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Powered shop equipment presents a potential for severe hand injuries, but recognizing and acting on potential hazards can reduce one’s risk of injury, including machine-specific operator education, training, and proper guarding,
The pandemic has disrupted many features of the traditional workplace, including safety awareness activities. However, there are many positive steps businesses can and should take now to re-establish the importance of their workplace safety culture.
Nitrogen gas use is common in many industries and can cause severe illness and death due to oxygen depletion. Employers and workers need to be aware of the hazards, carefully monitor oxygen levels, and know the symptoms of nitrogen asphyxiation.
A formal transitional return-to-work program can help reduce workers’ compensation costs, lower your experience modification rating, and ensure injured workers are being treated in a consistent and fair manner while keeping valuable, trained individu...
The benefits of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines far outweigh the risks when it comes to preventing COVID-19 transmission, if you stick to the facts and science, and avoid misinformation about vaccine safety and development.
Inattention and distraction in the workplace can lead to significant injuries. Safety teams and leadership can start by identifying the causes of inattention, distractions, or interruptions. Attention to hazards and the task at hand builds a safer wo...
Facility managers should think carefully before performing non-routine tasks such as renovation and upgrade work at your place of business.
Lightning strikes are an often overlooked hazard when working outdoors. Employers have an obligation to assess risks and create emergency plans to protect workers. Knowing more about lightning will help workers make smart decisions to protect themsel...
Workers who ride or share the road with motorcycles need to be aware of the increased risk of accidents. There are, however, many ways to improve road safety. “Look Twice, Save a Life” is a great practice for all drivers.
The 2021 updates to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standards on electrical safety define necessary steps employers and employees must take to control electrical shock hazards associated with capacitors.
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