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

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Construction season is right around the corner. Learn about the Ladder Last Policy so you can start eliminating fall-related injuries on your job sites.

In 2018 OSHA issued 7,270 fall protection violations to industries ranging from construction, electrician, scaffolding, and powered industrial trucks. Out of all these violations, ladders caused 81% of the fall-related injuries.

Organizing the workplace requires managing time, space, and your mindset.

Be honest, when was the last time you asked where something was in the workplace? Whether you’ve searched for something as simple as a Philips screwdriver or something as important as keys, if you can’t find what you’re looking for you’re just wasting time digging through an unorganized mess. Time and resources are precious in the workplace, especially when you’re wearing multiple hats. And we all know that time is money.

Looking for quick results to kick-start 5S workplace organization?

Struggling to get your team to appreciate the value of launching 5S in your workplace? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, it’s hard to get everyone on the same page. Oftentimes, people get stuck in their old ways because of the “that’s the way it’s always been done around here,” mentality. When you’re responsible for keeping costs down, while ensuring employees are motivated, you must focus on the solution, not the problem.

We’re one year into the enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica rule and a sizable amount of fines clearly shows OSHA is serious about silica safety.

Save a life! Construction accidents and fatalities are the reality. Only you can prevent them.

Imagine your work desk was in the middle of a busy highway with hundreds of vehicles driving past you and signs or barricades were your only defense. Now imagine what would happen if the driver was distracted for a split second and missed the bright orange Workers Ahead sign?

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most universal occupational health problems in the industry. Learn how to effectively measure the volume of noise.

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. 

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!