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Take the "Hazards" out of Confined Space Entry

Confined spaces can be deadly unless employees are aware of hazards and understand safety measures required to prevent accidents and injuries. OSHA defines confined spaces as work areas with certain features. They are: Large enough to enter and work in Limited entry and exit areas Not designed to be occupied for extended periods Examples of […]

Be Choosy When Selecting Training Techniques

When it comes to selecting effective training techniques, you can afford to be choosy! There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices out there, it can be daunting to determine which methods to use and when to use them, […]

OCS Sought After by DOI for Energy Leasing

In an almost complete reversal of the last Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas (O&G) leasing program established under the Obama administration, the Department of the Interior (DOI) under President Donald Trump and Secretary Ryan Zinke is proposing to make 90 percent of the OCS available for energy development. In its 2017–2022 National OCS […]

Keep Drugs and Alcohol Out of the Workplace

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Your workers know that these addictions are harmful to them personally, but you need to also impress upon them that drug and alcohol addictions are potentially harmful to co-workers as well. Outline for them the following hazards of workplace drug use: Increased accidents and safety violations […]

6 Health-Smart Tips for Beating Heat Hazards

You may not be able to do anything about the hot temperatures this summer, but you certainly can do a lot to help prevent heat illness by recommending that your employees follow these 6 simple safety tips. Recommend that your employees follow these health-smart tips for beating summer heat hazards, both on and off the […]

Workplace Lead Exposure Still a Problem, CDC Reports

OSHA says that exposure to lead occurs in at least 120 different occupations. Overexposure to lead can result in serious illness and death. And according to a recent CDC study, occupational exposures are on the rise. Lead exposure continues to be a risk for workers in the United States, reports the Centers for Disease Control […]

EPA Supplements Its Science Transparency Proposal

As federal health agencies pour all available resources into halting the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the EPA has stepped forward with a second proposal governing the Agency’s use of science at the Agency. The action supplements the EPA’s April 2018 proposal, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. That proposal would ensure that when developing […]

Handy Tips for Preventing Hand-Related MSDs

The two primary categories of workplace hand injuries are traumatic events and overuse or repetitive motion injuries. Yesterday, we talked about traumatic hand injuries. Today, we turn the focus on repetitive stress hand injuries. Hand-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are painful, sometimes crippling, injuries that generally affect nerves, tendons, tendon sheaths, and muscles in the hands, […]

Taking the Pain Out of Weather Emergencies Preparation

Yesterday we shared some tips for preparing your workers for weather emergencies. Today we’ll look at some of the legal, management, and training issues involved with weather emergencies—and at a product that will walk you right through the preparation process. Types of weather emergencies and natural disasters vary widely from one geographic area to another, […]