OSHA’s Enhanced Workplace Safety Training Requirements in 2024
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by Janet Tan
15h ago
Workplace safety is paramount in any industry. As business owners and workplace supervisors, it’s important to stay on top of safety regulations, workplace safety training guidelines and changes as they occur and train employees on these regulations. Not only does this ensure legal compliance with federal safety guidelines, but it also helps everyone keep the work environment as safe as possible. Who Regulates Workplace Safety Training? One of the central regulatory bodies for workplace safety and training is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which was established in 1971 by t ..read more
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Work Zone Safety is Everybody’s Responsibility
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by David Anderson
3d ago
A work zone crash occurs once every 5.4 minutes. Raise awareness about dangers near roadway construction. With road construction season starting to pick up due to warmer temperatures, it’s time to increase public awareness by getting involved in National Work Zone Awareness Week. National Work Zone Awareness Week is held in April as an annual campaign partnership between state departments of transportation (DOT), national road safety organizations, government agencies, private companies, and individuals like you. As an employer, you can remind your workers about their responsibility to slow do ..read more
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Review Your Workplace AED Program for American Heart Month
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by David Anderson
1M ago
The American Heart Association reports that cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the #1 cause of death in the United States. And 10,000 cardiac arrests occur annually in the workplace. Giving CPR and having a workplace AED program (Automated External Defibrillator) can greatly increase a victim’s chance of survival. February is American Heart Month – the perfect time to review or implement a workplace AED and CPR training program at your company. Here are a few good reasons why: 90% of cardiac arrest victims who receive an AED shock in the first minute of an attack live One-third of s ..read more
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What Is a Chemical Spill Kit and How Do You Use It?
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by Janet Tan
3M ago
Every year, exposure to harmful chemicals causes over 190,000 illnesses and injuries in U.S. businesses. Whether your company is large or small, personnel who come into contact with corrosive chemicals need to know how to use a spill kit. What is a spill kit and how do you use it effectively? How To Use a Spill Kit A chemical spill kit is a set of items for cleaning up hazardous chemicals safely. Spill kits have three purposes: Containment: To prevent hazardous spills from spreading Neutralization: To minimize the risks from spilled chemicals Removal: To dispose of hazardous materials properl ..read more
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Workplace Safety and the Flu – How To Protect Workers
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by David Anderson
5M ago
It’s THAT time of year again! No, not just family dinners, seasonal decorations and gifts. It’s flu season! The time of year when people head indoors and share germs and end up feeling miserable. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say there are many influenza viruses that constantly change. Fortunately, some basic precautions can help protect workers from seasonal flu and stop its spread in the workplace. Seasonal flu contributes to some 17 million lost workdays and 200,000 hospitalizations every season. Each year, some 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu, and in recent years, fl ..read more
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The Role of Safety Signage in Pipeline Safety: Best Practices for Businesses
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by Janet Tan
5M ago
Did you know that there are over 2.8 millions miles of pipelines transporting essential resources such as natural gas and petroleum in the United States? While considered one of the safest ways to transport these resources, pipeline accidents do happen. When it comes to pipeline safety, vigilance and a proactive approach are the keys to success. Ensuring the well-being of your employees, the public, and the environment is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. One crucial element that often goes unnoticed but plays a vital role in pipeline safety is safety signage. In this article ..read more
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Make a Driving Survival Kit Before Traveling at Thanksgiving
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by David Anderson
5M ago
Before you drive over the river and through the woods or anywhere else at Thanksgiving, make time to assemble a driving survival kit that can save you trouble – or even save your life. Some of these items apply to cold-weather areas, but many are relevant for driving anywhere, anytime. These recommendations come from the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety. Safety Kit Essentials: Use a coffee can or similar container with a plastic lid to store the following items: Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter Large plastic garbage bag Pencil and paper Red bandanna or cloth Safety pins Small candles a ..read more
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Pipelines: The Lifeline and Liability of Our Energy Infrastructure
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by Janet Tan
6M ago
In late March, 2023, in Midland County, Texas, a crude oil pipeline controller altered the receiving tanks at a crude station without first alleviating the pressure, resulting in an elevated pressure situation within an interconnected pipeline. Consequently, a valve along the pipeline was automatically closed, leading to the rupture of a filter pot. While leak detection alarms promptly activated, the pipeline controller persisted in pumping crude oil through the compromised filter for approximately two and a half hours, resulting in the spillage of approximately 402,000 gallons of crude oil.&n ..read more
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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2023
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by David Anderson
6M ago
The preliminary Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2023 have been announced, and they indicate increased efforts by OSHA. This year’s OSHA top 10 list accounted for 7,624 more violations than in 2022, with increases in all 10 categories. Although the top violations didn’t change, there was some movement within the list. Fall Protection – General Requirements remains the #1 violation for the 13th year in a row, followed by Hazard Communication and Ladders. The list is based on data from Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023. It was announced at the National Safety Council’s 2023 Safety Congress & Expo. The ..read more
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Safe Schools Week: Use the Right Signage in Schools
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by Janet Tan
6M ago
Each year, state-level government leaders and the National School Safety Center (NSSC) work with school superintendents and other members of the education industry to promote Safe Schools Week. Both professional and public organizations and officials support this endeavor, raising awareness about keeping school staff and students safe. The Date for Safe Schools Week As an advocate for secure, safe and peaceful schools, the NSSC works tirelessly to provide resources, information and training services to school communities and their safety partners worldwide. It selects the dates for S ..read more
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