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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Improve Your GHS Training – 8 Tips That Really Work

OSHA GHS training could be more difficult this time around. It seems like under the new guidance OSHA Compliance Officers are going to be looking at the training provided, how learning was assured or measured, and then verifying the level of understanding by talking with workers. This could be problematic for those employers who follow the “plug and play” or “take the online course” and get back to work approach. Here are 8 tips to help you train your workers more effectively and keep OSHA from writing citiations for “failure to train”.

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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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