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Guide to OSHA Inspections

OSHA inspections — the simple act of reading that term is enough to worry or frustrate safety professionals, managers and business owners across industries. But the good news is that you can take a different approach to OSHA inspections for your business by taking a proactive approach before, during and…

Ergonomic Hazards and Safety Tips on the Job Site

The construction industry offers hands-on, intense environments that require hard work from all individuals involved despite the areas of these construction sites containing hazards and risks. Ergonomics is the science of creating an environment fitted to workers’ needs, attempting to eliminate risks of strain, injuries and fatigue through the design…

Ergonomic Hazards & Safety Tips in the Office

Workplace injuries are regular occurrences throughout various industries. Whether lifting heavy items, bending over, pushing and pulling or even sitting and standing for extended periods can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These disorders impact areas of the body such as the muscles, nerves, blood vessels and more. Since MSDs are often associated with…

OSHA Competent Person

When it comes to job site safety, having a competent person involved in the process is important to keep all workers safe from potential hazards and accidents. Every dangerous job site requires a competent person to be present. Still, employees who assume that role have responsibilities beyond the given definition,…

What Is Ergonomic Safety?

Ergonomics is all about understanding how humans interact with various systems in their environment. In any setting, people face different products, tools, systems and methods that shape how they function individually or in groups. Depending on their design and capabilities, these tools can be a help or a hindrance. Ergonomic…

What to Expect From an OSHA Inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts inspections frequently across the country. If you believe your workplace will be subject to an inspection, you should learn everything you can about the process to help it go smoothly. Understanding how to pass an OSHA inspection can lessen anxiety about the…

Confined Space Hazards

Working in confined spaces is common in construction work. People don’t usually occupy spaces like trenches or sewers, but various construction jobs require workers to enter them. To be considered a confined space, areas must have significant enclosures and pose serious hazards. Builders don’t usually intend these spaces for continuous…

Common Trenching and Excavation Hazards

While trenches and excavations are essential for many construction processes, they also present potential hazards for workers. In the 2010s, about 20 workers died from trench-related accidents each year. Trenches are challenging to access, and they face the risk of collapse. They might also contain hazardous atmospheric conditions. Understand more common trenching…

How Trenches Collapse and How to Avoid It

Trenches are long, narrow tunnels in the earth dug out by heavy machinery. Many construction sites and other workplaces use trenches for building foundations or tunnel construction. Workers also use them to install or repair utility lines below the ground or other jobs requiring underground access. They differ from other…

Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?

If you work with hazardous materials, then you may be wondering if you need HAZWOPER training. Perhaps you’ve heard about HAZWOPER and are unsure if you need a certificate to perform your duties properly. Maybe you want to ensure you’re following the laws regarding working with hazardous materials. Whatever your reason for looking…

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