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No Falling Down on the Job: Walking-Working Surfaces Rule Update

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration implemented a final rule which updated its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards (29 CFR 1910, subparts D and I). The rule also included a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer…

NASP is Going to the NSC Congress & Expo in October

This year, NASP employees will be attending the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, TX October 22nd-24th. This is the world’s largest gathering of safety professionals and expected attendance is anticipated to be over 15,000. We are excited about the variety of excellent speakers, the diverse topics to…

5 Key Things to Know About Flame Resistant Clothing

Flame resistant (formerly known as flame retardant) clothing is a piece of specialized personal protective clothing required in many workplaces. FR clothing is used in occupations that involve inherent risks of fire or explosion or contact with energized electrical equipment. Industries and occupations that use FR clothing as a final method of…

A Look at Cleanroom Clothing Requirements

Protective clothing is an essential piece of safety equipment meant to protect the wearer from various exposures. One subset of protective clothing, however, serves a second purpose. While cleanroom protective clothing guards the wearer against exposure to various hazards, it is also designed to prevent the cleanroom from becoming sullied by contaminants…

OSHA BASICS: WHAT IS AN OSHA COMPETENT PERSON?

If you’re new to safety, you may wonder what OSHA means by the phrase competent person. Or even how one becomes an OSHA competent person. In this article, we’re going to give you the straight skinny. We’ll start by giving you the general definition of the phrase that OSHA provides in 1926.32(f)….

Some Unexpected Feedback

When we launched our new LMS (Learning Management System) platform earlier this year, we were excited and loved all of the positive comments regarding the new look and dynamic approach to our online safety courses.  However, some of the feedback was not exactly what I expected – and it allows…

4 Psychological Factors that Impact Driver Safety

In 2017, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes according to the National Safety Council, with the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road being alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. And, as an employer, you play a big role in keeping roads safe. Millions of employees drive as part of…