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3 Takeaways from Gastech 2019

Gastech is a major trade show for gas, liquefied natural gas, and energy professionals. Energy value chains come together for progressive discussions and potential business transactions, which ultimately ensure cross sector collaboration. With so much to see and do at Gastech 2019 Houston, we reflect on three important pulse points. Read more »

LNG Demand Calls for Effective Safety Solutions

Demand for liquid natural gas is surging. From liquefaction to transport to electricity generation, LNG is a leader in clean energy and worker safety is important for overall business efficiency. Here are tips to improve efficiency and safety in LNG projects. Read more »

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2019

OSHA shared its top 10 standard violations for fiscal year 2019 at the NSC Safety Expo in San Diego. The types of violations among the top 10 did not change, however, lockout/tagout moved from No. 5 to No. 4. A newcomer to last year’s list remains in the No. 10 position. Workplaces can use the OSHA top 10 violations list as a way to re-evaluate safety and increase hazard awareness. Read more »

3 Ways to Improve Ammonia Handling

In refrigeration and HVAC, it’s out with old, complex systems and in with new, efficient and sleek ammonia systems. When working with low-charge ammonia systems, managers need to follow process safety management that includes ongoing training. Whether updating or replacing an old ammonia system, building new cold storage or extending existing cold storage facilities, don’t forget to add signs, labels, and other visual cues for even more efficiency. Read more »

Maintaining Safety at Eastman Chemical

For Eastman Chemical Co.'s Jesse Duvuvei, an effective maintenance program requires maintenance technicians and operators working together. Staying on top of complete facility maintenance not only improves the production process, but it makes a facility even more safe. Read more »

5 Shocking Arc Flash Mistakes

Everyone knows arc flash is dangerous and the hazards that come with electrical work. However, sometimes simple mistakes are made, which can be costly on many levels. Here are a few tips to be mindful of to keep workers and workplaces safe, compliant, and efficient. Read more »

OSHA Kicks Off Nationwide Safe + Sound Event

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week is set for Aug. 12-18 this year. The nationwide effort uses events, activities and social cheerleading to galvanize organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries around one topic: workplace safety. OSHA's goal is to rally support from a variety of workplaces to enhance safety and health awareness. Read more »

OSHA Construction Standards Changes

OSHA took a look at construction safety standards and made 14 revisions. Here are a few of the most significant changes and how they affect the construction industry. Read more »

Graphic Products Unleashes Fun for Dog Day Event

For five years, Graphic Products has been a participant in the Take Your Dog to Work Day event. The day gives workers a chance to show off their furry friends to one another and it allow their dogs to see where their human spends their time away from home. The staff took time to share their puppy tales and pause for photos. Read more »

Simple Tips to Reinforce Trench Safety Programs

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. A combination of supportive training and resources are available. Now is the perfect time to brush up on some trenching best practices, which increase safety as well as efficiency on any project. Read more »

Production Flies High at Valley Forge Flag

As a manufacturer and wholesaler of flags and banners, Valley Forge Flag has been in business for more than 130 years. This mass production of sports, government, school, and other patriotic insignia takes diligent craftsmanship. Valley Forge Flag talks about its history as well as its safe and efficient operations. Read more »

6 Ways to Improve Office Safety in June, National Safety Month

Each year, nearly 80,000 private sector administrative workers suffer on-the-job injuries. With June named by the National Safety Council (NSC) as National Safety Month, here are six smart fixes, beyond simple ergonomics, that can help make any office safer. Read more »

OSHA’s Water. Rest. Shade. Campaign Heats Up for Summer

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in high temperatures. Three key words embody OSHA’s safety message: Water. Rest. Shade. The signs of heat-related illness and acting quickly can prevent more serious medical conditions and may even save lives. Read more »

Tips to Prepare for National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day is the second Tuesday in June. The day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. In turn, this encourages safer behavior in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants. Read more »

Worker Details Chemical Inhalation Incident

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the emergency room for headaches, nausea, and other ailments. For the safety of workers and others, it's important for workplaces to thoroughly evaluate the potential risk for chemical exposure prior to work being done. Read more »

Fall Prevention, Protection Focuses Increase

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering scaffolding requires extra attention for fall prevention and protection should a fall occur. As the construction stand down approaches, re-evaluate fall prevention and protection plans. Read more »

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