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

~Author unknown

 
Some say OSHA enforcement has trailed off. But with over 116 silica violations in just six short months, it doesn’t look like hefty fines are falling behind. Don't let violations happen to you. Get compliant and learn OSHA requirements here.
 
If you don’t work in the agriculture, construction or maritime industries, you work in the general or maritime industries. And per OSHA, that means you’ve got to comply with the Silica Standard. 

 
Some think California Proposition 65 is only for businesses in California, but that statement is not true. 
 
Originally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, California’s Proposition 65, was enacted in 1986. It is intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
 
30 years after Cal Prop was first enforced, changes will go into effect on August 30, 2018!

 
Even though the Examinations rule just went into effect on June 2, 2018, there are frequently asked questions about the changes made by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
 
The Final Rule requires examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. Operators of these mines, including independent contractors performing services or construction, must comply with this rule.
 

Since mines can go deep into the earth surface, temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. Know these safety tips to prevent heat-related injuries – even death.

When the summer months bring life to high temperatures and scorching humidity, working in full sunlight in any industry can be exhausting. Especially if you work as a coal miner.  

The enforcement of Beryllium, a strong, lightweight metal used in electronics and the defense industry, among others, has been delayed, yet again, to July 6, 2018.

OSHA will extend the compliance date for its beryllium standard for the general industry but responsible workers are already getting ready for compliance! 

Choosing the right message with the right header has a ton of benefits! But do you know the difference between ANSI and OSHA signs?

In every industry, safety training will help your workers recognize hazards in the immediate workspace. But without effective safety identification – like ANSI and OSHA signs posted - the safety message you taught them is only a faint echo.

 
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 July 6, 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.