Safety and Compliance News

  1. 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 Read more...
  2. Reduce Hand Tool Injuries in Your Facility

    OSHA addresses hand tool hazards in the workplace under 29 CFR 1910, Subpart P — and for good reason. There is a common misconception that hand tools rarely lead to serious workplace injuries, which is false. Just consider statistics from the Read more...
  3. Sanitation and Safety Go Hand in Hand

    Maintaining a clean, orderly work area should be part of every safety and health program. However, many housekeeping programs fail to take into account the areas of the workplace where employees don’t actually work. Break rooms and lunch areas Read more...
  4. Ladder Safety 101

    Ladders are among those workplace fixtures that tend to be used so frequently that their hazards are rarely considered. But just consider the numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year in the Read more...
  5. Back Safety Requires Safe Lifting

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. One of the most important ways to prevent back pain and injury Read more...
  6. Office Safety Essentials

    When someone mentions workplace safety, it typically conjures up thoughts of different types of industrial settings. Many people — including safety professionals — have a tendency to overlook safety in other types of work environments. For Read more...
  7. Rules to Prevent Forklift-Related Accidents

    Forklifts are used in numerous work settings, primarily to move materials. Each year in the U.S., nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Forklift overturns are the leading Read more...
  8. Emergency Preparedness Depends on Having a Good Plan

    Research reveals that only 43 percent of small businesses feel adequately prepared to handle a natural or man-made disaster. If your company falls among the organizations ill prepared to cope with an emergency on-site, now is the time to fix the Read more...
  9. Employee Training and Accident Prevention

    One of the first questions an OSHA accident investigator will ask is, “Was the injured employee properly trained to do the job?” Not only do you want to be able to answer “yes,” but you want to be able to provide documentation that the Read more...

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