather warms and the ground thaws, workers throughout the United States will begin digging trenches, exposing them to hazards like a trench collapse.  For this reason, OSHA specifies...
Lockout Tagout Procedures

Lockout Tagout Procedures

Focus of the Month – Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) LOTO Procedures Machinery can be a great boost to employee productivity, allowing one worker to complete as much work as dozens of employees could without the machine.  For all their benefits, though, machines cannot tell the...
Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards

Electrical Safety: Common Hazards 1,881 employees lost their lives to work-related electrical incidents between 2004 and 2013 according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  432 of those fatalities resulted from incidents involving less than 220v.  Despite...
Face Shields Proper Usage

Face Shields Proper Usage

Face Shields Proper Usage People are not perfect and often make mistakes.  We take shortcuts, forget how to do things, or become distracted at times when we shouldn’t.  In most aspects of our lives, these are not things that have dire consequences.  At work, however,...

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