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If you have workers at heights, you probably already know that you need to provide adequate fall protection and fall arrest systems to keep them safe. And while we all know what guardrails are for and how much protection a fall harness offers, there are some things we often overlook.
Warehouse work may seem simple or straightforward, but the hazards are numerous. There are often limited sightlines and mobile machinery like forklifts, trucks, and robots moving around in close proximity to workers. There are heavy loads on pallets being shifted from trucks to shelves, often at great heights. There are
When selecting a safety glove, the fit, function, and required level of protection all have to be taken into consideration. Making the right choice is critical. Even an injury as simple as a scrape or a cut can mean the difference between finishing the work day with ten fingers or
Help keep employees safe during all stages of scaffolding work On a November day in 1994, a 60-year-old painter foreman with 20 years of experience was standing more than 35 feet above the ground on a scaffold, working on the window frames and roof eaves of a church in Tennessee.
Emergency situations that occur in confined spaces are some of the most dangerous. Aside from the obvious fact that space is limited and there are minimal points of entry and egress, these situations can result in multiple fatalities when one too many would-be rescuer crowds into the space. According to NIOSH, more
It is the policy of your company. to protect its employees form hazardous atmospheres with a comprehensive program of recognition, evaluation, engineering, technology, administrative and work practice controls, and personal protective equipment. Hazard elimination, engineering controls, and work practice controls are the basis and on-going process to control employee exposure.
Noise-induced hearing loss is a serious issue across many workplaces. We can tolerate a certain degree of noise without complication, but once we're exposed to about 85 decibels (8 hours time-weighted average), we run the risk of permanently damaging our hearing. Most troubling is how common this level of exposure is. Noise levels in
This exposure control plan is designed to eliminate or minimize employee occupational exposure to blood and certain other body fluids, in accordance with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Exposure Determination The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to perform an exposure determination concerning which employees may incur occupational exposure
With planning and prevention, you and your workers can make it through the summer months safely.It's time for warm weather, long weekends, and backyard cookouts. But the summer season also brings unique workplace hazards.Staying safe during the hot weather means understanding and managing the risks. From illnesses like heat stress
Electrical power is no longer a convenience but an absolute necessity. It’s how businesses keep the lights on, industries keep running, and households keep food rooms warm and food fresh. This dependence, along with economic growth, technological advancement, and population increase, has driven a high demand for electricity. And as
Inspections of the workplace Formal inspections can take different forms and you and your representatives will need to agree the best methods for your workplace. Here are some of the ways inspections can take place. Safety tours - general inspections of the workplace Safety sampling - systematic sampling of particular dangerous activities,