Worker Protection Articles

  • Claims Trends Watch: How COVID-19 is Impacting Incidents by Industry

    Every industry has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – but some have clearly been impacted more deeply than others. Grocery stores saw soaring sales as customers stocked up on supplies. Revenue from sports venues, on the other hand, came to a crashing halt. A look at incidents by industry tells a similar tale. Riskonnect examined the U.S. property and casualty incident data of over ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • Uncharted Waters: Navigating During a Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world has been referred to as “unprecedented,” “once-in-a-generation” and called an event that is having “global repercussions.” All of that is true—but people in the industrial hygiene supply chain have real-world, life-and-death decisions to make. And that is not hyperbole. This once-in-a-generation crisis has ...


    By Cority

  • Is Your Permit to Work System Ready for COVID-19?

    COVID-19 has forced some major workplace safety changes. Now Health and Safety personnel need to ask: does everyone doing work onsite understand these measures? The difference between ‘yes’ and ‘no’ involves a well-considered permit to work system. A formal permit to work (PTW) system documents what work is happening, when and where. A workflow tracks permits from issue ...


    By Pro-Sapien Software Ltd

  • The Importance of Surgical and Medical Asepsis

    It goes without saying that when entering a hospital, it is expected that the hospital is clean, sterile, and both patients and the healthcare workers are protected from harmful contamination. To accomplish this level of cleanliness, medical professionals follow a strict series of practices and procedures known as the aseptic technique. Correctly implemented, this technique creates conditions ...


    By MadgeTech, Inc.

  • Bird Droppings – A Strange but Real Human Hazard

    If you need assistance with pigeon/ bird droppings as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or email us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate. Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President Bird Droppings Pigeons, ...

  • Checklist for Loading Dock Safety & Fall Protection

    Loading docks are busy places. And that’s a good thing—that means projects are moving and your business is strong. But the busier you are, the more apt you are to overlook safety. This can be particularly true during specific seasons, like the holiday rush. Even the most insignificant things can cause an accident and slow down production. Since more than one-quarter of all industrial ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Preparing for an Inspection with OSHA Fall Protection

    OSHA’s 2,100 compliance officers oversee more than eight million worksites in the country. And in 2019 they conducted 33,401 inspections of those sites, many of which were unannounced or “unprogrammed”, as they say. Needless to say, it can be stressful for owners, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Preparing for an Inspection with OSHA Fall Protection

    OSHA’s 2,100 compliance officers oversee more than eight million worksites in the country. And in 2019 they conducted 33,401 inspections of those sites, many of which were unannounced or “unprogrammed”, as they say. Needless to say, it can be stressful for owners, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • What Is A Tyre Pyrolysis Plant Project Report?

    Any sort of industrial facility will have project reports which can be made on a daily basis. Commercial facilities, as well as smaller businesses, will monitor what exactly is happening. This enables them to know the way the business is running. Additionally, it provides all of them with feedback needed to make necessary changes. These reports may also be useful while you are utilizing different ...

  • The Most Common Warehouse Safety & Mezzanine Fall Hazards

    In a warehouse environment, there are many hazards that workers are exposed to as they perform their duties. Loading docks, stairways, ladders, forklift paths, and walkways can all be dangerous, but they’re hardly the only hazards. Many warehouses utilize mezzanines and elevated platforms to store equipment, materials, and supplies since growing upwards is more efficient than expanding the ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Local Exhaust Ventilation – Protecting the Worker from Exposure to Air Contaminants

    If you need assistance with Local Exhaust Ventilation as discussed in this article, call us at 1- 800-344-4414 or e-mail us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate. There are a variety of ways to protect a worker from exposure to an air contaminant. The best option is to eliminate contaminants!! Often this is not possible! ...

  • Common Mistakes in Compliance with OSHA Standard for Respiratory Protection

    Year after year, citations for violations of the Respiratory Standard 1910.134 consistently remain in the TOP 5 most cited OSHA violations. Don’t kid yourself, respiratory protection is a complex subject. You cannot just arbitrarily decide that “it looks dusty out there, I guess I will have the workers wear dust masks.” Here are some of the most common mistakes made by ...

  • Risk Assessment and Brownfields: Determining Exposure to Site Contaminants

    The USEPA’s Brownfields Program USEPA’s Brownfields Program was established to facilitate the rehabilitation of contaminated property for redevelopment. EPA has set forth criteria that must be met before a revitalized property can be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. The focus of these criteria is the long-term protection of residents, employees or ...

  • Complex Health and Safety Plans (HASP)

    Health and Safety Plans (HASP) The most complex Health and Safety Plans (HASP) tend to be for hazardous waste projects or government contracts at high hazard locations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation are good examples of government entities requiring very detailed HASPs. AtAtlantic Environmental, we have developed HASPs that ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Common Solvents (Volatile Organic Compounds-VOC’s) and Their Health Hazards

    Are All Voc’s Hazardous to Health? Are Mineral Spirits, Petroleum Distillates, Petroleum Naphtha, Stoddard Solvent, VM&P Naphtha, Lacquer Thinner, Painters’ Naphtha, Turpentine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methyl Alcohol, Toluene, Acetone, and Xylene all the same? Are they hazardous? The answer is NO! YES. No, they are not the same because each one is chemically ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Using the Total Focusing Method Algorithm to Enhance PAUT Imaging

    Companies depend on phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) to inspect their assets and equipment for signs of deterioration and damage. PAUT uses acoustic waves to measure the interiors of solid objects, including metals and composites. Fast, effective, and dependable, PAUT improves on conventional ultrasonic methods by using an array of transmitters and receivers. This allows technicians to scan ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • 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 ...

  • Protecting Outdoor Workers from Bushfire Smoke in Australia

    As Australia suffers from the worst bushfires the country has seen in decades, those working in affected areas are asking what respiratory precautions they need to take? This article highlights ways to protect outdoor workers from the effects of bushfires. WHY IS BUSHFIRE SMOKE SO HARMFUL? Breathing bushfire smoke is particularly harmful to a ...


    By Aeroqual Limited

  • Five Safety Tips for People who Work in the Chemical Industry

    In 2019 the county of Houston and the state of Texas jointly filed suit in a county court against Mitsui & Co’s Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) alleging that violations of environmental laws were behind a massive fuel tank fire that burned there for days. This catastrophic event resulted in tons of toxins being released into the atmosphere and surrounding waterways. Because we know ...


    By Nationwide Tank and Pipe LLC

  • The Most Common Warehouse Safety & Mezzanine Fall Hazards

    In a warehouse environment, there are many hazards that workers are exposed to as they perform their duties. Loading docks, stairways, ladders, forklift paths, and walkways can all be dangerous, but they’re hardly the only hazards. Many warehouses utilize mezzanines and elevated platforms to store equipment, materials, and supplies since growing upwards is more efficient than expanding the ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

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