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4 Things to Do to Meet IEEE 1584-2018 Changes

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important st...

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important step in an arc flash assessment: labels.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 06, 2019
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Creative Teen Videos ‘Speak Up’ for Work Safety

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work...

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work safely, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition each year sponsors a video contest. The videos allow teens to create safety messages for peers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 30, 2019
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Trench Violations, Injuries Spark OSHA Program

After noticing an increase in trench work violations, injuries, and deaths, OSHA is ramping up educational efforts. Teaming up with industry profes...

After noticing an increase in trench work violations, injuries, and deaths, OSHA is ramping up educational efforts. Teaming up with industry professionals, equipment suppliers, and others, the agency will expand outreach to help protect workers nationally.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 15, 2019
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OSHA Lines Up: Time to Tackle Safety

OSHA is set to investigate businesses with high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Workplaces should take this time to evaluate their OS...

OSHA is set to investigate businesses with high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Workplaces should take this time to evaluate their OSHA compliance. Take simple steps to meet the protocols of standards by establishing and improving safety and health programs. Not only does a workplace b


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 15, 2019
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Electrification in Mining Growth Boosts Safety

New technologies are being explored in all facets of industry, including mining. While mining has its hazards, the industry is safer than ever. MSH...

New technologies are being explored in all facets of industry, including mining. While mining has its hazards, the industry is safer than ever. MSHA and other agencies are working on advances to mining, including more electrification. This is expected to add to the industry's efficiency and safety b


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published December 17, 2018
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Fewer Injuries, More Accidental Deaths in 2017

According to government agencies, workplace injuries may be going down but accidents that are killing workers are increasing. Data show poisonings,...

According to government agencies, workplace injuries may be going down but accidents that are killing workers are increasing. Data show poisonings, falls, and vehicle crashes among the top incidents of preventable deaths. Here are several tips workplaces use to ensure safety in these areas.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published December 10, 2018
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Maintain Uniformity with DoD Labels

Military expectations are high when it comes to labeling products for MIL-STD-129 shipping and MIL-STD-130 asset management. Companies contracting...

Military expectations are high when it comes to labeling products for MIL-STD-129 shipping and MIL-STD-130 asset management. Companies contracting with the military need to follow these standards, and it is important to use the right materials for thorough compliance and efficiency.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published November 05, 2018
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OSHA and SMRP Team Up for Safety

A fifth of fatal occupational injuries stems from those working in installation, maintenance, and repairs. To help improve safety, OSHA and the Soc...

A fifth of fatal occupational injuries stems from those working in installation, maintenance, and repairs. To help improve safety, OSHA and the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals are teaming up to bring more hazard awareness communication and mitigation to the forefront.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 26, 2018
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Exposure Report Shows Areas for Improvement

A report by the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries shows exposure limits in various industries are being exceeded. When workplaces do not...

A report by the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries shows exposure limits in various industries are being exceeded. When workplaces do not follow exposure limit protocols there is a greater risk to employee safety as well as an increased risk to work site damage.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 25, 2018
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Improper Hazardous Material Shipping is Costly

Every year, there are a list of companies that fail to properly ship hazardous material. Lapses in safety transportation procedures can cause injur...

Every year, there are a list of companies that fail to properly ship hazardous material. Lapses in safety transportation procedures can cause injuries and result in costly recovery work. Companies can prevent those types of failures by implementing hazmat training solutions.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 25, 2018