Safety and Compliance News

  • Violence at Work: How Secure Is Your Company?

    It is a threat that exists in large businesses and small, in every type of industry and in every area of the country.

  • The Fundamentals of Lockout/Tagout

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) is meant to protect the more than 3 million employees who service or maintain machinery from severe injury or death while conducting their work.

  • Start New Employees on the Right Path to Safety

    It is essential that all employees know the role they play in keeping the workplace safe and free from hazards. When new employees arrive on the job, they should be introduced to the workplace and instructed on key safety rules and regulations that pertain to the work environment. An employee’s initial orientation does not necessarily cover job duties. That usually comes after the orientation.

  • More Employers Commit to Employee Wellness

    Employers are trading return on investment (ROI) numbers for the prevalence of worker health and well being when it comes to workplace wellness programs.

  • Respiratory Protection Can Be a Lifesaver

    Many workplace hazards are easy to spot if we know what we’re looking for. The same cannot be said for toxic atmospheres. Airborne contaminants pose unique hazards; they’re often invisible, as well as odorless. Employees may be inhaling dangerous substances and not even know it.

  • Now Is the Time to Think About OSHA's Top 10

    OSHA’s Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018 were recently released at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo with few surprises. Here is the list:

  • Employees Have Rights Concerning Safety On the Job

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employees are entitled to working conditions that are free from serious safety and health hazards.

    With 2019 around the corner, now would be a good time to review the rights that your employees have in the workplace — rights that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strictly upholds.

  • Workplace Accidents: Consider All of the Costs

    Workplace accidents are more expensive than most people realize but do you know why?

  • Hazard Communication: Your Role as an Employer

    A Louisiana food-processing plant was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for allegedly exposing employees to levels of carbon monoxide that were at least four times above the permissible exposure limit. Additionally, the company received two serious violations for failing to develop and implement a written hazard communication program and for failing to provide safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical in use, including carbon dioxide. – OSHA Case Files

  • Is Your Safety Committee as Good as It Can Be?

    Are your safety committee team members just putting in face time or are they really committed to improving safety in the workplace?