Is your workplace safe? Hazard communication is critical when workers are exposed to chemical hazards
Sometimes, workers make poor choices. But as employers, it's our job to educate them to make the best ones. And as safety-conscious businesses who want to ensure safety while minimizing liability, keeping records of safety compliance is essential. Case in point: A worker on his break decided to use a company propane torch to light his cigar. It cau...
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The what and why of Industrial Hygiene
To prevent employees from getting sick or injured in the workplace, Industrial Hygiene (IH) Programs are necessary. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines Industrial Hygiene as the practice of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace hazards to prevent employee injuries and illnesses. Having and unde...
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Evaluating the dangers of lead service pipes to keep the community's drinking water safe
 Although lead pipes are often thought of as relics of a bygone era, they are still a common component of water systems. Recent estimates indicate that up to 12.8 million homes in the U.S. are served by water systems with lead service lines, which are most common in older homes and infrastructure. In the past, lead was a common water service l...
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Experts bring value during lead and asbestos inspection
 Most people are aware that lead and asbestos exposure can have health-threatening consequences. When there is cause for concern, being aware of the dangers of asbestos, lead and other toxins – and knowing how to prevent and remove them safely – is the first step. Inspections by licensed experts who test for lead and asbestos can ensure safety...
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Setting sights on safety for all employees
Creating a culture that promotes safety at work should be every employer’s priority – and it’s equally important if you hire seasonal staff. With spring here and school wrapping up, many municipalities and organizations in a variety of sectors will set sights on hiring summer help. More than 3 million people will soon become seasonal or temporary w...
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