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Published By: AVO Training     Published Date: Oct 23, 2013
Electricity provides us with lights and power, both on the job and at home. It’s such a normal part of our lives that we often forget that all that power can be dangerous, too. We’ve all experienced minor electric shocks, but shocks can be severe enough to kill. Careless use of electricity causes 10 percent of job- related deaths, as well as many serious injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has some very detailed regulations designed to keep electricity from becoming a dangerous hazard.
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Published By: Clarion     Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards. The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles. The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.
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Published By: Clarion     Published Date: Dec 31, 2013
In the fall of 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) endorsed the latest best practices related to safety sign and tag technology by incorporating the 2011 ANSIZ535 safety sign and tag standards into its regulations. This guide will provide a clear understanding of the OSHA change and what it means to you and your organization.
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osha, signs, safety
Published By: Grainger     Published Date: Nov 04, 2013
On December 1, 2013, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will start phasing in a mandatory transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling potentially hazardous chemicals. The goal is to have one set of hazardous material classification standards used around the world to protect human health and promote environmental awareness.
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safety, ghs, osha, chemicals
Published By: Limeade     Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Wellness for workplaces has been around for a few years. But did you know that its history actually stretches back more than a century? In this ebook, we cover the evolution of wellness from its humble beginnings to the programs we see today.
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wellness history, wellness technology, occupational health, human resources
Published By: Worldwide Protective Products     Published Date: Jul 21, 2014
Hand protection is so important that it is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Agency has mandated that employers provide, at no cost to employees, almost all personal protective equipment (PPE)—this includes cut-resistant gloves. Gloves are valuable protective devices but do not give absolute protection. Their effectiveness depends on how the PPE is chosen, used, and stored. Selecting the best glove to protect your employees’ hands can actually be a complex task. Many types of gloves are available and each has different uses. But the right cut-resistant hand protection does make a difference.
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safety, ppe, gloves
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Published By: Haws     Published Date: Jun 13, 2016
Federal safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) make the importance of safety equipment in potentially dangerous working environments clear. The stringent guidelines for emergency showers and eyewashes, however, don’t extend to the inclusion of mandatory alarm and electronic monitoring systems on this equipment. Implementing best practices with the addition of both alarm and wireless monitoring systems is the best way for workplaces to exceed normal expectations by creating superior emergency response procedures. From initiating an emergency response as soon as safety equipment is engaged to maintaining detailed records of when stations are used, tested, and maintained, these wireless systems can create safer, more responsive working environments. Not only will this help ensure employee safety, it can make it easier for facilities to stay in compliance with OSHA and ANSI standards.
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Published By: Haws     Published Date: Jan 03, 2017
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.151, requires that “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.” Proper emergency equipment selection is a function of knowing your risks, the characteristics of the materials you work with, and logical consideration of the variety of products and design configurations available. Download this white paper to help determine whether a portable or plumbed emergency eyewash/shower product is appropriate for your facility.
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Published By: Haws     Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
When it comes to emergency shower and eyewash equipment, a ten-degree difference could make all the difference. The right water temperature is critical to ensuring medically suitable results for an injured person. Current ANSI Standards (American National Standards Institute) are referenced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) when evaluating facilities and mandate a temperature range defined as “tepid.” This is clarified as a 40-degree temperature range for flushing fluids spanning from 60°F to 100°F [16°C to 38°C].
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Published By: Dakota Software     Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
Yes, we all know that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard published in March 2018 by the International Standards Organization (ISO), – from recordkeeping and documentation to communication and analysis – can be daunting. Many organizations have noted that, by the time they have completed all the documentation requirements for an ISO management system, it has become too cumbersome to have any practical use. But just as an industrial robot can increase productivity by taking over simple, repetitive tasks, there is technology available that can function alongside your OHS personnel to help them manage the documentation that is essential to implementing an effective, proactive management system. Let’s look at some areas where technology can improve upon your information management and analysis system so your organization will benefit in tangible, practical ways…
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Published By: Avetta     Published Date: Mar 24, 2017
Accounting for OH&S in Sustainability Reporting Everybody wants to be part of a “sustainable and socially responsible” business these days. But what exactly does that mean? What does it have to do with profitability and good business practices, and how is it connected to occupational health and safety (OH&S)? Recent developments in sustainability expectations and metrics have done much to clarify the connection between occupational health and safety and an organization’s long-term sustainability. Here’s a look at what the term has evolved to represent, in general terms, for professionals in OH&S, and how to include in your corporate reporting. Want to learn more? Download our free paper today!
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Published By: Avetta     Published Date: Jan 10, 2018
This knowledge brief from Aberdeen Group explores the occupational health & safety opportunities presented by OSHA’s new “Final Rule” for injury and illness reporting, including the actions, capabilities, and technology enablers pursued by Best-in-Class organizations. What you'll learn: Top pressures driving focus on Health & Safety How leading organizations are complying with the Final Rule Enablers driving EHS excellence at Best-in-Class companies
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Published By: Predictive Solutions     Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Safety inspection checklists are a key component to a robust workplace safety program. For one, many regulatory agencies around the world, including the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in the U.S., require worksites to be regularly inspected for safety. But more importantly, their use has proven to be critical in identifying safety hazards that can then be eliminated to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities before they occur. When everyone is engaged in safety, they take personal ownership of their and their co-workers' safety and improve the overall safety culture. In this eBook, you’ll find various checklists to aid you and your team in conducting safety inspections. Don’t investigate injuries; prevent them!
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