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Will Climate Change Impact Worker Safety?

3 min read Climate change often seems huge in scale, something that countries and large organizations need to think about. We’ve all heard the importance of thinking about climate change on a smaller scale, though, and finding ways to reduce emissions, throw away less trash and save energy. One topic that often gets …

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Improve Indoor Air Quality…with Plants?

4 min read Indoor air quality is an increasing concern among safety managers and public health professionals alike, as polluted air in homes and workplaces is often more dangerous to breathe than the air outside. Indoor air often contains pollutants such as formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), benzene, trichloroethylene, dusts and particles that can cause …

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Ototoxic Substances – Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

4 min read Noise exposures in the workplace can lead to hearing loss for workers down the road, and companies and regulatory agencies have focused for quite some time on limiting noise levels through the use of quieter equipment and appropriate protective measures. Noise isn’t the only threat to your workers’ hearing, though. Certain …

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Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

4 min read In October of 2014, Wayne Farms poultry plant of Jack, Alabama, was cited for numerous violations including exposing workers to musculoskeletal hazards such as carpal tunnel syndrome. OSHA proposed fines of more than $100,000. While this fine is quite hefty, musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace are not uncommon. Poultry and other …

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Chemical Hazard Labels: Do Yours Look Like this Yet?

Hazardous Chemical Label

4 min read If you have hazardous chemicals in your workplace, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom or HCS). Beginning in 2015, labels and information sheets for hazardous chemicals will be changing to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) that standardizes labels to …

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DIY Workplace Labels – Make These 8 Types Yourself

4 min read Workplaces need many types of labels, and in many cases—especially at large facilities—it’s often easier and more cost-effective to print them yourself. When you purchase an industrial label printer, you can use pre-made templates or create your own designs to suit the labeling needs of your business. Some workplace labels …

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New HazCom Labeling Standards

13 min read Chuck Paulausky of CP Safety & Environmental Details. New hazard communication labeling standards kick in June 1, 2015. Listen to make sure you’re ready as Dan Clark interviews Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, of CP Safety & Environmental. Chuck is an expert on HazCom labeling, and tells of OSHA’s new standards. He …

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Workplace Lighting Can Increase Safety and Productivity

4 min read You turn on the lights at the beginning of the day and you turn them off when you leave. For most people, that’s probably all the thought they give to workplace lighting. Lighting may seem like a simple part of the work environment, but if it isn’t done right, it …

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Emergency Planning – Don’t Overlook the Emergency Kit

Emergency Supplies

3 min read Emergencies can strike the workplace unexpectedly. Accidents like chemical spills or fires, acts of violence and natural disasters are all within the realm of possibility, even if they do happen very infrequently. Emergencies can cause businesses to suffer significant losses and even permanently close their doors if enough damage is …

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Unknown Workplace Hazards – How Should We Deal with Them?

5 min read Most industrial workplaces already have plenty of hazards to deal with: heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, falling objects, heights. Employers and safety managers have a lot to keep up with, so worrying about potentially unknown hazards might seem like a task that you just don’t have time for. Recent research efforts …

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Continuous Improvement In Manufacturing

6 min read Tony Ferraro, Continuous Improvement Blogger, Creative Safety Publishing. Details. Hear how to improve a process, increase safety and save money from Tony Ferraro. But, Tony says to make sure your customers are happy with the end product. Tony is a continuous improvement blogger for Creative Safety Supply. He’s experienced in …

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