Do You Know How to Read a Hazardous Chemical Label?

If you work in an environment that uses chemicals, you may have seen hazardous chemical labels. These are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as it works to comply with the GHS, or Globally Harmonized System. Hazardous chemical labels appear on every chemical container and include important information to follow when using that chemical. Every label features six pieces of key information, and you can help yourself and others stay safe when you know what each section means. Product identifier Appearing in the top left corner of the label is the chemical’s name in big, bold letters.… Read more »

Best Practices for Holiday Safety Season

As the holiday season fast approaches, thoughts of rest and relaxation enter everyone’s minds. Add this need to decompress to a workplace that’s busier than usual during the holiday season, and you have a recipe for potential safety concerns. But safety doesn’t take a vacation, and it’s important to keep up safety standards in your workplace year ‘round. Don’t let a lack of planning lead to risks for your employees! Five Holiday Safety Practices to Reinforce As the pace picks up in your workplace, keep the following in mind: Give seasonal workers proper training. If you’ve brought in extra workers… Read more »

Protective Eyewear Do’s and Don’ts

Your eyesight helps you navigate the world, plus adds to your quality of life. It’s important to protect it! While at work, you’re faced with potentially harmful objects and substances, such as shards of glass or metal, particles, chemicals or any combination of these items. If contact occurs with your eyes, it could lead to serious injuries or even blindness. So what can you do to keep your eyes safe at work? It helps to use the right protective eyewear. Tips for eyewear safety at work Just follow these industry tips to protect your eyesight now, and for years to… Read more »

Three Safety Procedures So Simple You Might Be Forgetting Them

Maintaining a safe workplace is everyone’s job: workers and managers alike! Though some safety procedures – like learning how to operate specific tools and machines – require training, other safety practices are falling-off-a-log easy. There are steps you can take every day to make your workplace safer. As you work hard day in and day out, always keep these three easy safety tips in mind: Protect your back. Did your parents ever tell you to stand up straight when you were younger? They weren’t wrong! Good posture is an easy way to prevent pain and injuries while working. Whether you… Read more »

Four Things You Should Never Do Around Machinery

It’s up to you to keep yourself and others safe on the job. When you operate machinery at your worksite, it’s important to take all possible safety precautions. Four key safety practices for operating machines Aside from being trained and/or licensed to use specific machines, you can follow these four tips to help maintain a safe workplace: Don’t use machinery for anything other than its dedicated purpose. Never use machinery for tasks it was not meant to perform. By doing so, you can damage the machine by pushing it beyond its designated limits. Using machinery improperly can also put you… Read more »

Use This Key Strategy to Effectively Communicate Safety Requirements to Employees

Everyone knows safety practices are important. They’re a common component on every factory floor and construction site. But it’s critical for your labor staff to understand the extent of the consequences that can occur when safety procedures are ignored. Tell employees why—and don’t let them off easy! Safety policies and procedures are in place to prevent injuries and even death. They should be taken seriously and followed to the letter. Employees should understand by ignoring safety practices, they are putting themselves—and their fellow employees—in danger. Obviously, no one wants to find themselves in harm’s way, and no one wants the… Read more »

Three Tips for Helping You Keep Lone Workers Safe

Everyone knows there’s “safety in numbers,” so lone workers are at a special risk on the job. Workers who perform their tasks on their own must keep themselves safe, because if something were to happen, they have only themselves to rely on. But you can help your workers stay as safe as possible on the job. Lone-worker safety—best practices You can help protect the safety and well-being of your lone workers by reinforcing three key safety rules: Identify safety hazards ahead of time. Your lone workers, such as drivers, electricians, plumbers, etc., should be well aware of any on-the-job hazards.… Read more »