December 2019 Newsletter

4 Key Standards That Apply to High-Visibility Clothing

When working around moving vehicles and equipment, being able to visually stand out from the environment is critical to safety. Wearing bright colors makes a worker more conspicuous, but it’s not enough to simply request that workers dress colorfully. Deliberate effort has been made to define what qualifies as high-visibility safety…

No Drop in Injuries for First Time in 6 Years

For the first time since 2012, there was no drop in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses year-to-year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2018, completely unchanged from 2017, according to BLS…

A Case of the Mondays

The dreaded beginning to the workweek, Monday, is statistically the most dangerous day of the week for workplace accidents according to the Bureau of Labor. The most common injury to occur on a Monday, for both men and women, were sprains, strains, tears, soreness and pain. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted…

Tis the Season

For many retailers, the holiday shopping season is a “make or break” period which can define their bottom lines for the entire year. Temporary and part-time employment spikes as retailers and other businesses increase staffing to accommodate their seasonal increase in business. Workers not familiar with this sort of employment,…

Next Month: Certified Safety Manager LIVE in Vegas!

Our internationally recognized Certified Safety Manager classroom course is coming back to Las Vegas. While this course is offered online, the experience you get in the live class is something you don’t want to miss. Our Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Course will allow you to: Discover a brand new perspective…

FREE Webinar!

The ABC’s of Safety Audits: Automate, Build, Control In this FREE webinar, our panelists, Eric Gislason and Eitan Shibi will take you through the steps and actions needed to create, perform, and effectively manage Safety Audits. This includes a review of the components of a best-of-breed Audit System using smart…

OSHA considering changes to silica standard

OSHA may “broaden the circumstances” under which certain employers would be permitted to comply with its Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, according to a request for information and comment issued by the agency. Specifically, OSHA is looking for information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment…