10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

Paul Colangelo

Paul Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET; Nat’l Dir. of Compliance Programs at ClickSafety. Paul Colangelo reviews the 10 best safety apps for general industry and construction. Paul chose low cost or free apps and those which work without an a connection to wifi or a cellular signal. He steered clear of sponsored and vendor applications. Mr.Colangelo,

OSHA Inspections – How To Prepare

Roy Kroker, Consultation Manager, OSHA, Oregon

Roy Kroker, Consultation Mgr., OSHA, Oregon Details. Did you know that a consultation by OSHA cannot trigger an OSHA inspection? Hear from Roy Kroker, Consultation Manager of OSHA, Oregon. Roy explains that the Consultation and Enforcement divisions operate independently. In this 26 minute interview, Dan Clark asks 16 questions of Roy on OSHA’s free consultative

The Dangers of Shift Work

Factory Lights

Shift work refers to any type of non-daytime work shift. Night workers, those who work very late or very early and workers who have a rotating work shift are all considered shift workers. According to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 million Americans work night shifts at least some of the time, which makes them

Would Emergency Responders Be Safe in Your Facility?

Emergency Responder

When we think about emergency responders, we tend to assume they will arrive and take care of emergencies for us. We don’t often think about the safety of these police officers, firefighters and paramedics, though. If an emergency occurs at your business, these people will need to quickly enter your facility, find their way to

Occupational Carcinogens

Safety Label

Some occupational cancer-causing agents such as asbestos are well known and well documented. Asbestos fibers in the air can get into the lungs and cause cancer even decades later. Many other carcinogens are present in workplaces too, though, which don’t have household names. According to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the

Provide Safe Walking Surfaces

Wet Floor Warning

Walking through the workplace may seem like a simple task that doesn’t require much attention. It’s often that type of thinking that leads to an environment where workers experience slips, trips and falls too frequently. According to OSHA, the majority of accidents in general industry are the result of slips, trips and falls, and these

How to Clean Contaminated Work Clothing

Laundry

In many industrial and construction workplaces, contaminated clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) are an everyday occurrence. Dust, dirt and more hazardous contaminants such as lead and asbestos can cover workers, making their protective gear or clothing dangerous. Too often, employees carry these contaminants home on their clothing, getting the materials into their cars and homes

Using a Staffing Agency? You Still Have Safety Responsibilities

To-Do List, Safety List

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to employ temporary workers from staffing agencies, especially at large worksites. Companies decide to use staffing agencies for many reasons, sometimes because doing so is cost-effective or helps cover periods of higher production. One of the problems with this rising phenomenon is that when workers at a jobsite

More HazCom Updates on the Horizon?

Globally Harmonized System, Purple Book

In 2012, OSHA updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Many of these changes have begun to impact employers, as businesses are required to train workers in how to read the new chemical labels and safety data sheets, and beginning