Archive: April 2016

OSHA Offers Free Safety Consultation to Small Businesses

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

OSHA’s Onsite Consultation Program provided free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to 27,871 small and medium-sized businesses across the country in 2015.

OSHA Still Plays a Crucial Role in Worker Safety

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Every worker in the U.S. has the right to a safe and a healthful workplace and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 ensures that. The act was passed for preventing workers from being seriously harmed or worse, killed at work.

Is Your Safety Incentive Program a Failure?

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

The theory is that if employees perform the desired action long enough, it will become a normal behavior. This sounds logical enough. So where do things go wrong?

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Chris Candido

Did you know that studies have shown that signs that warn of dangers and hazards in the workplace can reduce accident rates as much as 80%?

Universal vs. Oil-Only Sorbents

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

Did you know that both Universal and Oil-Only Sorbent Pads are made out of the same material? They are both made from a meltblown polypropylene, and the only difference is whether a surfactant is applied to the pad

The True Cost of Hand Injuries

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

Did you know that hand injuries result in more than a million emergency room visits each year, making them the second-most common work-related injury?

OSHA Will Have a New Combustible Dust Standard

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Dave Henry

The Chemical Safety Board has been urging OSHA to promulgate a general industry standard for combustible dust since 2006, when a CSB study found that 281 dust-related incidents from 1980 to 2005 killed 119 workers and injured 718.

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Here is is a link to OSHA’s website that explains OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program.