Archive: August 2015

Free OSHA Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program

Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Michael Puffer

On OSHA’s website, they have a great section called e-tools. It’s very informative and sometimes interactive, covering a variety of topics. And it’s free!

Make Water Safety Your Priority

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Eric Vogel

Here are some good bullet points to remember about water safety when you take a trip to your area pool or lake.

OSHA Area Director: Inspection Resources Are Strained

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Michael Puffer

An OSHA area director recently made some candid comments regarding resources within the federal agency. He describes the current situation for inspectors this way: They’re “inundated.”

Effective Use of Floor Marking Tape

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Chris Candido

Floor marking tape is a simple and cost effective solution to bringing workplace dangers and hazards to everyone’s attention.

Hazard Communication with GHS

Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Michael Puffer

Accuform has this “white paper” for Hazard Communication with GHS: It is a very detailed description of what is expected of you to comply with the Hazard Communication Standard with regards to GHS.

Is a Hospital a Safe Workplace?

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Chris Candido

Very few people are aware that the hospital setting is one of the most dangerous environments with an injury or illness rate nearly double that of the US private industry.

What Are the Odds of Dying From…

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Michael Puffer

It might seem a bit morbid, but human nature leads us to contemplate our demise. We sometimes wonder, “What are my odds of dying from…”?

What is an Employer’s Cell Phone Liability?

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Dave Henry

If employees who must drive also use a cell phone, and that employee is the cause of an accident while talking on their cell phone, it may be the business owner who may be found liable.

Tips On Building A Safer Campfire

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Eric Vogel

While a campfire can be one of the more enjoyable aspects of camping, it can also be one of the more dangerous elements. Any campfire not tended to properly can turn into a wildfire. More than 600 homes are burned by wildfires each year in the U.S. alone.