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  • Your Express Guide To Protective Equipment
    published on June 12th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Protective Equipment Explained - This section gives advice about general personal protective equipment (PPE), which may be required to protect against injury. Hard hats: On almost all sites there is a risk of injury from falling materials.
  • Workplace Safety: Get Employees Involved
    published on May 31st, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    For some employers' safety is the most important aspect of their business, a healthy investment which their company strives to promote throughout the workplace. Yet others see safety as code for an over burdensome waste of time, money, and effort. For businesses struggling with safety culture improvement, here are a few tips to raise and increase awareness.
  • 5 Types of Materials to Store in Your Flammable Storage Cabinet
    published on May 30th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Easily ignited materials like gases, liquids and solids must be stored carefully. The flammable storage cabinets are essential to protect the workspace and workers. Also, the right flame proof material should be used to match the specific type of substance that is being stored.
  • GHS SDS and Importance of Keeping Them Updated
    published on May 25th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Non-compliance happens because the upstream supplier has not supplied the GHS SDS and the user/dealer has not been diligent enough to check this. Manufacturers and dealers must first check their inventory and tally this against the SDS in their possession to make sure all such data sheets are updated.
  • Know About CLP-REACH Specific Classification of Specialty Chemicals
    published on May 25th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Business in chemicals in the EU is different and more complex because of REACH and CLP regulations that are inherently more complex. CLP regulation defines criteria for labeling, classification, and packaging of hazardous chemicals in the EU, whether these are for industrial use or for consumer use, even chemical products used in small quantities.
  • Some Aspects of GHS Safety Data Sheets
    published on May 18th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Nations across the world are adopting the UN recommended Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals with the purpose of achieving several objectives. One objective is a protection of the health of workers involved in the chain of processing, storage, handling and transportation of chemicals. Another is to safeguard the environment.
  • Safety Data Sheets From Emergency Response and Fire Fighter Perspective
    published on May 18th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    There is an inherent risk present in chemicals, especially those that are classified as hazardous. There is a risk of toxicity, fire, and explosion. Even with best practices, one must be prepared for worst case scenarios where such chemicals may spill, come into contact with the skin of handlers, be inhaled or ingested by them or cause fires or contaminate the soil.
  • 6 Types of Crowd Control Barriers
    published on May 12th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Any large gathering at festivals, special religious days, or protests can benefit from having the proper crowd control barriers. They are very effective at handling the crowds and significantly increase the level of safety.
  • The Benefit of Labelling and Classification for Chemical Safety
    published on May 1st, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Exposure to chemicals can affect many people within the society. We deal with different types of chemical products throughout the day. Individuals working in the laboratory have the higher risk. Chemical effects do not even leave the homemakers cooking in the kitchen.
  • 4 Types of Emergency Safety Showers
    published on April 27th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    An emergency safety shower is a must-have piece of kit for the laboratory or other work environment that has the potential to put workers at risk of hazardous substances. They are used in addition to normal safety precautions, such as face shields and goggles.
  • Keep Aging Workers Safe
    published on April 18th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    The workforce is getting older. People are living longer, and dollars aren't going as far as they'd like. How much of the work force will be at least 55 years old in five years from now? Look at you workers whose still on the job. This is just the world today. Workers are working longer.
  • Top 8 Major Elements of Personal Protection Equipment
    published on April 17th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    With protective attributes of different equipment all these products have to be in comparison with the many expected hazards that are present in the workplace. With more breathable personal protective equipment you wouldn't get any contamination but receives better satisfaction.
  • Safety Management Series - Be a Skeptic - It Makes You Smarter
    published on April 10th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    The best question I was EVER asked was "Why do you think that Al?" If you can't answer that question with objective evidence please consider looking for more sources of evidence! It's the evidence that will lead us to the truth AND we'll all be smarter because of it!
  • Nesting Measurable Activities in Your Organization Aligning HSE Culture to Management Functions
    published on April 10th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    When I'm speaking with OH&S Consultants/Experts a common question is often discussed. It is, "How do we get the right behaviours out of the people who work in our organizations... including the Management Team?" The following article is what I often share with them to frame a discussion. Feel free to share these ideas with your peers and just as importantly, with your Management Team. Perhaps we can spark a larger discussion about measuring what really matters in Safety Management and move away from the illogical and impractical method of measuring safety by the lack of injury reports. So here goes... I hope following two part article sparks some ideas!
