The Hierarchy of Hazard Controls

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Many employers turn to personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep workers safe around hazards. Safety glasses prevent flying debris from injuring workers’ eyes, safety gloves protect employees’ hands from chemicals and fire-resistant clothing protects those who work close to flames or hot objects. PPE should actually be the last line of defense against workplace hazards,

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,

The Future of Occupational Safety

Future of Safety

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

NFPA 70E Changes Update

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Last year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® which was full of revisions and updates from previous versions. Unfortunately, several organizations are still struggling with the NFPA 70E revisions. Now that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act have adopted most of