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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

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact countries around the world earlier this year, non-essential healthcare procedures and elective surgeries were postponed partly to ensure that sufficient supplies were kept available for hospitals to treat coronavirus patients. Surgery and other medical care is deemed “elective” if the procedure can be delayed, without causing significant

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

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

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention – Disturbing Facts & How to Protect Your Employees

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention – Disturbing Facts & How to Protect Your Employees

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention When thinking about workplace safety most people start by looking at things like fall prevention, hand protection, and other hazards that can cause immediate or severe injury. One of the most common safety concerns in the workplace, however, often gets ignored. This is the risk of hearing loss, which impacts

Welding Safety Hazards – The Five Things You Need to Know

Welding Safety Hazards – The Five Things You Need to Know

Exploring Welding Safety Hazards It is not surprising to many that welding is a job with a lot hazards associated with it. To make matters worse, the hazards associated with welding are often more severe than many others in the workplace, which means they need to be taken especially seriously. 5 Welding Safety Hazards that

PPE Frequently Asked Questions

PPE Frequently Asked Questions

Reviewing PPE and Making Better Decisions Buying personal protection equipment (PPE) for your facility isn’t always as easy a job as it sounds. The days of just purchasing some hard hats and calling it good are long in the past, and with so many different items to consider, it is important that you have a

10 Construction Safety Facts that May Surprise You

10 Construction Safety Facts that May Surprise You

Make Construction Safety a Priority Everyone knows that construction sites can be very dangerous. The more you know about the types of danger you will face, however, will help you to take steps toward keeping everyone safe. Look over the following 10 safety facts and see what you can learn about how to improve the

The 11 Most Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility

The 11 Most Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility

Do You Know the Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility? When working in a facility for eight or more hours per day, at least five days per week, it is easy to develop a sort of ‘blindness’ to some of the more common workplace hazards. Of course, if something is on fire, or there

Hazard Communications – One Tool That Can Help

Hazard Communications – One Tool That Can Help

Floor Marking Tape Continues to Help with Hazard Communications Keeping a facility running safely and efficiently can be very difficult. While most companies try to improve safety whenever possible, they often miss some obvious problems. This is illustrated by the 2011 report from Workplace Safety Pro, which listed the top 25 general industry violations. When

How to Handle Chemical Spills

How to Handle Chemical Spills

The goal of workplace safety programs is primarily to prevent accidents and injuries by helping train people on how to minimize risk and work more safely. An important part of any program also must focus on how to respond when something goes wrong. Nowhere is this truer than when there is a chemical spill in

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