Don’t Fall for an Unsafe Work Environment: Why Fall Protection Systems Are Essential for Worker Safety

Posted on August 31st, 2023

While it might appear obvious that any elevated surface with unprotected edges poses a fall risk if not properly secured with fall prevention systems (fall arrest systems), there are many factors that need to be considered when ensuring a workplace is safe from fall risk. These factors include: While this is not an exhaustive list, […]

Common Workplace Hazards & Simple Solutions

Posted on August 30th, 2023

Safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. Spotting the various workplace hazards requires diligence. It is vital that leadership sets the example to identify and address all areas that pose a risk to workers’ safety. Confined Spaces Confined spaces pose many hazards in various and sometimes unexpected workplaces. Some examples of confined spaces are, manholes, […]

Beat the Heat with “Water.Rest.Shade.”

Posted on August 22nd, 2023

Every day, millions of U.S. workers are exposed to heat in their workplaces. Although illness from exposure to heat is preventable, every year, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure. Sadly, some cases are fatal. Hazardous heat exposure can occur indoors or outdoors. As a result, OSHA is sponsoring a “Beat the Heat Contest” to […]

The ABC’s of Hazardous Material Identification and Handling 

Posted on July 13th, 2023

The term hazardous materials, or hazmat for short, may signify chemical suits, gas masks, and decontamination processes. Many people assume hazardous materials are exclusive to very specific industries, like chemical plants or laboratories.   In reality, hazardous materials are all around. They are found in most workplaces, and most people have some in their homes. […]

Renewed Focus on Enforcement

Posted on July 6th, 2023

In recent years, the Department of Labor, DOL for short, has renewed its commitment to enforce labor laws, promoting the safety and health of American workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA for short, was created in 1970 to ensure safe and healthy conditions for all workers. It is OSHA’s responsibility to set and […]

Federal Labor Law Posters Updated (Yes, again!)

Posted on June 30th, 2023

Keeping up with the changes to labor laws and the posting requirements that go along with those laws can be a challenge. You may remember, that in October the EEOC “Know Your Rights” poster  replaced the “EEO is the Law” poster. This was the first mandatory update to the required federal posters in six years. […]

Heat Illness: What It is and How to Avoid It

Posted on June 28th, 2023

Summer and warm weather usually means vacations, barbecues, and time at the beach. But when it comes to work, too much heat, with too little protection, can be dangerous. This is especially true for those who work outdoors.   There are many different risks, including heat illness, that come with increased heat and humidity. While some […]

OSHA Regulation Books: Updated for 2023

Posted on June 2nd, 2023

OSHA’s general duty clause states, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees; shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act. Furthermore, […]

Updated for 2023: Hearing Conservation Training Course

Posted on May 19th, 2023

Occupational hearing loss is preventable and hearing conservation programs work. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 22 million workers are exposed to damaging noise levels at work. Exposure to loud noise can kill the nerve endings in the inner ear and over time can result in permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss due […]

10th Annual National Safety Stand-Down

Posted on May 2nd, 2023

The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. In addition […]