Safety isn't a slogan, it's a way of life.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer in workers. Although the original enforcement date set for March 12, 2018, was delayed, OSHA will begin enforcement of its beryllium standards (29 CFR 1910.1024) on May 11, 2018

Since March is Workplace Eye-Wellness Month, let this information be a steady reminder of the importance of knowing when to wear the proper safety glasses!

Each day about 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. About one-third of the injuries are treated in the hospital emergency room, and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days away from work, per the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is widely known as a codes and standards organization with a mission to help save lives, prevent fires - including electrical,  and reduce loss. With 300 different codes and standards, NFPA provides others with information and knowledge to work safely in an ever-changing environment. 
Although NFPA is frequently used in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities that manufacture, process, use or store hazardous materials, there are commonly asked questions about it.

Plant shutdowns, also known as turnarounds, are one of the most critical times in the operation of a plant. In fact, shutdowns have the ability to affect the plants financial future in either a positive or negative way.

A shutdown that is poorly planned, exceeds its deadline or goes pasts its budget can negatively impact the bottom line. Whereas, a well-planned plant turnaround will ultimately have a positive effect on the plant and keep it running within capacity for many years.

Miners are faced with hazardous risks – but winter months bring life to increased threats.

Utility workers are considered as first responders in times of public need. Let's learn ways to protect them against serious injuries – even death – especially during the winter months.
Utility workers, or lineman, face unique challenges – particularly this time of year with frigid temperatures and abundant snowfall in most of the country this brutal winter. 

As 2017 comes to an end, let’s look at the list of OSHA Top 10 violations to strive for a safer 2018!
In high-hazard industries like the utility, mining, and construction – workers are often “drifting” along in their work, too busy to focus on safety. Job demands such as time pressures, high-priority work, shift work, and physical stresses can hinder a safety first mentality. And every September, the OSHA Top 10 Violations reveals this is true for many industries. 

Bundle up because cold temperatures will continue to strengthen this season. And if you work outside in low temperatures, you already know the importance of trying to keep warm. 

Cold stress is no joke and anyone working in frigid environments may be at risk. According to OSHA, obvious risk factors for employees suffering from cold stress, which occurs when the body loses heat and is unable to warm itself, include not staying dry, improper attire, and exhaustion.

Learn what the regulatory agencies say about the requirements of exit signs.

Searching for an exit sign for your building but not sure if you need a red or green color option? Here are answers to the most common questions about exit sign requirement.

What regulatory agencies govern exit signs?

Year-after-year electrocutions remain on OSHA’s Top Ten list of citations and are among the third leading cause of death for construction workers. Let’s work together to keep workers safe and prevent serious injuries – even death.
In 2015 alone, eighty-two construction workers died from electrocutions, per the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).