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It is safe to assume that we never know enough, or at least don't know all that we need to know. Recent changes to hexavalent chromium and beryllium protection requirements should teach us this lesson.
This article focuses on the issue of lone worker safety in the industrial workplace in industries both large and small. The first point of order is to define just what is meant by a "lone worker."
The design of a safe electrical work environment starts with an arc flash assessment.
It's go time! The 2014 health insurance exchange deadline is officially looming for all states.
Preventing slip, trip, and fall accidents is a risk management proposition.
Before rolling out any management system, communicate your plans with all stakeholders, detailing the benefits and how it will affect their work tasks.
Inarguably, form must follow function. That doesn't mean, however, that form has to trail by a large distance.
Do they work, or do they just discourage employees from reporting injuries?
Considerable testing of chemicals that are handled in the workplace may be required. This could include flash point, reactivity, or corrosivity.
When the contaminant is a burn-inducing chemical, some argue the drenching time should be extended to a minimum of 20 and even 30 minutes of tepid water.
Are you getting the highest levels of respiratory protection that are currently available today?
Buy-in. It is a critical element to a valued safety and health process. The problem is, no one seems to be able to agree on how best to get there from here.
The economy is bad, business is down, and companies are laying off employees in record numbers. They need to cut expenses. An easy target is the company's incentive program. It doesn't produce goods, make sales calls, clean the building, or repair equipment. It just costs money the company doesn't have. Or does it?
June 3, 2008, turned into a nightmare for Chris and Janet Augeri. Instead of celebrating their son Rob's 31st birthday, they were making plans for his funeral.
Learning how to minimize the risk of potentially dangerous or fatal fall hazards allows organizations to take a proactive approach to worker safety. In November 2007, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a comprehensive family of standards, known as the Z359 standard or "Fall Protection Code," to help organizations learn how to reduce risk.
Building a mobile computer for health care involved totally sealing it and adding features such as a fingerprint reader for biometric sign-in, an integrated camera, and a built-in bar code scanner for scanning patients' wrist bands and medicines, said Greg Davidson, Senior Business Development Manager for Health Care for Panasonic Computer Solutions Company (Secaucus, N.J.). He talked about creating computers for these and other challenging environments during a Dec. 1 conversation with OH&S Editor Jerry Laws.
Remember that everyone everywhere longs for something. Desire is the most elemental part of each person.
OSHA's jurisdiction in these emergencies is not crystal clear, at least not yet.
When excellence in safety is measured by zero failures, a self-limiting organizational viewpoint and very dangerous employee belief are created.
Executives are people first. Sounds obvious, but this is key to heightening active support for Safety and Health from your company's apex.