Tag: safety equipment

You Can Be Part of OSHA’s National Stand-Down for Fall Safety

This week is the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. During this week, OSHA encourages all employers—not just construction employers—to take a break for the purpose of having a toolbox talk or other safety activity addressing fall hazards and fall prevention. Employers that participate in the […]

Countdown to Stand-Down: Take Action for a Successful Stand-Down

It’s time to take action as you plan a stand-down to boost awareness and prevent injuries and fatalities. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Air Force, the National Safety Council, and other partners are joining OSHA in an effort to reach five million workers through the 2016 Safety Stand-Down May […]

Countdown to Stand-Down: Get Ready to Stand Down for Fall Prevention

From May 2–6, OSHA will hold its third annual Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The event, which reached some 4 million employees in 2014 and 2015, most in construction, is intended to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards, which accounted for 337 of the 874 preventable construction fatalities recorded in 2014. Keep reading to […]

Hazardous Chemicals, Fire Hazards, Electrical Hazards: Welding’s Got It All

Welding is a hazardous activity that poses a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. Because it is a common operation in many workplaces, its hazards are often underappreciated. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that more than four deaths […]

Powered Up? Don’t Forget Your Electrical Safety Related Work Practices

Exposure to an unexpected electrical energy release that could result in electric shock or burns or in an explosion caused by an electric arc is covered by OSHA’s standard for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices, 29 CFR 1910.333. Sometimes, workers cannot de-energize equipment that they will be working on or near. When that happens, it’s important […]

Safety Incentive Program “Do’s”

When you’re trying to motivate workers, it makes perfect sense to use both carrots and sticks—right? Unfortunately, when it comes to safety, the most obvious “carrot”—an incentive program that rewards workers for working safely—can easily go wrong. For example, rewarding a team of workers for not having any reportable accidents can result in the workers […]

Before You Hit the Road: Hit the Garage

It’s National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council is encouraging drivers to make transportation safety a priority. Every day, 100 people die on America’s roads. This week, we’ll look at how you can make sure your workers get there safely by taking precautions before they hit the road. Today, we’ll look at how to […]

A strong finish to the year

There’s just one month left in 2014. How has it gone, health- and safetywise? Have you accomplished any significant goals? Encountered any significant roadblocks? Experienced significant personal or professional growth? Here are some things you can do to finish the year strong and go into 2015 with a running start.  

Gas Detection: Hydrogen Sulfide Hazards and Releases

Hydrogen sulfide, or sour gas, is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations. It is heavier than air, and may accumulate in low-lying areas. It smells like “rotten eggs” at low concentrations and causes workers to quickly lose their sense of smell. Hydrogen sulfide, or sour gas, is a flammable, colorless […]