It's time we laid down the law on what, where, and how often to calibrate portable gas detectors.
Ongoing reminders and a dedicated effort to keep important safety information in front of operators and pedestrians help to make safety top-of-mind for employees.
Throwing sharps containers, red bags, and spill cleanup materials into the trash sends up a red flag to commercial or municipal trash collectors because they are not allowed to take this waste.
The Health and Safety Executive revised its training regime on Oct. 1, 2009, to give employers more flexibility in how they train workers to provide first aid during emergencies. It says someone should be appointed to look after first aid supplies, including medical gloves.
Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association, predicts a combination of education, policy, enforcement, and technology will solve the problem, starting this year.
Exposure to hand and arm vibration in the workplace can range from severe and debilitating to nuisance level. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to this under-reported, under-regulated problem.
Reducing the physical demands on all workers in construction is essential.
Dan Jaquez, occupational safety & health manager for public works in Ventura County, Calif., for the NAVFAC SW Naval Facilities Engineering Command, won a new ExoFit NEX fall harness in the Capital Safety/OH&S essay contest.
The loading dock is usually regarded as the primitive "backroom" of food-handling operations, but it's a crucial part of the supply chain and the food protection chain.
In order to successfully eliminate hearing loss, more needs to be known about its true prevalence in the workforce. NIOSH is spearheading the effort.
With the regulatory impact statement and economic analysis all but done, Michigan OSHA's controversial proposed ergonomics standard could reach the public hearings stage in about 90 days.
Just write a short essay (100 words max.) explaining your biggest fall protection challenge and submit it online by Jan. 29 for a chance to win a brand-new ExoFit NEX™ from Capital Safety. No more than one entry per person will be accepted. We'll announce the winner here by Feb. 12.
Click here for a link to the entry form in a Q&A with Capital Safety-North American Product Manager Nate Bohmbach.
The H1N1 pandemic was 2009's biggest safety and health story, but OSHA also grabbed the spotlight last year with a blockbuster $87 million fine. For all of the attention paid to tower crane safety, combustible dusts, crumbling infrastructure, and a jobless recovery, the biggest story of 2000-2009 was Sept. 11, 2001.
Trust and involvement are vital components of the Incident and Injury Free safety program that has improved results for Baker Concrete Construction Inc.
"We constantly refresh our pool of ideas. Our end users are very vocal about what works and doesn't work."
The clock is ticking. Companies will have three years from promulgation to come into compliance with the final rule and two years to implement training requirements.
By obtaining rapid information in a visual display, the decision maker can make informed decisions based on accurate, fast analytical results.
Fire Safety & Emergency Response
As with any maintenance requirement, the intent of small hose inspection and testing is to ensure that they will reliably operate properly when called upon, which is even more critical for emergency response equipment.
Defibrillators & CPR
"We said, if people are going to really survive cardiac arrest, we should design a unit that's built for 10 year olds, or for anybody walking down the street, because time is of the essence and speed to shock is all that matters."
"Companies are populating signs, posters, banners, and scoreboards with the children, and the wives, and the husbands within the facility, with a common theme about safety being a family value."