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Police Officers and Hearing Loss: A Growing Concern

One of the biggest dangers police officers now face is now permanent hearing damage. Discharging firearms, sirens, and demonstrations are among the...

One of the biggest dangers police officers now face is now permanent hearing damage. Discharging firearms, sirens, and demonstrations are among the contributing factors of police work, and ear protection is critical.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published March 13, 2017
News and Trends

Hearing Loss Now Afflicts 40 Million Americans, Says the CDC

One in four adults aged 20 to 69 are experiencing hearing deficits, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

One in four adults aged 20 to 69 are experiencing hearing deficits, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the U.S. and is twice as common as diabetes or cancer in adults.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published February 20, 2017
Safety

Identify and Remove Those Slip and Trip Hazards for a Safe February

February marks a good time to shore up slip, trip, and fall hazards that are particularly acute when it’s cold and wet outside. The first step in a...

February marks a good time to shore up slip, trip, and fall hazards that are particularly acute when it’s cold and wet outside. The first step in abating common causes of slips and falls is to perform a safety audit.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 26, 2017
Safety

Amputations Happen Every Day in the US Workplace

More than seven amputations occur daily in the U.S., on average. Most of the amputations reported to OSHA this past year involved fingers, but work...

More than seven amputations occur daily in the U.S., on average. Most of the amputations reported to OSHA this past year involved fingers, but workers also lost hands, toes, feet, and other extremities.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 18, 2017
Safety

Special Precautions for Fire Evacuations in Historic Buildings

The Portland Alder Hotel fire in January 2017 displaced almost 100 residents of the historic building. The fire was caused by a mechanical failure...

The Portland Alder Hotel fire in January 2017 displaced almost 100 residents of the historic building. The fire was caused by a mechanical failure in the building’s mechanical room. Visibility, even with smoke and a power outage, can be enhanced with lighting tape to help people navigate exits.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 13, 2017
Visual Communication

Solar Power for Generating Electricity

In late December 2016, financial news giant Bloomberg announced they have new data showing that a large shift in global markets has occurred, decla...

In late December 2016, financial news giant Bloomberg announced they have new data showing that a large shift in global markets has occurred, declaring solar power to be a comparatively inexpensive form of power.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published December 21, 2016
News and Trends

OSHA Issues New Construction Safety & Health Program Recommendations

This past fall, OSHA updated its recommendations for safety and health programs in general industry, for the first time in 30 years. The agency has...

This past fall, OSHA updated its recommendations for safety and health programs in general industry, for the first time in 30 years. The agency has now followed this with updated recommendations for the construction industry.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published December 07, 2016
Safety

Popcorn Lung Spreads to Workers in Different Industry: Coffee Roasters

In 2000, workers at a Midwest popcorn processing plant began showing symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans, a lung disease now known as “popcorn lu...

In 2000, workers at a Midwest popcorn processing plant began showing symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans, a lung disease now known as “popcorn lung” or “flavorings-related lung disease.” The disease is caused by exposure to diacetyl, a flavoring agent in microwave popcorn.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published December 02, 2016
News and Trends

OSHA Updates 30-Year-Old Safety & Health Plan Guidelines

OSHA announced its new recommended safety plan intended to aid employers, especially small- and medium-sized organizations in building a systematic...

OSHA announced its new recommended safety plan intended to aid employers, especially small- and medium-sized organizations in building a systematic approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published October 27, 2016
Safety

Can Near-Miss Reporting Help Your Safety Program?

A near-miss reporting plan helps build a strong overall safety plan by reflecting on near misses and using the lessons learned to improve your comp...

A near-miss reporting plan helps build a strong overall safety plan by reflecting on near misses and using the lessons learned to improve your company’s broader culture of safety, even when incidents don’t lead to injury.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published October 04, 2016