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Hand Hazards that are Often Overlooked

Hand Hazards that are Often Overlooked

Hand Hazards in the Workplace When it comes to workplace accidents and injuries, few are more common or more traumatic than hand injuries. Every year thousands of people experience severe cuts or even amputations, which can have a permanent impact not only on their ability to work, but also to perform most common tasks outside

Safety Training Trends in the Workplace

Safety Training Trends in the Workplace

Preparing for New Safety Training Trends When it comes to safety training, the work is never completed. Even when you’ve made significant progress in one area, you will find that there are still problems in another. In addition, as the workplace continues to grow and change, new safety hazards will continue to pop up, requiring

Near Misses In The Workplace – A Complete Guide

Near Misses In The Workplace – A Complete Guide

Near-misses methodology Near misses, and by extension their monitoring and effectiveness in indicating safety trends, are a constant discussion topic in professional message boards. Just this last week, for example, Fabio Chaves, an HSE and Sales Junior Engineer, asked his fellow safety and management pros how they went about quantifying near misses. The discussion in

Forklift Dangers that may Suprise You

Forklift Dangers that may Suprise You

Forklift Dangers and How to Avoid Them Forklifts are one of the most common types of vehicles that are used on the worksite. They are most commonly found in manufacturing facilities, but are also frequently used in warehouses, construction sites and many other locations. While they are certainly one of the most essential tools for

Indoor Air Quality – 5 Things you should know

Indoor Air Quality – 5 Things you should know

Improving Indoor Air Quality When trying to make improvements to the workplace, many companies don’t even consider the actual air that is breathed in by everyone all day. Indoor air quality can be a significant problem that can have a wide range of different effects on employees throughout the facility. Some of these issues can

Lockout Tagout Mistakes – 6 Ways to Eliminate Them

Lockout Tagout Mistakes – 6 Ways to Eliminate Them

Eliminating Lockout Tagout Mistakes When it comes to protecting people while working on machines within a facility, few things are as effective as following the lockout tagout procedures. If you are not already using this safety method, it is a process in which the person (or people) who are going to be working in a

Safety Signs 101 – 7 Most Common Questions

Safety Signs 101 – 7 Most Common Questions

Safety Signs 101 – 7 Most Common Questions Using safety signs in a facility is a great way to help quickly inform people of potential dangers is a specific area. There are many different types of safety signs that can be used, which can actually make it somewhat confusing when trying to plan out what

Ten Safety Tips in the Office that take Ten Minutes or Less

Ten Safety Tips in the Office that take Ten Minutes or Less

Is Your Office Safe? For the most part, working in an office environment is one of the safest types of jobs available. You don’t typically need to worry about falling objects or getting hit by an indoor vehicle. The fact is, however, that there are still risks present that everyone should be aware of. Fortunately,

5 Most Common Reasons Why Risk Assessments Fail

5 Most Common Reasons Why Risk Assessments Fail

Improve your Process and Understand Why Risk Assessments Fail One of the most important safety processes that a facility needs to perform is the risk assessment. These assessments can help you to identify potential problems, so that you can make the changes necessary to avoid hazards. While these assessments are an essential tool, they aren’t

7 Tips for Safely Responding to Chemical Spills in the Workplace

7 Tips for Safely Responding to Chemical Spills in the Workplace

Chemical Spills in the Workplace When it comes to safety hazards in the workplace, there are few things that are as scary or serious as a chemical spill. Whether it is a small spill or something bigger, they can all be extremely dangerous to the people working in the facility as well as any products

OSHA Injury Reporting Updates – September 2014 Brings New Rules

OSHA Injury Reporting Updates – September 2014 Brings New Rules

OSHA Update – Reporting Injuries This autumn brings about some big changes for American businesses operating under the jurisdiction of OSHA (hint: that’s just about everyone!). As of September 11th 2014, the requirements for having to report injuries and fatalities on worksites is getting an overhaul. From the range of situations that need to be

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