Working with machinery and moving machine parts is common in many workplaces, and according to OSHA, it has the potential to cause serious injuries amongst employees such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Here’s what you need to know about machine guarding.
Workers are exposed to hazardous energy in a number of different industries, especially during equipment and machinery maintenance and servicing. Here’s what you need to know about lockout/tagout.
Asthma is a lung condition in which the airways become narrow and inflamed, and it is accompanied by episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), work-related asthma is asthma triggered by an exposure at work. There are over 300 known or suspected substances […]
According to OSHA, nail technicians face a wide variety of health hazards every day at work. OSHA has several recommendations for nail technicians to help keep them safe when dealing with the three main types of hazards: chemical, ergonomic, and biological hazards. Here’s what you need to know about nail technician safety. Check out our Back to Basics: […]
Hazardous waste management is a topic that encompasses a wide variety of wastes and procedures that helps to keep the harmful effects of waste on human health and the environment to a minimum. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the universal waste regulations streamline the hazardous waste management standards for certain categories of hazardous waste […]
Landscapers are exposed to all kinds of different hazards on a daily basis, ranging from heat and weather hazards, chemical exposures, accidents with machinery or tools, construction dangers, and the physical stress of lifting and other awkward postures. Here’s what you need to know about landscaping safety.
As with any other industry, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) is a field that requires knowledge about a variety of specialized topics and certain skillsets that can help EHS professionals lead their teams and workplaces. One of the many ways to kickstart a career in EHS is to earn a safety certification, which can show […]
Forklifts and powered industrial trucks are used to move materials and to raise, lower, and remove large objects from pallets, boxes, crates, and other containers, according to OSHA. They are used in many different industries and can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. Here’s what you need to know about […]
Training is an important part of workplace safety programs. There are several factors that contribute to successful training, including ensuring that the training facilitator has expertise in safety and health, sound instructional skills, and flexibility, according to OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about delivering effective safety training. Check out our Back to Basics: […]
As summer begins and temperatures rise, EHS leaders and management must protect their workers from the dangers of heat stress and illness. According to OSHA, thousands of workers get sick and even die from occupational heat exposure, despite it being entirely preventable. Here’s what you need to know about preventing heat illness. Check out our Back […]