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 »

Implementing a New Safety Plan? Here’s the #1 Key to Success

Maintaining a safe workplace is the best thing you can do to ensure the success of your business. So it’s important to take steps to develop and implement a safety plan your workers can follow every day on the job. The number-one way to design the most effective safety plan is by incorporating the expertise of those closest to the work—your employees! As first-hand observers of daily operations, your staff can suggest steps you can take to improve any potential safety concerns in your workplace. How to develop and implement your work site safety plan As you design your plan… Read more »

On-The-Job Accident? Here’s What You Need to Do

There are few things more disruptive than a workplace accident. Almost by definition, they come out of nowhere and the results can have long-lasting implications for both the employees and the company. The key to limiting those implications is knowing what to do when an accident takes place. If you learn the steps to take ahead of time, you can keep a cool head in a crisis. Notify Your Branch or Recruiter Once the immediate situation is stabilized, notify your LaborMAX branch or recruiter, as outlined in your LaborMAX worker safety training manual. It is important to notify your recruiter… Read more »

Does Your Safety Plan Cover Your Bases?

Workplace safety plans are not something you can simply set and forget. They must be reviewed regularly to ensure that you are covering all your bases. However, there are no hard and fast rules as to how often you should review your plan. Revisions and updates will need to occur as often as necessary to keep your team safe. Use these guidelines to ensure your safety plan is thorough, accurate and updated regularly. Signals To Review Your Safety Plan There are numerous events that should trigger a safety review. They can include (but are not limited to): Moving to a… Read more »