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Buy Quiet Program Can Prevent Hearing Loss

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Did you know the most common work-related injury in the United States isn’t back injuries or sprains? It’s actually noise-induced hearing loss, and 22 million workers experience noises in the workplace that are loud enough to cause hearing damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When noise levels in the workplace

Safety Management System Improvements

Maureen Johnson, CSP, Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM. Details: Hear about Safety Management Systems from Maureen Johnson, Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM. Maureen explains the progress made in keeping workers safe. She urges companies large and small to have some kind of SMS, such as OSHA’s VPP, Sharp, I2P2, ANSI Z10, or OHSAS

Rules for Exit Routes – OSHA Standards 1910.36 and 1910.37

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An exit route might seem like one of the simplest parts of a workplace. Just look for the exit sign and head for the door, right? In theory that may be true, but technically speaking, exit routes must have specific features and meet detailed OSHA requirements. OSHA has begun focusing more attention on emergency exit

Safety Recognition Programs That Work

Steve Geigle of OSHAcademy Safety & Health Training Details: Find out why most safety recognition programs fail. Steve Geigle, an OSHA trainer for 16 years, gives tips how to build a successful program that tracks leading indicators (near misses), not lagging indicators (accidents and injuries). He offers the 15 S’s you need to implement your

OSHA Inspections: What To Expect

Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of OSHA, Oregon Details: What can safety managers expect during inspections? An OSHA Enforcement Manager answers 18 inspection questions, separating fact from fiction. Dan Clark interviews Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of OSHA, Oregon on how to prepare for inspections. Mr. Beck explains that you shouldn’t be nervous. OSHA is just there

Do A Combustible Dust Test

Preventing Fatal Accidents at Work Details: Fine metal or organic particles can burst into flames. Dust explosions can happen in a confined space without notice. Hear dust and flammability expert Dr. Ashok Dastidar discuss a Go/No-Go test, and how to collect a sample of dust in your facility. Dr. Dastidar warns that dust which comes

Free Safety Resources

Dave Weber Offers Free Resources at SafetyAwakenings.com Details: Former OSHA inspector, Dave Weber, explains why he offers free safety resources at his website, SafetyAwakenings.com.

Dave says “My father and my uncle were both seriously hurt in on-the-job accidents…I get a lot of satisfaction from sharing information and resources with other folks so that they can help

Respiratory Protection 101

A rescue worker wears a respirator in a smokey, toxic atmosphere. Image show the importance of protection readiness and safety.

What you need to know: Respiratory 101 Respirators are a worker’s first line of defense against areas with insufficient oxygen, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. Without the proper protection, these can all lead to fatal situations. Workers that have been exposed to these hazards have suffered from lung impairment, diseases, cancer,

OSHA Update: Winter Storms

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Winter storms continue in much of the U.S. Americans across much of the U.S. are wondering when, if ever, temperatures will return back to the norm. The polar vortex that seems to be paralyzing just about everywhere east of the Mississippi, has caused havoc and chaos among many who are simply not prepared for this