Self-Driving Cars – Are We Safe?

Self-Driving Cars – Are We Safe?

If you’ve been watching the news lately, or reading any car related websites, you’ve undoubtedly been hearing all about self-driving vehicles. Whether it is the new Tesla Model 3, the Google self-driving test cars (Waymo), or even self-driving semi-trucks, it is quite clear that this is a technology that is going to truly revolutionize the

Asbestos Labeling Standards

Asbestos Labeling Standards

Of all the hazardous materials out there today, asbestos is one of the best known. Due to its widespread use in the past, and its continued presence in many areas today, most people are well aware of what it is, and that there are dangers associated with it. Just because most people know it is

106th Anniversary of Factory Fire that Prompted Workplace Safety Movement Recognized by ASSE

106th Anniversary of Factory Fire that Prompted Workplace Safety Movement Recognized by ASSE

On March 25, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan caught fire, and 146 workers died while attempting to escape the burning building. This tragedy is recognized as the event that really started the workplace safety movement, and the ASSE is officially recognizing this important event. It was discovered after this event that fire

OSHA Moves Effective Date for Final Rule on Beryllium to May 20th

OSHA Moves Effective Date for Final Rule on Beryllium to May 20th

Beryllium is a chemical element that is fairly rare in nature, but used in a variety of industries. Specifically, it is used as an alloying agent when producing products such as springs, spot-welding electrodes, electrical contacts, and much more. This element has long been known to present health and safety issues for those who work

OSHA’s Training Program Operating Efficiently According to GAO

OSHA’s Training Program Operating Efficiently According to GAO

  In addition to providing regulations, guidelines, and inspections, OSHA also offers an important training and education service, known as the Outreach Training Program. In fiscal year 2016, this program reached almost 900,000 workers and provided them with important training on a wide range of topics related to occupational hazard recognition and prevention. According to

OSHA Updates on PPE

OSHA Updates on PPE

This week Summit Safety Group looks at some OSHA updates and what they look at when performing a walkthrough in a facility. Specifically, what they are looking at in regards to personal protective equipment used in any given situation. The video points out that offering personal protective equipment to employees is not sufficient to pass