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.
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
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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.
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.
There are more than 4.8 million permit-required confined spaces throughout U.S. workplaces. According to OSHA, 20 workers die each year in confined spaces and many, many more are injured. No one enjoys working in these areas, but it’s sometimes necessary to perform repairs, maintenance, and other tasks.
Download this free Best Practices report, Confined Spaces in the Workplace, and learn about the best protection against confined space hazards to give you the confidence that you are complying with OSHA regulations and doing all that is possible to keep your employees safe.
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?
Gas-monitoring instruments are designed to protect pesonnel from these unseen hazards. However, it is vital to worker safety that these instruments are maintained and calibrated properly.
Download this FREE Best Practices report, Ensuring Accurate Hazardous Gas Detection, and learn the importance of gas monitoring systems and proper instrument testing and calibration. Help keep your employees safe with tips from this helpful free report. You’ll also learn:
- 3 Calibration Rules for a clear path to health and safety
- The key to accurate readings
- Causes of calibration drift
- When to bump test and when to calibrate
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.
Are you taking the proper precautions in identifying hazards for lone workers and reducing their risk for injury? If not, your workers could suffer delays in emergency response or medical assistance. In addition, there are some high-risk activities where safety regulations require that at least one other person be present.
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