Best Practice White Papers

2017 Hazard Communication Survey: HazCom/GHS Successes and Pain Points

The 2017 Hazard Communication Survey sponsored by VelocityEHS® and its MSDSonline solutions was launched in mid-June 2017, and by the time the survey closed about one month later, 449 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals had shared their insights into how their organizations are currently meeting their hazard communication challenges.

2017 Safety Automation & Technology Trends Survey

The 2017 Safety Automation & Technology Trends Survey, sponsored by ProntoForms, was launched in early July 2017 by EHS Daily Advisor. The responses paint a real-world picture of how safety professionals are using new technologies to manage the many challenges that they face every day. Highlights from the study include the following: 55% of survey participants […]

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard and Electronic Submission Is Your Company Prepared?

Check out the results of BLR’s OSHA Recordkeeping Standard and Electronic Submission Survey sponsored by Sphera. The survey sheds light on how companies are faring in response to OSHA’s upcoming 1904 recordkeeping rule updates and what solutions are expected to help them with electronic submission. Highlighted findings from the poll of over 400 survey participants include […]

Participation Counts: A Look at Participation-Based Safety

Check out our recent survey and its accompanying report, both sponsored by eCompliance®, to get insight into how safety professionals and their companies are encouraging employees to actively participate in safety initiatives. The study illustrates the diverse opinions within the safety field regarding such issues as implementing behavior-based vs. participation-based programs, measuring safety participation, and […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Workplace Safety Program

The need for workplace safety and health programs are critical. However, many organizations struggle with finding value behind the resources that sustain these programs. In this Industry Insight, Skillsoft will identify 8 Things You May be Overlooking, and how each item plays a critical role in assessing the achieved value of training, including how this […]

Improving Safety – from the Field to the Boardroom

In a series of real-world examples, this eBook presents before-and-after scenarios that illustrate how deploying a mobile solution helped companies achieve their goals, and how the roles of safety professionals – from inspectors & technicians in the field, to safety officers and executives in the office – have evolved with mobile technology. The eBook also […]

New OSHA National Consensus Standards for Signage

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.

The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.

Download this FREE Best Practices report, New OSHA National Consensus Standards for Signage, to learn more about the new rule and help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.

Personal Protective Equipment

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.

Take action now to provide employees with the best PPE protection. BLR’s FREE special report, Personal Protective Equipment, informs you about:

  • OSHA requirements
  • Hazard assessments
  • Employee training requirements
  • Steps for effective employee protection
  • And more

Don’t wait another minute. Make sure you stay in compliance with OSHA’s PPE requirements and help keep your employees safe with this FREE Best Practices Report from BLR and Grainger, a supplier that can provide you with high-quality, dependable products you can trust to keep employees and work sites safe.

Combustible Dust

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.

Fire and explosion from combustible dust pose immediate and deadly risks to health and safety. If your company is potentially affected by these hazards, please take action now to prevent tragic consequences.