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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…

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Added by Jam Blanco on April 24, 2018 at 9:46am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jam Blanco on April 11, 2018 at 6:14am — No Comments

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 Engineers

Building service engineers ensure that the structure is more than just its walls and roof. They ensure…

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Added by Jam Blanco on April 10, 2018 at 4:48am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jam Blanco on March 22, 2018 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

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.…

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Added by Jam Blanco on March 20, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jam Blanco on February 14, 2018 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jam Blanco on February 7, 2018 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jam Blanco on January 18, 2018 at 11:19am — No Comments

Pregnant Workers and Chemical Risk

It is very hazardous for pregnant women to be exposed to chemical factors while working. Let's take a look at some of the hazards that chemical exposure has for a pregnant woman and ways they can try to avoid it.

 

Exposures to some chemical hazards have…

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Added by Jam Blanco on January 16, 2018 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Workplace Violence: Work Related Homicides

Work violence risks exist in virtually every workplace for a variety of reasons. They occur as employee to employee threats, physical attacks, verbal assaults, threats of physical abuse and homicide. In the U.S., two million employees each year experience some form of work…

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Added by Jam Blanco on January 15, 2018 at 11:58am — No Comments

OSHA Standards for Tower Cranes

One of the major safety concerns for construction managers is compliance with OSHA standards for tower cranes. These types of cranes are used mainly in the construction of tall buildings. However, they can also be used short term for construction of pollution control equipment in industrial…

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Added by Jam Blanco on December 29, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Dangers in Misused Electrical Equipment

Electrical hazards are dangerous in nature, but are also incredibly simple to avoid as long as proper guidelines and practices are being observed in the workplace. Today, we’ll revisit why electrocution remains a red flag for many companies, and how misused electrical…

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Added by Jam Blanco on December 28, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

MSHA Dam Safety Program

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), a division of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, provides a complete listing of hazard classifications for dams.

 

These include:

  • Low Hazard Potential
  • High Hazard Potential
  • Significant Hazard…
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Added by Jam Blanco on December 6, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

Corrosion-Related Injuries

Petroleum refining is a high hazard industry posing a number of risks to workers. Corrosion of containers and equipment can cause accidents and leaks. Some industrial substances employees might use can cause irreversible skin damage. A little knowledge and preparation can go a long way to preventing…

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Added by Jam Blanco on November 2, 2017 at 4:25am — No Comments

Hazardous Waste Dangers

Every day, we use chemicals all around us and more than 70,000 chemicals are used regularly worldwide. Whether they are synthetic, man-made or natural, when used and disposed of properly, they are able to enhance the quality of life. However when they are improperly used and disposed of,…

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Added by Jam Blanco on August 13, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Respiratory Protection Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require workers to be free from any hazardous atmospheres. Respirators provide the protection against toxic substances in the workplace by reducing or eliminating them. OSHA’s Respirator Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) has “requirements for program administration, work site-specific procedures, respirator selection, employee training, fit…

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Added by Jam Blanco on July 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Prepare for Hazardous Waste Hazards

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Workers dealing with hazardous waste and substances have the right to a safe workplace. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency…

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Added by Jam Blanco on July 11, 2014 at 7:02am — No Comments

Forklift Workers Safety Practices

There is an estimate of 175,000 employees work in over 7,000 warehouses across the nation. Warehouse operations provide many risks and hazards for workers. One of which is the forklift. In the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most common citations for warehousing establishment, the forklift is at number…

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Added by Jam Blanco on July 7, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Is Your Facility Compliant with OSHA Standards?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 introduced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”

OSHA aims to implement these standards by conducting audits all over the country. OSHA compliance officers inspect a company without notice, to check its…

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Added by Jam Blanco on June 19, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments

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If you have knowledge of other programming languages, then you would know the importance of conditional statements. Conditional statements are required for taking decisions. Whenever we operate the…Continue

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