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I Was Injured at Work: CAL OSHA Guidelines

In the state of California, all employers are legally obliged to ensure that their employees have a safe and healthy work environment. The rule is based on the California Occupational and Health Act of 1973 and it also includes the necessity of effective IIP or Injury and Illness Prevention plans. These regulations are…See More
Jul 11
Jam Blanco posted a blog post

How Radiation Changes Your DNA

Ionizing radiation can have a permanent impact on our bodies on an atomic level and can literally change our DNA. When this radiation comes in contact with cells, any of the following may happen:The cell will get damaged but will repair itselfThe radiation may pass through the cell without impacting itThe radiation can prevent the cell from reproducing or cause a mutationThe radiation can kill off the cell. This can be a concern if multiple cells start to die off in one organ such as the…See More
Jun 26
Jam Blanco posted a blog post

High Power Line Workers Safety (How To Prevent Injuries and Fatalities!)

A number of line workers fail to return home each year. They say goodbye to their loved ones only to lose their lives working on or near power lines.At any given time, these workers are exposed to occupational hazards that can either leave them with paralyzing injuries or prove fatal. According to OSHA, some of these hazards include:Working at heightsAdverse weather conditionsWorking in restricted placesCuttingWeldingBurningHigh voltage contactTo prevent injuries and fatalities, OSHA recommends…See More
Jun 25
Jam Blanco posted a blog post

Communication Towers: Commonly Encountered Hazards

Workers who maintain or install communication towers have to climb towers with the aid of ladders and other support structures. Their workplace is about 100 feet in the air in excess of 2000 feet and they have to work in all weather conditions.Needless to say, workers who work on communication towers are constantly exposed to a number of hazards. Some of the common ones include:ElectrocutionFallsFalling object hazardsEquipment failureDetrimental weather conditionsStructural failure of…See More
Jun 20
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Ways to Eliminate Stress and Anxiety at Work

If you have ever held a job in your life, stress is no stranger to you. Even if you love your profession, there are days when you just can’t wait to get home and unwind. Pressures from meeting deadlines on time, meetings, and even answering emails can take a heavy toll on your physical and emotional state.To prevent it from overwhelming you, here are some things you can do to eliminate stressors in your life:Track stressorsIf work is getting too much for you, you can manage how you deal with it…See More
Jun 8
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Is Welding Smoke Bad For You?

Welding fumes are toxic fumes which have different compositions depending on the materials that are being welded. This is why most of them contain harmful contaminants that can harm the lungs when inhaled. Limited exposure can still lead to debilitating health effects such as:Lung inflammationLoss of appetiteFluid in…See More
May 28
Jam Blanco posted a blog post

Health Risks of Coal Mining To Workers

The mining industry is rife with dangers many of which cause serious health concerns for miners. These include:Lung DiseaseBlasting and drilling operations dislodge debris in the form of dust particles that are small enough to be inhaled. With persistent exposure, this can cause pneumoconiosis, a lung disease which is incurable.…See More
May 2
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Making Temporary Construction Fencing Panels

Fencing at construction sites is necessary since it keeps both workers and the general public safe from mishaps on site. If there aren’t any clear boundaries marking off a zone, anyone can wander in and get seriously hurt. With the right precautions in place you can avoid costly lawsuits, fines, deaths and stress.…See More
Apr 26
Jam Blanco posted a blog post

Response to Marine Oil Spills

Oil spills can wreak havoc on the environment and cause irreversible damage if they aren’t controlled in a timely manner. However, emergency responders need to be trained to react to emergencies quickly and efficiently to prevent more damage. The type of training they receive should depend on their proximity to the spill and whether they need to stop, contain or recover oil from release.For instance, workers who are assigned as early responders to an oil spill should be given more training…See More
Apr 24
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Heavy Equipment Accidents in Mining

Even though the number of fatalities in the mining industry have reduced in the US, incidents involving heavy machinery and mobile equipment that are used in mines have increased in numbers. These are common in mines that are poorly supervised or have insufficient safety measures.Some of the common heavy equipment accidents…See More
Apr 11
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What Are The Different Jobs in Construction?

