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Machine Crushing Victim Shares LO/TO Importance

A construction maintenance worker was inside a machine when it was powered on, which caused him to nearly be crushed to death. If proper safety controls had been in place, such as lockout/tagout, he would not have had to endure the anguish of losing full use of his arm, which ended his physical labor career. Each year, LO/TO is on the list of OSHA's top 10 violations. Improve workplace safety by training workers and utilizing a thorough lo/to program. Read more »

Tips to Make Air Compression Safety a Breeze

Workplace injury incidents involving compressed air are still problematic. Employers can help ensure safe use of compressed air by educating employees on the proper use of it, explaining the hazards, and implementing a safety plan and culture that includes compressed air safety. Read more »

Simple Tips for Workplace Chemical Safety

New chemicals are created every day for a variety of applications in industry. Working with chemicals and using them require careful adherence to safety best practices. Here are several ways companies and workers can ensure compliance and stay safe with chemicals. Read more »

Inspection Drones Take Safety to New Heights

Drone inspections are becoming a big benefit for businesses. These aerial devices can enter dangerous work situations and can safely evaluate areas where a worker may have trouble gaining access. This in turn provides industry sectors with new levels of efficiency, saving costs and limiting worker risk. Read more »

Make Your Nominations for NSC Green Cross Awards

The Green Cross for Safety is awarded for those who demonstrate excellence in safety. The categories for nomination reflect a variety of environments celebrating safety in three categories: Excellence, Innovation and Advocate. From now until Nov. 11, corporations, coalitions, researchers, organizations, collaborations or individuals can submit nominations for safety achievements, whether at work, in homes and communities, and on the road. Read more »

A Little Comic Relief Can Perk Up Safety Programs

Laughter can make any situation better, especially at work. To help boost safety meetings, safety and health managers and other leaders can strategically use laughter to build relationships and make important messages stick among the group. Use fun safety education resources and custom visual communication solutions to grab attention and increase safety engagement. Read more »

Warehouse Upgrades Reflect Rapid Growth

With the growth of online retail, the warehouse industry is seeing rampant growth. Warehouse and logistic companies throughout the U.S. are expanding and upgrading their facilities to keep up with that growth. Space is the place, and there is always room for safety. Read more »

Employers Dabble in Dangers on the Darkside

To reduce energy use and costs, some facilities are dimming the lights. However, reducing light can also reduce visibility for workers. Ensure the health and safety of workers by using smart energy reduction systems and highlighting important areas with visual communication. 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 »

ANSI Raising Bar on Powered Access Standard

The International Powered Access Federation promotes safe, powered access equipment. In a push for mobile elevated work platform operator training that is compliant, the Canadian Standards Association updated its standard in May 2018 and the American National Standards Institute is working releasing its revised standard for U.S. in September. The new ANSI A92 focuses on training requirements for the use, operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of mobile elevated work platforms. Read more »

Have a Winning Sense of Humor? Enter Our Contest

There are benefits to adding a little humor to safety signs and messages. Join in on the fun with Graphic Products through our "Create a Funny Sign & Label" contest. Enter your funny workplace safety-related ideas for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Need inspiration? Check out our premade funny labels gallery. Read more »

ISEA and OSHA Push PPE Education

Signing a two-year agreement, OSHA and ISEA are aligning to help ISEA raise awareness about OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, and OSHA will help ISEA educate workers and employers about personal protective equipment. Employers who do not provide PPE or supply sufficient PPE can subject employees to harm in the workplace as well as face consequences from federal law violations. Educate workers on the importance of PPE to help ensure workplace safety. Read more »

ANSI Issues Dropped Objects Standard

To help eliminate the hazards of dropped objects from heights, the International Safety Equipment Association and the American National Standards Institute have developed a new standard for industrial and occupational settings. Users of tools at heights are now to use tool tethers and other attachments to help with safety best practices. Employers and workers can reduce workplace accidents and injuries from falling objects. Read more »

Use Forklift Safety That Sticks

There is no shortage of work for forklifts in material handling and other industrial work. Injuries and accidents involving forklifts can happen at any time. Ensure greater forklift safety with signs and labels that remind workers of best practices and will last through tough jobs in any environment. Read more »

Chemical Warnings to Change Soon in California

California is updating the way warning labels on products explain chemical hazards. Companies can re-evaluate the details of how they warn consumers about specific chemicals. Carefully review the regulations to make sure labels are in compliance. Read more »

OSHA, States Ramp Up Safety Program Push

Some states are noticing an increase in workplace deaths and are moving safety program assistance to the front lines. OSHA is also reminding employers that they can easily get help through the federal agency's partnership and compliance programs. Several states are working with OSHA to help raise awareness and understanding of the value of workplace safety throughout the country. Read more »

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