Workplace Safety Reminder: Portable Generators

General Safety and Usage Guidelines for Backup Generators Using Portable Generators Safely OSHA PDF Be sure to use your generator correctly. Using a generator incorrectly can lead to dangerous situations: Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust. Even if you can’t smell exhaust fumes, you may still have been exposed to carbon monoxide. If you start […]

Tips For Reducing Worker’s Compensation

  Prevent injuries “Since high injury rates are a sign of poor management, no employer wants to be seen publicly as operating a dangerous workplace,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “Our new reporting requirements will ‘nudge’ employers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, […]

Hazard Communication Standard

  Hazard Communication Standard Final Rule New changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protections for America’s workers. Building on the success of OSHA’s current Hazard […]

Flood Safety Tips

Floods can occur anywhere, with floodwaters rising gradually or flash floods striking suddenly. Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States — most flood fatalities happen because people try to drive through deadly waters rather than avoid them. (Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2005) Water’s powerful force can easily overtake vehicles […]

The Benefits of Hiring a Safety Consultant

The Benefits of Hiring a Safety Consultant They can help you save serious expenses through recommendations or implementation of new ideas. By Peter Bouley Sep 01, 2005 THE question of whom to hire and when should be on the minds of CEOs, operations managers, human resources, project managers, and others regarding safety and training issues. This question […]

Safety Pays

  Safety Pays Every year workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths cost our nation $170 billion. That’s money that businesses can save and pain workers can avoid. How can you save money while improving safety and health in your facility? One study estimated that a good safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for […]

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Aerial Lifts

Aerial Lifts In 2009 22 workers nationwide suffered a fatal injury while operating an aerial lift. While this equipment can be very useful, it can also be extremely dangerous. Operators are at risk of injury from falls, struck by, caught in between, and electrocution. Aerial lifts have replaced scaffolding and ladders at many job sites. […]

Confined Space

When facilities routinely follow safety guidelines pertaining to confined space entry, they may not realize how often confined space emergencies happen. Here are some statistics from the Department of Labor involving permit required confined space incidents occurring from 2005- 2009. During that time period there were a total of 481 fatalities. This averages to about […]