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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Energize Workplace Electrical Safety Plans

Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highlights the importance of electrical safety by focusing on ways to educate on the potential hazards in various industries. This year, the campaign focuses on electrical safety during disasters, among other electrical dangers. Managers and workers can stay up to date on electrical codes and other standards to maximize electrical safety. Remind workers to use procedures to minimize dangers and risks for injuries or death. Read more »

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 safely, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition each year sponsors a video contest. The idea is that the videos allow teens to be creative and share messages of workplace safety to their peers. Read more »

What Does it Take for an EPA Cleanup?

The Environmental Protection Agency oversees the complex cleanup of hazardous sites throughout the United States. Contractors, managers, and workers from all types of industries converge to restore old industrial land back into a safe and inhabitable environment. However, taking on these big projects is no small feat. With so many workers and individuals involved, safety and communication are extremely important. Read more »

Tips to Maximize Control Panel Safety

Never underestimate the power of electricity. While it is easy to take energy for granted, there are many hazards that await workers who do not prepare prior to working with it. Workplaces can ensure safety for electrical maintenance by keeping control panels neat, organized and properly labeled. This helps workers easily troubleshoot prior to performing electrical work. Read more »

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