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Safety School: Spotlighting the Importance of Checklists

Do you consider workplace checklists an important part of ensuring all necessary safe work procedures are consistently followed? Or do you consider a checklist a slow, tedious, and largely unnecessary procedure for work you already know how to do? Here are two interesting accounts where…

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CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

OSHA recently announced that it would extend deadline for implementing its crane operator certification rule requiring  employers to ensure that crane operators are certified until November 10, 2017. OSHA is also extending the employers’ duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a…

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Safety School: Details of a Fully Developed…

Just like a Job Hazard Assessment (JHA) is a way to develop every day employee safe work practices, an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is planning for possible workplace emergencies. And like a JHA, the EAP has a series of cornerstones – development, authority, training, and…

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What Ebola Safety Precautions Look Like

Ebola is classified as a viral hemorrhagic fever that causes infection by entering broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose or mouth. It affects multiple organs, damaging the entire vascular system and causing internal bleeding. In extreme cases, an infected person…

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

OSHA recently reported that more than 4,000 workers died from workplace accidents last year, and nearly three million others were injured, or became ill, due to work-related actions. This reinforces why accident investigation needs to be an integral part of any company’s health and safety…

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WORKPLACE SAFETY

At this year’s National Safety Council (NSC) expo, it was reported that workplace injuries and fatalities cost businesses an estimated $198.2 billion a year. Breaking this down, it means that workplace accidents caused by the lack of workplace safety programs, costs companies hundreds of millions…

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Safety School: The Six Guiding Principles of…

  An Industrial Hygienist (IH) is a safety expert whose three main jobs are to anticipate hazards, evaluate the worksite for risks, and work out the best way to control them. Do you need an IH at your worksite, and if you do, are they…

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Safety School: Exactly How Does a Safety…

Too often companies are told that they need to have a custom safety manual to protect them from OSHA violations, and while that’s true, understanding how that works is just as informative to a safely run company as having all the right words and regulations…

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Fire Prevention- Extinguishers and Fire Types

Fire safety is important business; losses due to workplace fires total nearly $3 billion each year and take more than 350 lives, according to National Safety Council figures. There is a long and tragic history of workplace fires in this country. One of the most…

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GRAIN ELEVATOR SAFETY

In many parts of North America, agricultural harvesting is at its peak. With that activity, comes the increased risk of grain elevator  accidents. Injuries and deaths related to the transportation and storage of crops is an all too frequent hazard during harvest season, this makes…

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