Putting a law in the books is merely a symbolic gesture until the agencies are sworn to uphold it, take to the streets, and crack down on the violators. The same holds true for a workplace safety program. No matter how comprehensive the requirements and procedures, without a guiding presence patrolling the facility and enforcing…Continue Reading
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Safety in Manufacturing Plants Resurgence of Manufacturing Operations in America: Growth in the Midwest The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) has reported that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 55th consecutive month. The National Association of Manufacturers cites that the…Continue Reading
PART 2 (of 2): PPE Selection, Maintenance and Testing Standards have been established for PPE where hazards are present which could affect the head, foot and leg, eye and face, hearing loss, hand, body, and respiratory system. OSHA requires that many categories of PPE meet or be equivalent to standards developed by the American National…Continue Reading
PART 1 (of 2): PPE Standards, Requirements, Training The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for enforcing laws to ensure employers provide a safe work environment for employees. OSHA requires employers to provide a safe and healthful work place to all of their employees. In order to meet this requirement, the following…Continue Reading
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for enforcing laws regarding safety in the workplace within the United States to ensure employers provide a healthy and safe work environment for employees. OSHA has released the top ranking violations from October 2012 through September 2013 to include “Control of Hazardous Energy” (lockout –…Continue Reading
15 Benefits of Workplace Safety that Positively Impact the Bottom-Line The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for enforcing laws regarding safety in the workplace to provide a safe work environment for employees. OSHA establishes guidelines and safety standards for employers, reviews complaints and issues citations to correct behaviors and processes. Citations…Continue Reading
Approximately two million people worldwide are killed by their work every year according to the International Labor Organization. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 2012 preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries within the United States. An occupational fatality is a death that occurs while a person is at work or performing work…Continue Reading
PART THREE: GHS Safety Data Sheet and GHS Safety Training Requirements This is the final installment of a three-part series which provides an overview of the GHS impact on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OHSA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.1200; the following pertains to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) standardization and safety training for…Continue Reading
PART TWO: GHS Labeling Requirements This is the second of a three-part series which provides an overview of the GHS impact on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OHSA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.1200; the following pertains to new GHS labeling requirements for chemical hazards in the United States. Systems which have been already…Continue Reading
PART ONE: HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONS The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) adopted the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in its revised Hazard Communication Standard [29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200] on March 26, 2012. GHS is an internationally agreed-upon system designed to ensure consistent global classification and labeling…Continue Reading
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