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Asbestos in the Workplace: Five Current Hazards (And Five Ways to Manage It)

May 21, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Asbestos in the Workplace: Five Current Hazards (And Five Ways to Manage It)

    Industrial manufacturers once considered asbestos a miracle mineral. It was inexpensive, lightweight and extremely versatile; the thin fibers could add a fireproof element to almost any product. As a result, companies made asbestos-laced products throughout most of the 20th century. Everything from factory equipment to industrial materials and consumer products contained the fibers. […]

Safety App Of The Week

May 18, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety App Of The Week

–     Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from ♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are […]

Is Your Workforce Protected From Electrical Hazards?

May 15, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Is Your Workforce Protected From Electrical Hazards?

      “The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.”   Click here to see their three-step self-assessment protocol for evaluating the effectiveness of your workplace electrical safety program.  It will help to improve electrical safety at your workplace. Also, below […]

The Basics Of Workers Compensation Insurance

May 13, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
The Basics Of Workers Compensation Insurance

    In the USA, if an employee is injured on the job, the injured employee will automatically receive pre-defined benefits that will pay for: medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, and death benefits.   Employers are required to carry workers compensation (WC) insurance to cover these expenses.   The Insurance Information Institute has a detailed primer on WC that can be viewed here.  […]

Ionizing Radiation Safety

May 12, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Ionizing Radiation Safety

    Workplace ionizing radiation exposures that  occupational safety and health professionals sometimes need to deal with include food irradiation, weldment inspections, and the medical use of radiation.  I have listed below some popular Internet resources on ionizing radiation hazards and their control.  This information will provide a primer on the subject for those who want to learn […]

Safety App Of The Week

May 11, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety App Of The Week

–             Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from ♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of […]

Dermatitis, Skin Diseases and Skin Sensitizers

May 5, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Dermatitis, Skin Diseases and Skin Sensitizers

    Many industries have employees who are regularly exposed to coolants or other chemicals.  Sometimes, workers develop a serious case of dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) from long term exposure to industrial chemicals. Two companies that I know of had good success in reducing cases of hand/arm dermatitis caused by machine coolants by using the following controls: Enclose machines to contain […]

Safety App Of The Week

May 4, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety App Of The Week

–           Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from ♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the […]

Machine Guarding Resources

April 23, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Machine Guarding Resources

    Below are links to dozens of our favorite free machine guarding resources.  These standards and best safety practices include: tool box talks, bulletins, fact sheets, posters, books, accident investigations, and guidelines. Concepts and techniques of machine safeguarding Machine safety – prevention of mechanical hazards Understanding machine guarding Machine safety OSHA’s machine guarding standards […]

Top 10 iPhone iPad Safety Apps!

April 20, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Top 10 iPhone  iPad Safety Apps!

  – Top 10 iPhone iPad Safety Apps!   During the last three years we have reviewed and rated literally hundreds of Apple IOS safety apps.  We’re often asked “Which of these iPhone and iPad apps are our all time favorites?” If told that we could only use ten  iOS (iPad, iPhone) mobile safety apps ever again, […]

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