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An Ounce of Prevention…Saves Lives! Importance of Safety Training and Enforcing Safety Standards in the Workplace

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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…

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Workplace Safety through Standardized Hazard Classification, Labeling & Safety Data Sheets: Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals

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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…

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Workplace Safety through Standardized Hazard Classification, Labeling & Safety Data Sheets: GHS Labeling Requirements

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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…

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Workplace Safety through Standardized Hazard Classification, Labeling & Safety Data Sheets: Integrating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

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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…

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Three Ways to Help Avoid an OSHA Citation for Failed Workplace Safety

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers shall ensure electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. The cost of an OSHA workplace safety notice of violation (NOV) can range from $11,000.00 for an electrical safety violation to millions for violations…

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Laying a Foundation for Safety

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Safety is crucial throughout all stages of commercial construction. From planning to construction to operations – taking proper precautions to safeguard lives, secure data and protect property is not only in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but it is also the right thing to do to mitigate loss of human lives,…

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The Importance of Troubleshooting for Safe Motor Control Operations

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Motor failure can cause severe problems; having a comprehensive plan for approaching the problem in a safe manner is imperative. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires under its safety required work practices that employers shall ensure electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm…

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