Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection

With the new year, now is a good time to reevaluate your respiratory program to ensure you’re OSHA compliant. OSHA’s standard on respiratory protection (1910.134) is one of the agency’s most frequently cited each fiscal year. So, what do we need to know? First, let’s...
HAND PROTECTION

HAND PROTECTION

Hand injuries are serious: Protecting fingers and hands is important for work and quality of life. Work-related hand injuries are one of the leading reasons workers end up in the emergency room and miss work. Damage to the nerves in fingers and hands, loss of a...
PREVENT COLD STRESS AT WORK, INSIDE OR OUTSIDE

PREVENT COLD STRESS AT WORK, INSIDE OR OUTSIDE

Four factors contribute to cold stress: cold temperatures, high or cold wind, dampness, and cold water. A cold environment forces the body to work harder to maintain its core temperature. Cold air, water, and snow all draw heat from the body. So, while it is obvious...
Precautions for All Workers during Flu Season

Precautions for All Workers during Flu Season

This guidance provides baseline infection control procedures for seasonal flu. As new information about the current seasonal flu virus becomes available, this workplace guidance will be reevaluated and updated. Employers should ensure that they have the most...
EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAYS

EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAYS

No matter what the issue, holidays have the potential to cause stress and anxiety, which can spill over into the workplace and lead to a reduction in productivity, among other concerns. It’s important for managers and supervisors, as well as HR professionals, to...
EFFECTIVE  WORKPLACE  HOUSEKEEPING

EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE HOUSEKEEPING

To some people, the word “housekeeping” calls to mind cleaning floors and surfaces, removing dust, and organizing clutter. But in a work setting, it means much more. Housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces. It can help prevent injuries and improve productivity and...
FALL PREVENTION

FALL PREVENTION

Prevent Workplace Falls Workplace falls are both common and preventable. Falls from heights is the second-leading cause of unintentional workplace death in the U.S. However, a worker doesn’t need to fall from a high level to suffer injuries and lost work...