Infographic: How to Wear a Respirator

Millions of employees are required to wear respirators, and compliance with OSHA’s respiratory protection standard can help avoid thousands of illnesses and hundreds of deaths every year. OSHA provides seven steps on how to wear a respirator correctly at work. Here’s what you need to know about how to wear a respirator. Check out our Back to Basics: […]

Infographic: Indoor Air Quality

The biggest indoor air concerns for decades were exposure to radon, mold, and tobacco smoke. The focus has now shifted to respiratory infections and wildfire smoke, and newer requirements stress the importance of ventilation and air filtration. Here’s what you need to know about indoor air quality. Check out our Back to Basics: Spotlight on […]

Infographic: Marijuana at Work

As marijuana is legalized in more places, the question of how to deal with it in the workplace gets more complicated, especially for EHS professionals. Recently, Christina Clearwater, the president of the Drug-Free Solutions Group, LLC, spoke at the 2022 National Safety Council Congress and Expo about marijuana laws and how they will impact the […]

Infographic: Carbon Capture and Storage

There has been a shift in attitude toward climate action. Instead of being viewed as a source of job loss, climate action is seen as a vast new field for job growth, economic opportunity, and technological advances. When it comes to reducing GHG emissions, the expansion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the next […]

Infographic: OSHA Top 10 List for FY 2022

The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […]

Infographic: Fire Safety

This week, October 9-15, is Fire Prevention Week. This national week of observance is the longest-running public health observance in United States history, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility in the workplace, says OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about fire safety. Check out our Back to Basics: Fire Safety […]

Infographic: Woodworking Safety

Woodworkers can be found in a number of different industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most woodworkers are employed in manufacturing industries, and they are responsible for making a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood, veneers, and laminates. Working conditions vary, but many woodworkers are exposed to hazards such as […]

Infographic: Meatpacking Hazards

Employees in the meatpacking industry are exposed to a number of different health and safety hazards on a regular basis. According to OSHA, these hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and hazardous chemicals. Workers also face biological hazards from handling live animals or exposures to blood or feces […]

Infographic: Confined Spaces

Confined spaces are defined by OSHA as spaces that are not necessarily designed for people, but are large enough that workers can go inside and perform specific tasks. They have limited or restricted means of entry and are not designed for continuous occupancy.

Infographic: Ergonomics

Implementing an ergonomic process helps reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders in many kinds of industries. Here are the important elements of an ergonomic process, as outlined by OSHA.