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Understanding Spill Control Products

Since the BP Oil Spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be in the headlines since April 20, 2010, it’s an appropriate time to give an overview of Spill Control Products available today for your facility. To keep your workplace safe and to avoid fines and injuries, you must comply with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Spills happen so be…See More
Jun 24, 2010
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Maintaining Hard Hats-don't overlook it!

Most people don’t think of Hard Hats very often, we definitely take them for granted. They are heavily used daily yet are an understated piece of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The…See More
Jun 10, 2010
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The Basics of Lockout/Tagout

What is Lockout/Tagout?OSHA Standard CFR 1910.147 was developed to ensure before any employee performs any servicing/maintenance on a machine or equipment where unexpected energizing, start up or release ofstored energy could occur and cause injury, the machine or equipment shall be isolated from the energy source, and rendered inoperative. Why is it important?Two main reasons: to keep equipment…See More
Jun 4, 2010
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Understanding Padlock Keying Options

OSHA Regulation 1910.147 is the standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout). This is an important regulation that needs to be understood and followed. One component is the use of padlocks in your lock-out/tagout program. As you know, there are many choices when it comes to padlock selection.Top brands such as…See More
Apr 30, 2010
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Prevent Work-Related Falls & Deaths- Know the ABC’s of Fall Arrest Systems

Every year, over 100,000 injuries and deaths are the result of work-related falls- one of the highest causes of death in the workplace. So, according to OSHA1926.502, it is every employer’s responsibility to develop and maintain a fallprotection program.Do you know the…See More
Apr 27, 2010
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What type of medical glove do I need?

There are three major types of medical gloves: latex, vinyl/synthetic and nitrile. The FDA regulates the quality of exam gloves produced and forces factories to conform to standards set. Today, all medical-grade examgloves must pass through a series of tests to be sold in the U.S. market. This overview andrecap of pros and cons should help you decide the exact type you need toprotect your workers and be OSHA compliant.Latex GlovesThis is the original material used to create medical gloves. Due…See More
Apr 21, 2010
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Slips, Trips and Falls- are you prepared?

April is Injury Prevention Month. Take the time this month to look at yourtraining programs, replace any faded signs or ripped marking tape and stock up on essential Personal Protective Wear (PPE). Did you know?· 4.1 million people suffer a workplace injury each year· 185 people (in the US) die each day from workplace injuries · Lost quality of life costs an additional $3,080.1 billion · Total days lost: 80,000,000· Cause of most…See More
Apr 16, 2010
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For those focused on safety in health care offices - medical, dental, labs, hospitals, etc.
Apr 16, 2010
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Safety Signs Tags and Labels

For those in charge or responsible for ensuring that their facility communicates safety messaging to the fullest extent, following all regulations and promoting the best possible practices to keep employees and visitors safe from danger.
Mar 30, 2010
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Mar 30, 2010
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Everything you need to know about head protection.
Mar 30, 2010
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Utility - Generation, T&D, Gas, Water, CommunicationSee More
Mar 30, 2010
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For those working in Carpentry, Drywall, Electric, General Labor, HVAC, Landscaping, Masonry and Plumbing.
Mar 30, 2010
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Social Media for Safety

A place to discuss tips, tricks and ideas for using social media tools to communicate, educate and raise awareness of safety issues. On Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social networks? Using RSS, mashups or APIs? Tell us about your projects!See More
Mar 30, 2010
Donna Kolody posted a blog post

Safety Glasses- what color lens do I need?

With so many choices of safety glasses on the market, it can be very confusing finding exactly what lens color you need and want. As you may already know, there are many top brand manufacturers: 3M, AO Safety, UVEX, Pyramex, Crews, Sperian, DeWalt, Harley Davidson, United, Jackson Safety etc. Emedco has a…See More
Mar 29, 2010
Donna Kolody posted a blog post

Hearing Protection and Understanding the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

Hearing protection prevents hearing loss in loud workplaces, saving your employees' hearing, lost work, time and money. Don't risk damaging your employees hearing ability, let them know that you put their safety first!To better understand the type of hearing protection you should buy, the Environmental Protection Agency…See More
Mar 19, 2010

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colleagues are on it.
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Donna Kolody's Blog

Understanding Spill Control Products

Since the BP Oil Spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be in the headlines since April 20, 2010, it’s an appropriate time to give an overview of Spill Control Products available today for your facility. To keep your workplace safe and to avoid fines and injuries, you must comply with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Spills happen so be… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 9:54am

Maintaining Hard Hats-don't overlook it!



Most people don’t think of Hard Hats very often, we definitely take them for granted. They are heavily used daily yet are an understated piece of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The…

Continue

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 4:02pm

The Basics of Lockout/Tagout

What is Lockout/Tagout?



OSHA Standard CFR 1910.147 was developed to ensure before any employee performs

any servicing/maintenance on a machine or equipment where unexpected energizing, start up or release of

stored energy could occur and cause…

Continue

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 12:12pm

Understanding Padlock Keying Options



OSHA Regulation 1910.147 is the standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout). This is an important regulation that needs to be understood and followed. One component is the use of padlocks in your

lock-out/tagout program. As you know, there are many choices when it comes to…

Continue

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 12:35pm

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At 10:05am on March 2, 2010, Ken Oswald said…
Donna, Welcome to the safety community. I hope you find it is a wonderful network full of information through our blogs, forums and groups. I invite you to join our ergonomics group. It would be great to have you as a member. Again welcome.
 
 
 

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Anyone wanting to get educated about the new OSHA training requirements on GHS labeling systems should view the free online tutorial at…Continue

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Whether working at home or outside, to observe safety should be our pre-requisite. The employer before anything must be sure of the safety of its employees especially the ones working in mines or any…Continue

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Although the retail industry as a whole is substantial, the costs to protect a business from injury liability can make quite the dent in profit margins. On average, the costs of employee and customer…Continue

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OSHA/NEC Working Space Requirements

I joined the community because I have a question about NEC/OSHA regulations.  I'm sure I will have more :).  My question is what is the allowable distance from an MCC/control panel face to the edge…Continue

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