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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

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

3 Safety Signs for Warehouse Traffic Control

3 Safety Signs for Warehouse Traffic Control

Did you know on average 34,900 serious injuries occur as a result from forklift accidents? With pedestrians and forklifts operating in close quarters, traffic management is critical to safely managing a facility. There are many elements to a warehouse traffic management system – training, maintenance, PPE, facility layout, etc. and investing in one result higher

5 Ways to Celebrate National Electrical Safety Month

5 Ways to Celebrate National Electrical Safety Month

The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month, designated by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), and designed to promote electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. The annual campaign aims to reduce the number of electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss that occur all too often. OSHA estimates there are approximately

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

Workplace safety is extremely important and it’s something most people reading this page think about on a regular basis. Those who work in this industry often get to a point where they don’t see very many egregious safety failures because companies that employ safety managers typically have at least some standards in place. Every day

It’s Pipe Marking Season! Get All Your Pipe Marking Resources in One Place

It’s Pipe Marking Season! Get All Your Pipe Marking Resources in One Place

Now that spring has arrived and everything is thawing out, it’s the perfect time to take stock of your facility’s pipe labels. Maybe your labels took a beating over the winter and could use some cleaning. Maybe they’ve been in place for many years and are starting to look worn. Maybe you just haven’t thought about

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

OSHA – Important Dates in 2017

OSHA – Important Dates in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for changes from OSHA (as almost every year seems to be). There are already a number of key changes being rolled out, and being aware of the these changes and their effective dates is very important. The following are some of the most important dates from

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