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Winterizing Your Workforce

Even in the midst of a mild winter season, it is important for businesses to address the inevitable increase in health issues as temperatures begin to drop. The major issues of the winter season are: how to reduce risks associated with cold-weather exposure, battling this year’s flu season, and how…

Safety Auditor Certificate Course (SAC) Update

We are proud to announce the completion of our SAC course into the Learning Management System (LMS). Do you conduct audits in-house? Are you required to perform Incident Investigations? Do you write JHAs? Then the SAC is for you! In this course, you will discover: A comprehensive review of the…

Are Drones the Future for OSHA Inspections?

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s an OSHA drone? That’s right, believe it or not, OSHA is now employing the use of drones for enforcement purposes in areas that would otherwise be deemed as inaccessible or unsafe for OSHA inspectors. After publishing a memo in May of 2018 formalizing the use…

Failed New Year Resolutions

I recently read this article regarding why we fail at New Year resolutions.  I think this could apply to our safety goals in the New Year as well.  Would love to hear feedback from our customers. Setting a New Year’s resolution isn’t just socially accepted; it’s culturally encouraged. During the…

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials (hazmat) are any material that has properties that may result in risk or injury to health and/or destruction of life or facilities. Many hazardous materials (hazmat) do not have a taste or an odor. Some can be detected because they cause physical reactions such as watering eyes or…

Flammable and combustible liquids

Flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that can burn. They are classified, or grouped, as either flammable or combustible by their flash points. Generally speaking, flammable liquids will ignite (catch on fire) and burn easily at normal working temperatures. Combustible liquids have the ability to burn at temperatures that are…

Types of Hazards

Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm workers? By identifying hazards at your workplace, you will be better prepared to control or eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage and downtime. Firstly, a key step in any safety protocol…

The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 2

Myth: Each machine specific procedure must contain lots of detail OSHA: OSHA concurs with those commenters who stressed the need for flexibility in the standard. For example, the detail into which a procedure may have to go may vary depending upon the type of power the machine or equipment may…