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Safety

Warning Signs for the Warehouse Floor

Warning Signs for the Warehouse Floor

Signs are posted in just about every workplace alerting workers of safety practices, precautions, security guidelines, warehouse rules, safety instructions, etc. Banners are hung from warehouse shelves stating how many days the facility has been free from an accident and labels are adhered to dangerous machines – but these messages can become easily overlooked. Ensure

New Year’s Resolutions for Staying Safe in 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for Staying Safe in 2020

The beginning of the new year offers a great opportunity to not only evaluate our personal performance, but our professional performance as well. It’s possible to create a better quality of life in the workplace; there’s always room for improvement, bad habits to kick, and small changes to make. Consider the year that’s now behind

Drone Safety

Drone Safety

In just the last decade, drones have gone from something of an experimental concept to something that we see all the time. They are used for recreation, military, businesses, and anything else you can think of for a wide range of different things. As more and more people and businesses find uses for drones, safety

Reducing Risks and Hazards in the Workplace

Reducing Risks and Hazards in the Workplace

The Adventure of Reducing Risks and Hazards in the Workplace Whenever starting a new job, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you should be doing, and how it needs to be done. When I started working at a new facility as a safety manager, I began my first day with a meeting

Struck by Accidents in Construction

Struck by Accidents in Construction

Each year in the United States there are over 800 construction related deaths. Of these, more than 150 are caused by being struck by vehicles, construction equipment or other common workplace items. In fact, the so-called struck by accidents are the #1 cause of injuries on construction sites, and the second leading cause of death.

Surface Contamination in the Workplace

Surface Contamination in the Workplace

Maintaining a safe workplace involves far more than just ensuring everyone has the right safety equipment and the facility is kept free from obvious hazards. Every facility needs to work to limit any type of safety concerns throughout the facility. One issue that is often overlooked is that of surface contamination. Surface contamination can come

The Dangers of Loose Clothing

The Dangers of Loose Clothing

When working in any type of facility with moving equipment, it is important to make safety a priority. While some dangers are obvious, others are often overlooked and can result in significant injuries. One example of this is working near moving machinery with loose clothing. Whether it is an un-tucked shirt, a tie, an unbuttoned

What’s Coming in 2014 from OSHA

What’s Coming in 2014 from OSHA

In an ongoing effort to keep up with the rapidly changing occupational hazards, OSHA focuses their efforts on specific areas each year. In 2014 they have selected a diverse set of topics that they will be taking a close look at. Whether OSHA is busy writing new standards, performing additional inspections or offering updated guidelines,

Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis

Preparing a job safety analysis is an important part of any facility or safety manager’s job. These reports can be extremely beneficial in identifying what types of risks exist in a specific job, so action can be taken to keep people safe. Once you know the risks, it is much easier to either do something

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