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Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

A new final rule made by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) finally went into effect earlier this year allowing operators to fly small drones over people under certain conditions. The flexibility this rule grants and advancements in technology make unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) a valuable asset for companies in construction and manufacturing to improve safety.

Addressing Heat Stress this Summer

Addressing Heat Stress this Summer

With summer quickly approaching, employers need to be aware of the risk of heat stress and how to prevent it. Excessively warm work conditions in industrial facilities and outside in construction sites not only pose dangers to employees but can also keep your facility from being OSHA compliant. While construction workers account for more than

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

The percentages of schools reopening across the country continue to rise as infection rates decline and vaccines are distributed. According to a school opening tracker from Burbio, approximately two-thirds of schools are currently operating at either a hybrid online/in-person learning schedule or entirely in-person classes. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

On January 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released stronger guidance to help employers better implement a protection program to mitigate and prevent viral spread in the workplace. This guidance is aimed to assist workplaces outside of the healthcare industry to assess their facility in order to determine what necessary control measures should

COVID-19 Updates from OSHA

COVID-19 Updates from OSHA

COVID-19 cases in the United States are continuing to rise at a staggering rate. To combat this, OSHA has been helping employers safeguard their employees during the pandemic to protect them from COVID-19. State OSHA Agencies issue New COVID-19 Rules There there are nearly a dozen states with their own OSHA-Approved State Plans that allow

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October is both Eye Injury Prevention Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month! This is a great time to evaluate your personal protective equipment (PPE) program, replace ill-fitting or damaged equipment, and make sure employees’ hearing + vision is adequately protected. Eye Injury Prevention Month Did you know more than a million people per year

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, administrative controls—changing behaviors of people—are key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in communities. From keeping our distance to covering our faces, it’s important to keep everyone on the same page about safe and healthy practices. Policies + Procedures With regulations and recommendations

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

Elections 2020: Keeping Voters Safe at the Polls

Elections 2020: Keeping Voters Safe at the Polls

Even with record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the wheels of democracy must still turn. For voters planning on showing up to the polls this November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published considerations for preventing the spread of coronavirus at election polling locations. According to the CDC, elections with

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

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