A construction project requires a number of professionals with a diverse range of skills to complete. Here are some of them who are critical to its success:Building Service EngineersBuilding service engineers ensure that the structure is more than just its walls and roof. They ensure that it is outfitted with everything…See More
Apr 10
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Appropriate Safety Masks to Use to Avoid Inhaling Asbestos

Workers from practically all trades, from factory workers to roofers, carpenters, auto mechanics, plumbers, and others are in danger of being exposed to asbestos on the job. Studies prove that individuals…See More
Mar 22
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Top Cal/OSHA Violations and How to Avoid Them

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health or Cal/OSHA is responsible for enforcing workplace safety standards in the state. According to the laws of the state, all employers have to have an effective and running IIPP or Injury and Illness Prevention Program in place that can prevent health and safety issues in the workplace. This includes but is not limited to plans for workplace hazards, safety communication, and safety training programs.…See More
Mar 20
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Cold Stress: How People Who Work Outside Handle the Cold

Many jobs require workers to be exposed to cold weather. These include your local postman, couriers, utility repairmen, construction, sanitation and road repair.  Employers of these workers are required to…See More
Feb 14
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Working Inside and Around the Tank

Safe Work Procedures for Working inside and Around a Tank Inspecting, cleaning and repairing large storage tanks are jobs for those who have been properly trained. These tanks may be located above or below ground.  In either case, facility owners where tanks exist must be certain their employees understand safe work…See More
Feb 7
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UST Questions Answered: What is Spill Protection?

Employees in labor industries who are required to undergo underground storage tank (UST) training need to understand the key points in the training courses related to tank spill protection.  Employees who operate tank equipment or perform environmental testing procedures also need training in UST…See More
Jan 18

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I Was Injured at Work: CAL OSHA Guidelines

In the state of California, all employers are legally obliged to ensure that their employees have a safe and healthy work environment. The rule is based on the California Occupational and Health Act of 1973 and it also includes the necessity of effective IIP or Injury and Illness Prevention plans.…

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Posted on July 11, 2018 at 11:00am

How Radiation Changes Your DNA

Ionizing radiation can have a permanent impact on our bodies on an atomic level and can literally change our DNA. When this radiation comes in contact with cells, any of the following may happen:

  • The cell will get damaged but will repair itself
  • The radiation may pass through the cell without impacting it
  • The radiation can prevent the cell from reproducing or cause a mutation
  • The radiation can kill off the cell. This can be a concern if multiple cells…
Continue

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 6:12am

High Power Line Workers Safety (How To Prevent Injuries and Fatalities!)

A number of line workers fail to return home each year. They say goodbye to their loved ones only to lose their lives working on or near power lines.

At any given time, these workers are exposed to occupational hazards that can either leave them with paralyzing injuries or prove fatal. According to OSHA, some of these hazards include:

  • Working at heights
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Working in restricted…
Continue

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 6:03am

Communication Towers: Commonly Encountered Hazards

Workers who maintain or install communication towers have to climb towers with the aid of ladders and other support structures. Their workplace is about 100 feet in the air in excess of 2000 feet and they have to work in all weather conditions.

Needless to say, workers who work on communication towers are constantly exposed to a number of hazards. Some of the common ones include:

  • Electrocution
  • Falls
  • Falling object hazards
  • Equipment…
Continue

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 4:45am

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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Manila, Philippines
What industry do you work in?
Marketing
What is your job title?
Marketing Specialist
What company do you work for or associate with?
Osha Campus
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
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Search Engine Page Result
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Most schools in villages are opening small chemistry laboratories and allowing the students to experiment whatever they have been taught. The education quality of village schools is not up to the…Continue

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Workers paticipation in safety management is the aspect which is required to be implemented in the OHSAS 18001 2007 version. , I invite our experience community members to share their views on the…Continue

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