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High-power electrical capacitors

Capacitors: It is Shocking What You May Not Know

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.

Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation, Electrical  •  June 08, 2022
Young worker's first job mowing lawns

Labor Rules Protect Young Workers in Summer Jobs

Summer jobs are a rite of passage for youths seeking their first work experience. Employers must beware of Federal and State safety rules based on the type of work and the worker age.

General, Construction, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Services, Transportation, Hiring Practices, Youth Safety, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  June 01, 2022
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Is Your Safety Incentive Program Discouraging?

Developing a culture of safety is a crucial step in reducing injuries. When creating a workplace safety incentive program, employers should focus on leading indicators that encourage safe employee behaviors rather than lagging indicators.

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  May 25, 2022
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Safety At Work a Great Career Choice

Workers and managers in all industries have an opportunity to make a difference in the workplace by choosing a career as a safety management professional.

General, Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction, Retail, Education, Hospitality  •  May 18, 2022
Construction worker wiping sweat from forehead during summer day

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.

General, Manufacturing, Construction, Healthcare, Transportation, OSHA, Outdoor Safety  •  May 11, 2022
Gas cans stored in garage

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...

Transportation, Logging, General, OSHA  •  May 04, 2022
Young woman wearing PPE while working on DIY project at home

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...

General  •  April 26, 2022
Young woman wearing a mask, shopping for fruit at a supermarket

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.

General  •  April 20, 2022
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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...

General, OSHA  •  April 13, 2022
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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.

General, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  April 07, 2022

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