Safety and Compliance News

  1. Take Action to Protect Your Employees on the Road

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured in motor vehicle crashes each year in the U.S. Furthermore, as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports Read more...
  2. School Is in Session: Drive Carefully!

    The end of August means back to school in many parts of
the country. It also means an increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic in many areas. Twenty-three million students in the United States ride a school bus to and from school every day. Read more...
  3. Educate Employees About Electricity-Related Hazards

    When it comes to electricity, be sure your workers are aware of the hazards and that you work together to minimize them. The most common causes of electricity-related injuries are electrocution, electric shock, burns and falls (related to shocks). Read more...
  4. Key Responsibilities Regarding PPE in the Workplace

    OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective. As a safety manager or supervisor, you are required to determine if PPE Read more...
  5. Workplace Violence Is a Safety Issue You Can't Ignore

    In light of the many headline-grabbing reports of workplace shootings and other forms of violence, this would be a good time to review your workplace violence prevention policy and conduct risk assessments and vulnerability audits. Most of the Read more...
  6. 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. Workplace violence is one of today’s most-pressing safety concerns — and the statistics are staggering: Each week, an Read more...
  7. 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, Read more...
  8. 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?   This is a good question to ask because safety committees are an important component of good safety programs Read more...
  9. 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 Read more...
  10. OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

    OSHA estimates that these changes will affect 112 million workers at seven million work sites, preventing 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries annually. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a  Read more...

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