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How Do Your Workers Perceive Chemical Risks?

According to a new study, workplace hazard communication might not always be as effectively as we’d like to believe. New research from Belgium has made some very important (some might even say alarming) findings about chemical safety in the workplace. The study, entitled “Workers’ Perception of Chemical Risks: A Focus Group Study,” was published in […]

Green Up Your Marketing Department

If you want your company to go greener, make it a goal for each department. Marketing is one area where there are significant opportunities to “green up.” Even a few, gradual efforts will be noticed and appreciated by your customers.  Here are some good places to start:

Groups Sue to Force Action on Fairbanks’ Air

The air pollution in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska (Fairbanks), is among the worst in the nation, and the EPA is doing nothing about it. That’s the view of several citizen groups that with the assistance of major U.S. environmental organizations are now suing the Agency for inaction for the third time in 2 years. […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Safety Budget

Yesterday, we looked at the first three of five steps for planning and conducting top-notch safety meetings. Today we pick up with steps 4 and 5, and we invite you to try a money-saving resource for meeting all of your safety training and compliance needs. (The first three steps to memorable safety meetings, courtesy of […]

Brighten your Future with the Right Shades

Summer’s end does not end the danger to your eyes posed by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Today we look at why you’re still at risk, and how to protect yourself and your employees. Labor Day marks the passing of another summer. Time to put away your bathing suit, water skis, golf clubs, and those […]

Hazmat Training? You Need a Plan

Hazmat training requirements under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) regulations are nonspecific. But one thing is crystal clear: Employers are legally responsible for making sure hazmat employees are properly trained. Performance-based standards have a nice, industry-friendly sound to them until you realize you are the one responsible for designing and implementing a […]

Don’t Slip Up on Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Yesterday, we covered some key controls for preventing workplace slips, trips, and falls. Today, we continue with additional measures to consider when developing an effective fall prevention plan. Falls from heights, such as employees falling into pits and other openings or through wall or floor openings or holes, can result in serious injuries. Every year […]

Safety Leader Expresses Concern at Fatality Stats

Even though fatal job accidents have declined over the past several years to 4,609 in 2011, they are still too high, says the president of ASSE. "It’s alarming that 13 people a day are dying from work-related injuries," says Richard A. Pollack, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) . "This is a […]


Emissions Limits Unchanged for Leather Finishers

The four facilities subject to EPA’s 2002 National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for leather finishing operations received a clean bill of health following the Agency’s residual risk and technology review (RTR).

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Service Is Very Popular—And Not Only Because It’s Free

Your business may be in the market for an outside safety consultant but lacking in resources to hire one. OSHA’s free safety and health consultation services may be the answer, or at least part of the answer. OSHA consultation provides free and confidential advice to small- and medium-sized businesses committed to improving workplace safety and […]