The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
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PPE is one of the best ways to protect employees from many hazards. Furthermore, OSHA is strict about enforcing its PPE standards, so you don't want to chance violations.
It's just dust, and it doesn't seem that it could be dangerous, let alone explosive. But any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a particulate or finely ground form.
Confined spaces can be awkward and uncomfortable work areas. Not only that, many workplace hazards are generally even more hazardous when they’re in confined spaces. That’s why OSHA requires special precautions and written permits for most confined space tasks.
Exposure to excessive levels of toxic gas or an oxygen-deficient environment can cause your workers serious illness and even death. Gas explosions are often catastrophic, injuring or killing personnel and destroying property. Could you be putting your workers at risk?
There are many employees in the workplace who work alone or in remote areas where injuries and illnesses can occur. Lone workers are found in a wide range of situations and include those who work by themselves or in an environment where help is not readily available in the event of injury, illness, or an emergency.
This toolkit reviews the 5 key components of a workplace violence plan, offers sample language for a zero tolerance policy, and helps you train your workers on how to avoid and prevent violence at your facility with a free toolbox talk.
This report will help you evaluate pay for several safety and environmental job titles. EHS managers can find the information to keep their departments competitive and efficient—an easy way to guarantee you are paying the right amount to retain hard-to-fill positions but not overpaying on others.
Threats to employee safety are an everyday occurrence—and PPE is a vital line of defense. In this survey report, we take a look at how managers address protective equipment, including proper distribution and training for workers.
30% of employees injured at work have been on the job for less than a year. It seems like a high percentage, doesn’t it? Why is it so high? To answer that, let’s take a look at 7 stupid reasons new employees get injured.
Developing and implementing your facility SPCC Plan is no small feat. There are numerous requirements for plan content and also additional requirements for carrying out monitoring, recordkeeping, and inspection protocols. To help you, we've outlined 8 common plan deficiencies in this free download.
Everyone is talking about safety culture. This free toolkit will help you improve your existing program, or start one at your company. Get tips, a handy checklist, and two safety culture training talks—download today!
Learn about OSHA’s current enforcement efforts and see which standards have made the Agency's “most frequently violated” list. In this year’s report, you get individual charts for the top 10 violations for both general industry and construction, compared with last year’s ranking.
OSHA estimates that 1 million forklifts are used in workplaces across the United States. Each year, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Make sure the 5 deadly dangers of forklift operations are a featured part of your training for operators and all other workers.
Print and post this active shooter poster in your workplace to help staff prepare in case of an emergency. [English and Spanish versions]
This report will evaluate the pros and cons of conducting an environmental compliance audit, explain the criteria by which an audit should be conducted, and review the process for disclosing, via EPA’s online “e-disclosure” tool, any violations discovered during the course of an environmental compliance audit.