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Lone Workers Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

Lone Workers Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

A Q&A with worker safety professional, Tom Lotz, on how the pandemic has changed lone worker safety.

Occupational Health Professionals Call on Construction Contractors to Put Health in “Safety and Health”

AIHA announces free educational guide and resources for construction industry.

Re-examining Issues of PPE and the Hierarchy of Controls

Before the pandemic, it seems that the vast majority of the population did not give PPE a second thought. That has changed.



Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond

Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond

Best practices being deployed in construction and industrial environments.

Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program

Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program

Many companies face significant challenges in achieving an effective and compliant lockout/tagout program in place—especially as it pertains to lockout.

Quick Fixes for a Safe and Healthy Facility

Navigating the new “normal” in the midst of the pandemic goes beyond cleaning and disinfecting: you need to instill trust and peace of mind in your employees and guests.

Trench Safety Difference-Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder

Trench Safety Difference-Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder

In any trench situation, you need a Trench Competent Person and to notify nearby local fire/rescue teams.

Why Effective Chemical Safety Training Is More Important Than Ever

Despite being a critical component of employee safety, HazCom training is one of the most overlooked elements of employer safety programs.

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

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.

Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

Guard rail is one of those components in a facility that typically is not top-of-mind with companies until it’s too late.

Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories

Protective gear must be chosen by understanding and complying with the information contained in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1.

Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season

Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season

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 Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

Wireless gas detectors are changing the way we work in confined spaces.

Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling

Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling

For most companies—particularly those involved in materials handling—concerns about safety regulations go well beyond mere avoidance of government fines or censure.

Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results

Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results

One question often asked by end-users is: what performance level is appropriate for dorsal impact glove application needs?

Are you Properly Selecting and Maintaining your Emergency Equipment Selection?

Here are a few guidelines for staying in compliance with eyewashes, eye/face wash combos and drench showers.

The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace

The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace

How do face coverings help in the workplace? How should an employer approach mask selection when additional workplace hazards are identified?

How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment

How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment

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?

How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work

How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work

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.

Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. The good news is: many accidents and injuries can be avoided.

A Primer Biodegradability Testing Methods

More businesses are focused on providing environmentally friendly products, and consumers are educating themselves about the companies they support.

Ten Questions Focusing Towards Higher Level Safety

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.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Look Before you Lock

National Heatstroke Prevention Day Look Before you Lock

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.

Everyday Tips for Returning to Work on Construction Sites

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.

OSHA COVID Guidance for Oil and Gas Workers

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.

New NRDC Report Argues that Climate Change is Negatively Affecting Workers’ Health

New NRDC Report Argues that Climate Change is Negatively Affecting Workers' Health

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.

The Importance of Workplace Mental Health Metrics—Now and Post-Pandemic

The Importance of Workplace Mental Health Metrics—Now and Post-Pandemic

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.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Provides Scholarship for Women in 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.

What Constitutes a Safe Workplace?

What Constitutes a Safe Workplace?

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.

The Physiological Effects of Prolonged PPE Use During Long Shifts

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.

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