PPE Fundamentals No. 3: A closer look at eye and face protection

Every day, there are roughly 2,000 job-related eye injuries in the U.S. that require medical treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that eye injuries cost the nation’s employers roughly $300 million annually.  Many of these injuries happen to employees wearing ill-fitting eye protection or no protection at […]

PPE Fundamentals No. 1: Selecting PPE & training workers in proper use

If a job safety analysis determines potential on-the-job hazards cannot be eliminated with engineering controls (for example, a barrier or guard between a hazard and a worker), or training, permit or administrative controls (modifying the way workers perform their job), per OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926.95 PPE requirement, employers must “ensure that appropriate PPE is provided, effectively […]

Machine Safety Checklist

In 2013, dozens of companies were fined for equipment and machine-related injuries.  These incidents severed limbs, crushed hands and fingers, caused severe burns, and some even resulted in death. According to statistics from OSHA, employees who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths per year. Before starting work on […]

Stay warm this winter – safely!

As temperatures dip during the winter months, people start employing creative (but sometimes dangerous) methods to heat their homes and workplaces. Read on for info on staying safe while keeping warm. The portable space heater can be an excellent way to keep heating costs down. Space heaters are ideal for use in a single room of […]

Safe Work Practices

Improper work mechanics will inevitably predispose you to certain joint and muscle pathologies. In the long run, these poor working habits can lead to decreased levels of efficiency and productivity for your tasks. Eventually, this can make you contribute less to the overall effort of the company. Below are some of the safety principles and […]