workplace hazard Articles

  • Electricity in the Workplace: The Silent Killer

    Electricity is considered to be the “silent killer” in most workplaces because it is essentially invisible. Electricity cannot be heard, seen, smelled or tasted. As a result, most workers are unaware of their potential exposure to electrical hazards that may be present in their work environment, which, in turn, leaves them vulnerable to electrical injuries. According to the Electrical ...

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • HM Government Consultation – ‘Health is everyone’s business: Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss’

    The British Occupational Hygiene Society welcomes the consultation on Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss. As the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, BOHS supports every initiative aiming to achieve healthy workplaces and reduce the burden of ...

  • Safety Smart Companies: Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips

    This week we continue to explore the themes being highlighted in 2016’s National Safety Month. Every June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to raise health and safety awareness throughout our lives. Last week we talked about how “Safety Smart” employers can ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Perks of Portable Gas Detection Solutions

    While fixed gas detection monitors represent a time-honored method of protecting the workplace from volatile or dangerous gases, they are only part of an overarching safety protocol. In many industries, there’s a need for detection equipment that travels with employees as they move from one area to another, since gas exposure or combustion threats could be just beyond the next door. As a ...


    By DOD Technologies Inc

  • OSHA Updates PPE Standards

    On February 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.  The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, CPL ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA updates PPE standards

    On February 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.  The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, CPL 02-01-050, is the latest ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Getting to Harmonization

    On Sept. 12, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The agency also made available a Guide to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which is available at ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Another New Year and another Regulatory Deadline - How is your GHS Transition Plan?

    Now that we are well on our way into the New Year, we are fast approaching the June 1 deadline to comply with the GHS in the United States. Have you begun implementation of new Safety Data Sheets, labels and training requirements? Where to Start? The first phase of the transition required employees to be trained on Safety Data Sheets and labels by December 1, 2013. The purpose of ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Key Differences between Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide

    Most people have a passing understanding of chemistry at best, which is why there is some confusion for the average person when it comes to distinguishing carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide. While the two substances share a common bond through carbon, they have divergent chemical properties and physical characteristics that differentiate them. They also pose different threats to human health, ...


    By DOD Technologies Inc

  • NIOSH requests comment and information to update its nanotechnology strategic plan

    On the 7th March 2011, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it sought comments and information on the types of hazard identification and risk management research that it should consider in updating the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • eBook: The 5 Biggest Noise At Work Mistakes...and How To Fix Them

    Who is this eBook for? Are you responsible for making Noise at Work measurements in your workplace? Looking for the best tools for the job? Not sure where to begin? If so, this eBook is perfect or you. What will you achieve? After reading this guide, you will feel more confident about ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • A Two Channel Gas Detector for Monitoring Hazardous Gases in the Workplace

    The potential for exposure to hazardous gases is a concern in many workplace environments. To ensure the safety of the workers, equipment, and the facility, areas presenting a gas hazard should be monitored by gas detectors. Commercial buildings that share a warehouse with manufacturing and/or service work in the back and offices in the front are a prime place for harmful gases and vapours ...

  • NIOSH Requests Comment and Information to Update its Nanotechnology Strategic Plan

    On the 7th March 2011, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it sought comments and information on the types of hazard identification and risk management research that it should consider in updating the ...


    By Acta Group

  • My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS?

    Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place the responsibility on employers to ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to WHMIS controlled products.  Employers must ensure that workers are educated about the hazards of controlled products ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Safety Leadership in the Workplace

    Employees are most productive in a workplace that is safe, healthy, and in a conducive environment. While it may not be possible to keep workplace injuries and illnesses at zero, it is possible to minimize them, and that is what safety leadership is all about. As a safety leader, you will be expected to identify and control workplace hazards with the goal of achieving safety ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Prepare For Worldwide Compliance

    In today's global business environment, regulatory differences between countries can be a serious cause of extra work, delays and costs. In recognition of this, the United Nations has put forward a model called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to help business cut through these problems. This revolutionary system will eventually become the standard for classification and hazard ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Fatal Workplace Injuries – Workplace Fatality Hazards are Poorly Assessed

    In 2014, there were 4,679 fatal work injuries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s an increase of 2% over 2013 in 2015 there were 4,836, in 2016 there were 5,190, in 2017 date is not final but again indicates an increase in workplace fatalities. No one expects to go to work and not come home. All of our efforts to reduce fatalities in the workplace have not been ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • 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 ...

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