In any trench situation, you need a Trench Competent Person and to notify nearby local fire/rescue teams.
Despite being a critical component of employee safety, HazCom training is one of the most overlooked elements of employer safety programs.
Construction companies are familiar with safety and mess-control; however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some more factors to consider when working at healthcare facilities.
Guard rail is one of those components in a facility that typically is not top-of-mind with companies until it’s too late.
Protective gear must be chosen by understanding and complying with the information contained in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1.
A worker’s PPE must account for any season—and the environmental elements that go with that season. Here is your guide to picking FR Garments for everyday and specific tasks.
Wireless gas detectors are changing the way we work in confined spaces.
For most companies—particularly those involved in materials handling—concerns about safety regulations go well beyond mere avoidance of government fines or censure.
One question often asked by end-users is: what performance level is appropriate for dorsal impact glove application needs?
Here are a few guidelines for staying in compliance with eyewashes, eye/face wash combos and drench showers.
How do face coverings help in the workplace? How should an employer approach mask selection when additional workplace hazards are identified?
By now we all know to wash our hands, but what should be done with shared PPE, such as full body harnesses and fall protection lanyards?
As workplaces begin to reopen, safety managers are working to ensure their employees have the proper face masks or respirators and know how to use them correctly.
Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. The good news is: many accidents and injuries can be avoided.
More businesses are focused on providing environmentally friendly products, and consumers are educating themselves about the companies they support.
However, it’s not always clear that going beyond just “expressing” value for safety is expected on all levels. Here are some self-reflective questions you can ask yourself to keep your company in safety check.
Today, July 31, 2020, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Many people and children die each year in hot cars—here are some ways you can prevent an accident in the heat.
Many employers are preparing to have team members return to worksites as stay-at-home orders and restrictions ease, and here are some safety tips to keep in mind.
The oil and gas industry, and all of its sub-industries, needs to consider the varying job functions and associated risks for workers contracting COVID-19. OSHA’s guidance page helps employers understand the job risks, cautions and appropriate protocol for protecting workers from the virus.
The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) just released a report that argues how climate disruption is a growing danger to the health of indoor and outdoor workers. Read what the NRDC and researchers have to say.
Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has required employers everywhere to rethink the safety of their employees on a number of levels. However, many do not realize that mental health is a big part of worker health and safety.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is inviting women enrolled in post-secondary education who are pursuing careers in the field of occupational health and safety to apply for the Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.
A recent article from the Los Angeles Times uses California workplaces and regulations to answer the question of ‘what makes a workplace safe?’ The answer involves a comprehensive, holistic approach to a healthy, safe workforce.
NIOSH and the CDC discuss the burden many healthcare workers face with prolonged use of PPE during long shifts. If your workers are required to wear PPE for long periods of time, be aware of these side effects and tips on how to mitigate harm.
On July 26, the United States will recognized the 30-year-anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard discusses analyzing, studying and controlling hazardous dusts with Camfil APC's Jon Ladwig.
New York University’s School of Global Health to study the physical and mental health impact of COVID-19 on transit workers.
Many businesses in America are beginning to reopen or thinking about reopening. However, your employer should ensure he or she is making the following precautionary, coronavirus steps before operating as usual.
OSHA has cited healthcare company OHNH EMP LLC for violating respiratory protection standards following an inspection after the company reported the coronavirus-related hospitalization of seven employees.
As fall quickly approaches and schools consider reopening, many wonder if teachers can be considered essential, front-line workers. Traditionally, teachers have not been considered “essential,” but that might be changing.