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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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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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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Passenger Van Driver Safety

Many organizations choose to transport passengers using twelve- to fifteen-passenger vans, but treating them like standard vehicles could be risky.

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Safe Trip Planning for Over-the-Road Drivers

Good planning is important for drivers to make their deliveries safely, comfortably, and on time.

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Electrical Safety on the Job

Working with or around electricity exposes employees to dangers such as electric shock, fires and explosions. Fortunately, most of these dangers can be easily prevented if employees are trained to identify and avoid electrical hazards.

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SafetySkills Partners with the University of South Florida and American Safety Council to Offer OSHA-Authorized Training

Beginning in May, clients of SafetySkills’ Learning Management System (LMS) will have the option of choosing to add OSHA-authorized…

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