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Understanding Australian Pipe Marking Standards (AS 1345-1995)

Understanding Australian Pipe Marking Standards (AS 1345-1995)

AS 1345-1995 is the Australian pipe marking standard providing a consistent system for identifying the content of pipes and ducts in the workplace. By understanding and following applicable labeling standards, workers are able to quickly identify a pipe’s contents and take the proper safety measures. The standard was developed by Standards Australia—basically the Australian equivalent

Reopening Schools: Using Visual Communication to Promote Safety

Reopening Schools: Using Visual Communication to Promote Safety

As states are figuring out what the upcoming school year may look like, it’s clear that it will be months before schools can fully reopen without any restrictions. From temperature screenings to staggered recess times, schools will have a lot to consider whenever they are able to open their doors again. Many districts are looking

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

OSHA’s Guidance on Reopening Non-Essential Businesses

OSHA’s Guidance on Reopening Non-Essential Businesses

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to make its impact around the world, economies are slowly but surely emerging from a standstill—which means that many non-essential business owners are looking for guidance as they ask their employees to come back to work again. OSHA recently released recommendations, called “Guidance on Returning to Work,” that aims

Food Safety: Protecting Processing Workers from COVID-19

Food Safety: Protecting Processing Workers from COVID-19

Food processing facilities, such as ones that process meat and poultry, are considered to be critical infrastructure in the food and agriculture industry. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, all processing facilities that are continuing operations should take measures to protect their workers from being exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace. Recent outbreaks at facilities such

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

Protecting Agriculture Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Protecting Agriculture Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Every industry faces unique challenges when it comes to protecting their workers as COVID-19 makes an impact around the world. Employees on farms, ranches, and other agriculture production worksites are considered to be essential, but the agricultural sector especially faces difficulties; by the of nature operations, it can be hard to implement social distancing, and

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,

Protecting Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers During the Pandemic

Protecting Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers During the Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus makes its impact around the world, frontline workers have been acknowledged and appreciated. Rightly so, retail workers have been regarded as essential alongside healthcare workers and first responders. Retail employees that work in stockrooms and on loading docks especially play an important role in ensuring that people continue to receive the

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

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