The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, reports approximately 12,000 sexual harassment and 90,000 discrimination complaints every year. More cases are reported annually that are handled internally by companies. Others cases go unreported. All cases create a hostile workplace.Read more
How Are Food Manufacturing Workers Protected From Chemical Exposure?
Food processing and manufacturing facilities must be kept clean and sanitary to protect food safety and prevent foodborne illness. Chemical soaps, detergents, sanitizers and disinfectants are routinely used to help keep food free of unwanted microorganisms and other contaminants. These chemicals are vital to the safety and success of any food production process, but they can also be hazardous. Employees who use them or work around them need to understand their hazards and know how to protect themselves.
SafetySkills, an e-learning provider of interactive compliance training, has announced it has signed a partnership with Single Source Health & Safety LLC, a nationwide provider of American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and BLS training, AED sales and program management.Read more
A food allergy happens when the body treats a normally harmless food as though it were a dangerous substance. The body mistakes proteins in the food for more serious invaders such as viruses or bacteria. The body releases antibodies to fight the supposed intruder, which causes pain and inflammation.Read more
Nearly one-third of reportable injuries and 40% of fatalities in construction result from slips, trips, and falls. These injuries result in 50% more days away from work than other injuries. Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by slick spots, debris, clutter, and unsafe stairs or ladders.Read more
OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) standard is a vital part of making sure workers understand the chemical hazards they face…Read more
No matter when and where it happens, broken glassware is an inconvenience at best. But when laboratory glassware breaks, it can do a lot of harm. Injuries from broken glassware can range from a small cut to a serious health risk.Read more