Electrical Safety for Research and Education

Electricity is a vital part of research and education facility operations, but it can also pose an extreme health hazard in those facilities.

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Security Threat Awareness

While most workplaces are generally safe environments, employees should be aware of potential security threats and prevention tactics.

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Hazard Communication for the Oil and Gas Industry

HAZCOM programs are important in the oil and gas industry, where employees are regularly exposed to harmful, even potentially fatal chemical hazards

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Oil and Gas Personnel

From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job—a fatality rate seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries. Workers in the oil and gas industry face a wide variety of hazards in their daily job duties. To help prevent workers from coming into contact with these hazards, employers will provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Temporary Worker Safety

All workers—regardless of whether they’re temporary or permanent hires—have the right to a safe and healthful workplace. Unfortunately, temporary workers have been shown to be at a much higher risk for serious injury or death in the workplace than permanent employees.

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Machine Guarding

Manufacturers design their machines to protect operators from coming into contact with hazardous parts. Despite this, machines cause more than 18,000 injuries—including amputations, lacerations, and crushing injuries—in the United States each year.

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Hand and Power Tool Safety

According to a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hand and power tool injuries send an average of 400,000 people to the emergency room each year. These tools can cause lacerations, puncture wounds, dismemberment, burns, electrical shock, and death. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures that employees can take to prevent tool injuries from occurring.

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Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted new hazardous chemical labeling requirements. Almost all chemical manufacturers, importers, distributers and employers in the United States are now required to use the Globally Harmonized System of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals (GHS). This new system updated the requirements for safety data sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets) and chemical labels.

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Foreign Material Control in Food Manufacturing

Discover the many cost-effective foreign material control solutions food manufacturers use for detecting physical contaminants in food products.

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