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How to Keep Heavy Equipment Operations on Track

Operating heavy machines can be a dangerous job — even when the equipment is functioning as it should, and employees are well-briefed on its operation. After all, there’s a reason why OSHA employs more than 2,100 workplace and site inspectors across the United States. That works out to one compliance officer or…

A Practical Guide to Understanding Confined Spaces

Rules and regulations regarding confined spaces can be confusing for many workers and even employers—and understanding what’s required can be the difference between life and death. The article, entitled “Confined Spaces: A Primer for Coatings Professionals”, covers foundations of the topic as it relates to all industries. This comprehensive read…

ASSP Safety 2019 Conference

NASP will be heading to New Orleans for the ASSP Safety 2019 Conference June 9th through the 12th. During this three-day conference, over 5,000 safety and health professionals will come together to learn about best practices, case studies, the latest technology and how to advance their safety efforts. The ASSP…

Jobs Workers Under 18 Cannot Do

As the “Unofficial Start of Summer” begins with the passing of Memorial Day, thousands of students country-wide will be entering the workforce during their summer breaks…. but are all summer jobs safe for teen workers? According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the answer to that question is no….

Extreme Heat Impacts Injuries, Study Reveals

Extreme heat affects workers’ health by creating conditions in which illnesses can arise, but new research shows high temperatures have significant impact on injuries as well. Estimates from a new study indicate about 80% of increased workers’ comp claims from high temperatures are for injuries not illnesses. Higher temperatures are…

Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat

As much of the Southeast is battling record high temperatures this late Spring, NASP thought we would share with you the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses in an attempt to prevent future employee illness. Heat illnesses can be categorized into 4 types: Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Cramps, and…

Cool Down with Hot Savings!

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. NASP has decided that there’s no better way to observe this important month than with unbeatable savings on our most popular course. For…

Cranking up the Heat on Summer Savings

This time of year tends to bring more than just hot weather; it also creates more jobs in the construction industry. For homeowners, summer means the ability to get more projects done before the cool weather hits. As such, business is good for many pros, but with the increased workload,…

Wilmington Health and Safety School: Don’t Miss Out!

NASP is proud to be a part of the Wilmington Regional Safety & Health School this year. Each year, safety professionals from around the area organize this excellent event which brings nationally recognized speakers to the Port City to focus on the latest in safety related topics for two packed…

Watch Out for These 5 Types of Environmental Hazards

Preventing environmental hazards is crucial to the success of any company regardless of the scale of operations or industry. The reduction and, if possible, elimination of workplace hazards serve a two-fold purpose. The first is to ensure the safety and protection of the employees working in your company. The second…