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OSHA Guidance: Protecting Oil and Gas Workers During COVID-19

OSHA Guidance: Protecting Oil and Gas Workers During COVID-19

Earlier this week, OSHA published guidance for the oil and gas industry sector as a supplement to the general interim guidance for workers and employers of workers at increased risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2. In addition to following the guidance from federal agencies, it’s critical for employers to stay updated with changing outbreak conditions

What is ISO 3864?

What is ISO 3864?

The goal of a safety sign is to alert someone, typically an employee, to a policy or procedure quickly, giving them enough time to react and stay safe. With internationally agreed upon standards in place, people can recognize and understand these safety messages much quicker. ISO 3864—a series developed by the International Organization for Standardization—specifies

Understanding the ISO 7010 Standard for Safety Signs

Understanding the ISO 7010 Standard for Safety Signs

Safety signs are essential component of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for employees and anyone unfamiliar with your facility. The primary purpose of safety signs is to communicate important hazard information immediately, but they play a much more important role in supplementing safety training, highlighting safe exit routes, indicating safety equipment like first aid

Healthy Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Healthy Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Patients are beginning to return to their dentist for regularly scheduled cleanings and procedures. As dental offices begin to resume care as normal, it’s important to remember these workplaces warrant specific infection control considerations. While generally considered an essential business, rules for dental offices differ greatly from state to state and at the peak of

National Safety Month & Safe Actions for Employee Returns

National Safety Month & Safe Actions for Employee Returns

National Safety Month is here! Presented by the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, the National Safety Council, this month is focused on saving lives and preventing injuries—from the workplace to anyplace. Due to unprecedented public health crisis we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, National Safety Month looks a little different from past years. In addition

Observing National Forklift Safety Day 2020

Observing National Forklift Safety Day 2020

Did you know OSHA estimates forklift accidents cause approximately 61,800 injuries each year? Or that in their useful life, it’s estimated 90% of all forklifts will be involved in some kind of accident? Moreover, OSHA believes that about 70% of forklift accidents in the U.S. could be prevented with more stringent training policies. Each year,

Reopening Workplaces Safely with a Return-to-Work Team

Reopening Workplaces Safely with a Return-to-Work Team

With so much uncertainty about the lasting impact of COVID-19 and regions beginning to lift stay at home orders, companies need to be prepared to welcome employees back. One way organizations can focus on how to best decrease the spread of the virus and lower the impact on the workplace is by putting together a

5 Ways Construction Sites Can Work Safely Amid COVID-19

5 Ways Construction Sites Can Work Safely Amid COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect every state in the United States, construction crews are continuing to work on houses, roads, and buildings across the country. Construction firms, generally deemed as essential businesses, are having to change way they operate to protect themselves and the public. Like with any workplace hazard, employers should assess the hazards

Back to Operations: Manufacturing Safety During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Back to Operations: Manufacturing Safety During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As more businesses are given permission to reopen, many manufacturing facilities are returning to normal operations. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, the way that workers must be protected has changed and manufacturing must now incorporate new health and safety policies. While these policies will be implemented differently in each facility, all manufacturers can protect

Celebrating National EMS Week 2020

Celebrating National EMS Week 2020

Sunday marks the 46th annual National EMS Week honoring the lifesaving efforts of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and all emergency medical services personnel. Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow is the theme of the 2020 EMS Week, presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

Social Distancing for Casinos: Don’t Gamble on Safety

Social Distancing for Casinos: Don’t Gamble on Safety

As casinos and resorts closed by the coronavirus begin to reopen, implementing proper safeguards to ensure a safe gaming environment is critical for public health and safety. Casino owners and workers should follow federal, state, and local protocols for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The Nevada State Gaming Control Board, which regulates the most

How Restaurants Can Practice Social Distancing

How Restaurants Can Practice Social Distancing

As parts of the country begin to reopen and customers start looking to eat out again, restaurants have an important role in keeping their communities safe. OSHA, the CDC, and the FDA have all issued guidance on preparing your workplace, including safety tips specifically for restaurants, and food and beverage businesses to protect their workers

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

 Each May the Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) commemorates National Electrical Safety Month with a campaign to educate people about reducing the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. On average, there are approximately 2,000 non-fatal electrical injuries at work each year, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Observing National Public Health Week 2020

Observing National Public Health Week 2020

Today kicks off the 25th annual National Public Health Week! Each year the American Public Health Association (APHA) recognizes the contributions of public health and highlights issues important to improving the nation’s health. Together, we can build healthy neighborhoods, healthy communities, and ultimately a healthy country. This year’s National Public Health Week—Looking Back, Moving Forward—is

5 Ways to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls

5 Ways to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls

One of the most common types of workplace accidents – slips, trips, and falls – can easily lead to lost productivity and high compensation costs. Did you know slips, trips, and falls cause roughly 25% of all injuries that result in days away from work? But these accidents are completely preventable! And as the General

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