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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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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Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

To prevent oil spills from reaching waterways, the EPA requires facilities to follow a spill prevention, control and countermeasure, or SPCC, plan.

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Vehicle Backing Safety

1 out of every 4 vehicle accidents occur while backing. Though they often occur at low speeds, these accidents can have serious and even fatal consequences.

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Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight

Nobody likes to think about a shooting happening in their school or office but having an emergency plan can be the key to survival.

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Lithium Batteries: Safe Handling, Storage and Disposal

Lithium batteries are used in many devices present in the workplace. Proper use, handling and storage are important for keeping workers safe on the job.

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