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  • Extension ladders - best practices

    What’s at Stake? Every year more than 18,000 workers are injured in falls from ladders. Many die. Would it surprise you to know that most victims fell from heights we would think of as “safe”? How to Protect Yourself? First, always choose the right material, strength and weight rating when using an extension ladder. For example, metal ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015 Include Fall Protection, Hazard Communication

    OSHA recently released the Top 10 most cited standards for their 2015 fiscal year. Making the always-anticipated announcement was Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. As is now tradition, the announcement took place at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, which this year was held in Atlanta, Georgia. We saw very few changes in this ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 10 precautions to take when working at heights

    Elevated falls are often the most serious and cause more severe injuries, join us in taking precautions when working at heights Planning on doing some work around your home? Maybe it’s time to clean the gutters or hang holiday decorations. Or perhaps you need to reach those boxes you’ve tucked away in the attic. All these activities involve working at heights. This November, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Saving Lives in Construction: March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

    What’s a traumatic brain injury or TBI? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines it as an injury that disrupts how the brain works. TBIs can occur when the head receives a bump, jolt, blow, or is penetrated by an object (like a nail from a nail gun, a bullet, or a knife). The most common cause of a TBI is a fall. Injuries to the brain can also occur in car accidents, ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2012

    It was mentioned previously in our podcast that at the NSC (National Safety Council) Congress and Expo in Orlando this past October, Deputy Director of the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the top 10 violations of the administration's ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Floor safety tip sheet for all your employees – new and experienced!

    Check out our new floor safety tip sheet. You can download and print on card stock for your back room. Have each employee sign they have read it as well! Here are the basics! Wet floors – Watch out for floors that have been washed and not moped dry. Clean up or report all spills immediately. Don’t wait for a small spill to dry itself. • Ramps & Stairs ...


    By Anti-Slip Anywhere

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to ...


    By SafetySmart

  • OSHA Reveals Top Violations for 2010

    On October 5, OSHA revealed the top 10 most cited violations in fiscal year 2010 during a special session at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego, highlighting the agency’s enforcement efforts for fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety and more. Thomas Galassi, director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, shared the top 10 ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Seven safety tips for working in winter

    When discussing workplace hazards that can creep up during the winter months, driving in treacherous conditions is often the first thing people mention but there are several other winter hazards that supervisors need to address with their workers. Here are seven things to consider: Cold stress: workers are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite while working ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Tips To Use A Car Pressure Wash System

    Do you require a car pressure washer for cleaning a vehicle? Well, the answer varies from person to person. There are people who actually use a garden hose to clean the vehicles. Some others do not even use a garden hose. Armed with a towel and a bucketful of water, they put their hands to good effect to wipe out every bit of dirt and dust from the vehicle. So, why does one need a car pressure ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Precautions you Need for Working at Height

    Recognising the risks and preparing safety measures When we talk about ‘working at height’ the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be tall buildings and nauseating pitfalls, however the definition is much broader than most people might think. Any place where someone could fall from one level to another lower one and suffer injury is defined as working ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Most Useful Mobile Apps for EHS Managers

    Managing compliance is a full-time job and to do it well, EHS managers need to have the right tools. We’ve put together a list of apps that we like (and use ourselves) to make EHS management a little easier. We've broken them down into three categories: EHS-Specific Apps, General Business Apps, and Travel Apps (for those EHS managers who are on the road a lot visiting mulitple sites.) EHS ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents

    EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can be treated ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Now It’s Personal

    Prosecutors are targeting executives in environmental liability cases. LET’S ASSUME THAT YOUR WASTE COMPANY- by virtue of its operations — is a risky business. Potential environmental liability lurks everywhere. Not too many years ago, state and federal regulators were content to target corporations for environmental criminal investigations. Today, however, their focus is on ...


  • Safety corner - Ergonomic considerations for the wastewater treatment plant

    If you have ever had your golf swing assessed or changed the height on your desk chair, you have had an ergonomic experience. Ergonomics is an assessment of work spaces to reduce physical injury produced by repetitive job requirements. Ergonomics considerations cross every work type, from golf pros to lab technicians. Review of body mechanics while performing a job, with options of change to ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • EHS enforcement corner

    As EHS regulatory activity continues to grow, enforcement activity continues around the world. This month, Enhesa would like to first showcase the US OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited violations of the 2011 fiscal year. This report is a useful guidance to EHS Managers around the globe for reviewing hazard areas and preventing accidents or injuries as we turn into the new year. As seen ...

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Living Smart in the Autumn

    Are You Ready for a Hurricane? The National Hurricane Center warns that the worst hurricane tragedies throughout history have been marked by a lack of education and preparedness. Reduce your risk of danger in a storm by following these hurricane safety tips: Know the risk of hurricanes in your area, and make plans accordingly. Work ...


    By SafetySmart

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