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What Is Ergonomics And How Can You Improve Yours?

18 Nov

If you sit at a desk all day, you understand just how much stress it can put on your body. That’s why the word “ergonomics” gets tossed around when discussing an office workspace. But, what is ergonomics? According to OxfordDictionaries.com, it technically means “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. However, the word […]

What Is Ergonomics And How Can You Improve Yours?

18 Nov

If you sit at a desk all day, you understand just how much stress it can put on your body. That’s why the word “ergonomics” gets tossed around when discussing an office workspace. But, what is ergonomics? According to OxfordDictionaries.com, it technically means “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. However, the word […]

GHS Implementation & What It Means For Your Business

23 Jun

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – GHS – is a system that was adopted by OSHA to facilitate the standardization of chemical identification; focused on aligning safety hazard communications within the workplace. While these GHS implementation tactics will be mainly targeting chemical manufacturers and distributors, it is still important for all […]

GHS Implementation & What It Means For Your Business

23 Jun

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – GHS – is a system that was adopted by OSHA to facilitate the standardization of chemical identification; focused on aligning safety hazard communications within the workplace. While these GHS implementation tactics will be mainly targeting chemical manufacturers and distributors, it is still important for all […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Caught-in/Between Hazards

15 Dec

caught in between hazard

So far you have learned about fall hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution hazards. The last in our series of the “Fatal Four” is about caught-in or –between hazards. So what is a caught-in or –between hazard? It is a danger or risk where injuries occur from being crushed, squeezed, caught, compressed, or pinched in between […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Struck-By Hazards Edition

15 Dec

construction struck by hazard

Last week, we talked about fall hazards at a construction site and started a series on the Fatal Four. To continue the series, this week we will be focusing on struck-by hazards. According to OSHA, struck-by injuries are produced by forcible contact or impact between the injured person and an object or piece of equipment. […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Electrocution Hazards

15 Dec

Electrocution Hazards

Following the Fall Hazards Edition and the Struck-By Hazards Edition in our Fatal Four series, this week we will be covering Electrocution Hazards. Electrocutions happen when a source of electric current passes through the human body and cause an electric shock. Electrocution hazards can be present whether a construction worker works directly or indirectly with […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Caught-in/Between Hazards

15 Dec

caught in between hazard

So far you have learned about fall hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution hazards. The last in our series of the “Fatal Four” is about caught-in or –between hazards. So what is a caught-in or –between hazard? It is a danger or risk where injuries occur from being crushed, squeezed, caught, compressed, or pinched in between […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Fall Hazards Edition

15 Dec

fall hazard sign

As a construction worker, you will be exposed to many dangerous hazards on the job site; I’m sure you already know that. But do you know which ones are the most common and what you can do to protect yourself? How about ones that OSHA views as most important? This Safety Hazard Series will be focusing […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Fall Hazards Edition

15 Dec

fall hazard sign

As a construction worker, you will be exposed to many dangerous hazards on the job site; I’m sure you already know that. But do you know which ones are the most common and what you can do to protect yourself? How about ones that OSHA views as most important? This Safety Hazard Series will be focusing […]