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OSHA Emphasis on Addressing Heat Hazards is Pretty Cool
As OSHA shapes its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect employees from heat-related hazards proactive employers should look to develop and implement programs to protect their employees.
Gasoline Storage - A Hot Issue
Gasoline storage questions are among the most common we hear. As a flammable liquid it is essential that businesses understand the requirements and best practices surrounding its storage and handling. This post will answer some of the most burning qu...
DIY Safety - Do It Yourself, but Don’t Injure Yourself
With the ever-expanding collection of instructional videos available online, the modern DIY enthusiast has the ability to try their hand at almost any project. However, often the instructional videos that promise wonderful results in three simple ste...
The COVID-19 Pandemic - There’s a Story to Tell
2019 was a relatively normal year. Who would have imagined how far from normal the next two years would be with the Coronavirus Pandemic.
OSHA Fatality Reports - A Sobering Training Resource
As a safety professional it is easy to say that safety is important for all workers in all industries. Seeing the multitude of workplace injuries that occur each day make it real. But for average employees, safety sometimes seems so distant and theor...
I Can't Even Spell SDS - What is it?
The Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) requires that all employees exposed to hazardous chemicals at work be trained about the chemicals hazards and how to protect themselves BEFORE they are exposed to the chemical.
Avoiding The Agony From An Aching Knee
Psst! The information that follows is provided on a “kneed”-to-know basis so glance furtively over your shoulder for onlookers as you continue reading. Of all the joints in the human body, the knee happens to be the largest.
Global Cyber Threats in the Midst of War
Typically, the Safety Net covers workplace safety topics and strives to provide solutions that will limit the likelihood of an employee injury. This week we focus on a safety threat of a different kind.
It’s All in the Details
As is often the case when I’m noodling a few ideas for Safety Net topics I turn to famous quotes. Smarter people than me have had brilliant things to say about safety, leadership, or the consequences that occur when safety isn’t a priority and luck r...
National Poison Prevention Week Starts On March 20 2022
March 20 marks the first day of spring this year as well as the start of National Poison Prevention Week. This weeklong event is intended to raise awareness on the dangers of poisons, ultimately to reduce the number of poisonings that occur, especial...
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