Bloodborne pathogens

Who Needs a Bloodborne Pathogens Program?

This standard protects workers who can reasonably be anticipated to come into contact with blood or OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Material) as a result of doing their job duties....
A closeup of gears in a machine.

Performing a Risk Assessment and Determining Controls

A risk assessment is a guide to estimate, evaluate and reduce risks associated with machine tools. When performing a risk assessment (hazard analysis), attention should be given to exposure to...
Machinery in a factory.

Machine Safeguarding Basics

This is the first in a four part series of machine safeguarding blogs. Each blog addresses a different aspect of machine guarding as it applies to some of the most common machines...
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How to Prevent Forklift Truck Accidents

Powered industrial trucks (commonly called Forklift trucks) are used in most industries to move heavy and awkward material promptly and safely. Their use reduces the lifting exposure over manual...
Two employees reviewing documents.

All Aboard the On-Boarding Train

The new hire on-boarding process – that wonderful process that new employees experience before they really start working. This is the time where new hires are ready to make...
An aging worker tying his running shoe.

Promoting Health and Safety Among Your Aging Workers

Every day, employers across the United States are faced with the fact that their workforce is aging. For years, employers have celebrated stable employment numbers and low turnover; however, the...
A driver safely existing his truck.

Driver Safety: 3-Points of Contact

Did you know that one of the highest risks of injury for commercial truck drivers is the simple task of entering or exiting a truck cab? Falls from truck...
An inspector and an employee discussing a close call at the workplace.

How to Implement a Near Miss Reporting Program

Events are happening every day at facilities throughout the US that employers are not aware of. These events are close calls where something occurs and almost causes an accident,...
A manager speaking with her employees over video chat.

Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further action from Congress...
A worker conducting a safety meeting while co-workers listen intently.

The Purpose of a Safety Meeting

Do you sometimes find it difficult to hold your safety meetings on a consistent basis? Do you get push back or questions on your need to have safety meetings...