Seasonal Safety Tips: Winter Edition

In addition to the dreaded cold and flu virus, there are other winter hazards out there – ready to wreck your home, travel or workplace plans. Keep these safety tips in mind during the winter months to keep yourself in tip-top shape. You want to be ready when warmer weather returns!  

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Wait A Minute! Hand Injuries Do Matter To OSHA – Part 1

Recently, there has been a shift among safety professionals away from OSHA compliance issues and toward creating effective safety management systems. Articles in safety journals and speaker presentations are focused on helping safety pros learn to align safety with the overall management system of an organization and methods for supporting a positive culture.

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Yes, We Have Dust! Is That A Problem?

Many of the deadliest explosions in the past fifteen years have involved combustible dusts. To address this dangerous issue, in 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established a National Emphasis Program that included a field directive for the inspection of sites handling combustible dusts. OSHA recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to consider the option of writing a comprehensive standard on combustible dusts.

Many common solids can generate combustible dusts during cutting,

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Is OSHA Going Green?

In a speech by David Michaels, Asst. Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administraion, he made it clear that OSHA is going Green and aligning with the powerful Sustainability movement. He delinieated 5 “Green Reform Principles” that could very well reshape OSHA and workplace safety.

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