  • Safety Management Series - Self-Directed Coaching Model - DECIDE
    published on April 10th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    The interesting thing about humans is that we have a marvelous talent of often accomplishing what we set out to do. Our determination through the history of humans has proven that if we set a goal and have a plan we often end up where we want to be (or at least somewhere close). Sometimes that journey requires that we have help and other times we can accomplish the goal by ourselves. Either way it's essential that you know where you want to be and have a plan to get there. The famous quote by Yogi Berra comes to mind: "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." So let's move towards a method of developing a goal and a plan to get where we want to go with our improved skills and knowledge. Let's D.E.C.I.D.E. to achieve our goals!
  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Help in Compliance and Employee Safety at Workplaces
    published on April 4th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Over 65 countries have adopted the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. There were disparities in the way various countries classified chemicals and specified safety procedures.
  • GHS SDS Changes Employee Training, Awareness and Safety
    published on April 4th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    It has happened many times and it will keep on happening. A spill occurs and employees, not knowing the hazard level of the spilled chemical, start searching for safety data sheets or just follow the usual procedure of mopping up the hazardous substance causing more harm in the process.
  • Why Safety Is Important In The Workplace
    published on March 23rd, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    These days, companies are gong arms and lengths to keep the workplace safe. New rules are being formulated as well as existing technology is being upgraded in order to ensure safety in the workplace. Companies are employing various resources to ensure the safety of the workers. They are also offering various on-the-job safety training to all the employees so that nobody's safety or security is compromised in the workspace.
  • What To Avoid When Choosing IOSH Managing Safely E-Learning
    published on March 20th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Today, more and more individuals are looking for courses that can help improve their skills and knowledge. Apart from that, individuals also look for courses that can help them increase their job opportunities. Luckily, there are institutions that offer short courses for individuals most especially employees.
  • Objectives of Using Protective Equipment
    published on March 20th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Without proper protective clothing, it is dangerous for a worker to expose himself to an administrative environment that does not minimize the potential risks at an acceptable level. Protective equipment is needed wherever hazard is present. In some extreme cases, even safety garments could not eliminate the risk completely.
  • When Should You Consult Health And Safety Advisors
    published on March 17th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Fire risk assessments are imperative. Every property must have timely and holistic fire risk assessments conducted by health and safety advisors. The inspection should be professionally reported to a detailed account. It shouldn't be a casual exercise touring a property and just verbally communicating if there is something amiss or if everything is fine.
  • 4 Useful Flammable Material Storage Options
    published on March 16th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Flammable materials can include gas, liquids and solids. Proper storage of these materials is essential to avoid exposing employees to danger.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) And Occupational Safety
    published on March 13th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    This article explains the term personal protective equipment. It also illustrates the significance of safety garments for working people.
  • Cutting Corners Might Just Cut You Back
    published on March 8th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    The problem with cutting corners is that sometimes those corners come back and cut you. It seems like our innate human nature is to take the easy road whenever possible. Often, the easy road seems to make more sense in our own brain.
  • Job Safety Analysis - A Major Part Of The Risk Management Process
    published on March 8th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    One of the purposes of having a safety program and safety personnel on a project is to reduce risk of injury. How we approach the issue of risk management can mean the difference between a project with few injuries or one where injuries is the norm.
  • Simple Use Tips To Get The Most From An Anti-Fog Solution
    published on March 6th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Anti-fog solutions or treatments are chemicals designed to prevent water condensation on different surfaces to create fog. The solutions work through minimizing surface tension thus a non-scattering film of water results instead of single water droplets. Most create hydrophilic surface and alter wetting degree. The solutions help in reducing fogging on a number of surfaces including prescription glasses, sunglasses, goggles, safety glasses and camera lenses among many others.
  • Tips: Injury Free Worksite
    published on February 27th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Keeping workers safe is the best way to keep your workers' compensation costs down. Before sending workers into areas with known or unknown hazards, companies should be very familiar with the risks involved.
  • REACH Safety Data Sheets, Complex Yet Unavoidable For Trade With the EU
    published on February 20th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, a regulation that was enacted in December 2006 and which became one of the strictest in the world. It came into effect in June 2007. Any manufacturer or supplier who wishes to trade with EU buyers must necessarily comply and prepare REACH safety data sheet for each chemical product.
  • GHS Hazard Classification and Compliance Facilitates International Trade
    published on February 15th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    The deadline for American companies engaged in manufacturing, dealing or exporting in chemicals has passed but the process still continues. Some are expeditious in the transition while others, due to some reason or the other, are still in the process.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets Are Almost the Same As SDS
    published on February 15th, 2017 at 07:33 AM
    Data sheets for chemicals provide vital information that helps people employed in the process flow to better understand associated hazards and take suitable precautions. It is the right of employees and people in the chain to have access to this information.

  

 
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