Audits, Analysis, and Assessments – The Trilogy

Worker conducting inspection with clipboard

4 min read What would you imagine someone saying if they were told to perform a job hazard analysis? What about a risk assessment? Heaven forbid the company has to have someone come in for a safety audit! Hopefully there aren’t too many disagreeable groans when this news is relayed to employees. In fact, those three safety procedures should be welcomed into the workplace as they have the potential to save lives and eliminate hazards in work environments—whether …

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Keeping Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Clean

Worker wearing clean PPE

3 min read Personal protection equipment, or PPE, is critical for keeping people safe in the workplace. There are many different types of PPE available, each of which is designed to provide a specific type of protection to the person wearing it. While some PPE items is designed to be used once and then disposed of, most of it is able to be used many times as long as it is not damaged. For reusable personal protection equipment, …

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What is Process Safety Management?

Process Safety Management

2 min read Process Safety Management (PSM) is an analytical tool used to prevent the release of highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs) and improve safety in the workplace. As defined by OSHA and the EPA, HHCs are chemicals that can pose physical or health hazards to workers or the surrounding community. These chemicals are usually toxic, reactive, flammable, and/or explosive. Any company that uses, stores, manufactures, or handles, or moves HHCs will need to follow the PSM requirements as …

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PPE for Winter That’s Also Flame-Resistant

Winter PPE

4 min read Yesterday, we took a look at flame-resistant (FR) clothing for the workplace. This clothing can protect workers against fires because it is either made from naturally flame-resistant materials or materials treated with flame-retardant chemicals. This discussion touched on the importance of finding FR clothing that isn’t too stiff or too thick, as this clothing can make workers too hot, especially during summer months. What should you do, though, if you have the opposite problem? What …

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Inspection Checklists and Their Role in Safety

safety checklist, safety inspection

5 min read All workplaces have to do periodic inspections of things like safety procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and exit routes. These inspections help businesses make sure their operations are up to code and functioning well, and they can be useful in office environments, manufacturing floors, warehouses, laboratories and many other work sites. Workplaces can perform inspections in a variety of ways. Some places send a knowledgeable person to do a walk-through of the facility and …

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6 Reasons to Invest in a Visual Workplace

safety sign, danger sign

5 min read A visual workplace uses tools like safety signs, labels, floor markings and other visual cues to communicate information quickly. This information may alert people to hazards, serve as a reminder or provide instructions. You may think your workplace doesn’t need added visuals. Maybe you have a good safety record and production is up, and making your workplace more visual seems like extra work you don’t have time for. Investing in a visual workplace is worth your …

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Prevent Slips and Falls with Anti-Slip Floor Tape

Creative Safety Supply Catalog

3 min read The rainy season is once again upon us and there’s no time like the present to re-evaluate your safety measures as we come into winter. Wet conditions tend to always bring an increase in slip and fall injuries around the workplace. To reduce the risk factors associated with wet conditions, many have turned to anti-slip floor tape (sometimes referred to as traction tape) to help alert and prevent workers from slipping. Slips and falls are …

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The Future of Occupational Safety

Future of Safety

3 min read Forward Thinking Contemplating the future can be a slippery slope clashed with controversy and hope. We can combine all the statistics with all the collective information available, and still be completely wrong in our predictions. The answer to today’s problem may not necessarily be the answer for tomorrow’s problem. However when it comes to occupational safety, the simple thirst for the future is sign of a forward thinking safety leader that you want on your …

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Ten Funny Safety Videos

2 min read Occupational safety is an extremely serious topic to cover and train. There’s no short-cutting when it comes to safety at work or at home for that matter. Unfortunately, training classes and videos can also be extremely boring and dry when presented to employees. However, there is a growing number of videos circulating around the web that offer anything but a boring approach to safety. Now while there’s nothing funny about safety, there’s always something funny …

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Coin Lithium Battery Safety Information

Coin lithium battery

3 min read Lets be honest, there are threats that surround our children anywhere and everywhere, at anytime. Unless you wrap your children in bubble wrap before you leave for work everyday, they’re at risk of something. However, some risks are more serious than others and just the awareness alone is sometimes all it takes to protect your little ones from danger. Take a coin lithium battery for example (also known as button batteries). A Close Call It …

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