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.Read more
Security Threat Awareness
While most workplaces are generally safe environments, employees should be aware of potential security threats and prevention tactics.
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.Read more
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.Read more
To prevent oil spills from reaching waterways, the EPA requires facilities to follow a spill prevention, control and countermeasure, or SPCC, plan.Read more
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.Read more