How many individual chemicals are workers exposed to in your workplace? How many workers are exposed to those chemicals? How do you keep up with who is exposed to what, and when you need to monitor for each chemical? What about seasonal factors affecting exposures and other changes over time?
You probably recall the incident in which a Salt Lake City Police Department officer forcibly arrested a nurse who refused to let the officer take blood from an unconscious patient. Now, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is calling on the department to conduct a full investigation, make amends to the nurse, and take action to […]
Developing a “framework providing for the implementation of One Federal Decision,” is a top item in the Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) list of actions to enhance and modernize the federal environmental review and authorization process for infrastructure projects.
The 2016 changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) 105 and EN 388—the respective U.S. and European standards for third-party testing of protective gloves—focused mostly on updates to cut-resistance test methods and classifications. But cut resistance isn’t the only protective factor workers need from their work gloves. The ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 […]
Do your employees know how to handle hazardous materials safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous materials should know and follow.
Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.
At Medgate, we’re always obsessively thinking about where the market is heading and how we can stay ahead of the curve, especially as it relates to customer requirements.
Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.
Every organization should have a policy concerning workplace visitors. These policies not only protect the visitors, they also protect the safety and security of your workplace and your workforce. Allowing strangers to wander through company facilities “at will” poses risks. Not only can workplace visitors distract employees, which could cause an accident, but the visitors […]