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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

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

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

Reopening Gyms: Health + Safety Tips for Fitness Clubs

Reopening Gyms: Health + Safety Tips for Fitness Clubs

As more businesses are given the green light to reopen, health and fitness clubs are beginning to plan how they will safely welcome their members back. Although it’s exciting to work out again, this is a gradual return under specific circumstances. Any reopening of fitness centers must include health and safety protocols that are applicable

Reopening Retail: Social Distancing for Shoppers

Reopening Retail: Social Distancing for Shoppers

Brick-and-mortar retailers have been hit particularly hard by the current coronavirus pandemic. As states slowly begin to allow certain workplaces to reopen, retailers need to bring their employees back, keep customers safe, and adapt operations to a new normal, all while adhering to local government guidelines. It’s a time of uncertainty, but there are a

Social Distancing for Casinos: Don’t Gamble on Safety

Social Distancing for Casinos: Don’t Gamble on Safety

As casinos and resorts closed by the coronavirus begin to reopen, implementing proper safeguards to ensure a safe gaming environment is critical for public health and safety. Casino owners and workers should follow federal, state, and local protocols for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The Nevada State Gaming Control Board, which regulates the most

How Restaurants Can Practice Social Distancing

How Restaurants Can Practice Social Distancing

As parts of the country begin to reopen and customers start looking to eat out again, restaurants have an important role in keeping their communities safe. OSHA, the CDC, and the FDA have all issued guidance on preparing your workplace, including safety tips specifically for restaurants, and food and beverage businesses to protect their workers

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

 Each May the Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) commemorates National Electrical Safety Month with a campaign to educate people about reducing the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. On average, there are approximately 2,000 non-fatal electrical injuries at work each year, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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