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Crude Oil Facilities: An Introduction to Safety 

Created on: July 25, 2016
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What does your workday look like? If you’re like most people with a nine-to-five job, you spend your days working in an office, most likely at a desk, on a computer or laptop. Perhaps you also get together with coworkers for meetings or conference calls throughout your day.

Implementing a Successful Workplace Safety Program 

Created on: July 21, 2016
Crafting an OSHA compliant safety plan

For industries dealing with crude oil, toxic chemicals, heights or dangerous machinery, the workplace poses many potential dangers. While you as the terminal, project or company manager, might not be able to eliminate potential threats, you can certainly work to reduce workplace dangers.

The Complex Notes of Chocolate Handling 

Created on: July 15, 2016
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You may not think about it while eating your next chocolate-covered bonbon, but the liquid chocolate that makes a treat, well, a treat had a very long and challenging journey as it found its way to you. Liquid chocolate solidifies when cool, burns easily if too hot and, because it’s meant for human consumption, requires safeguards that ensure continuous hygienic conditions.

Major OSHA Updates Begin August 1st 

Created on: July 13, 2016
Safety Inspection Fines Increase

(As of July 13, 2016, OSHA has announced that it will delay enforcement of their new anti-retaliation regulations until November 1, 2016. The following blog post has been edited to reflect these changes.) Come August, there will be a new batch of OSHA rules and regulations going into effect. How will you know which ones impact you and how to decipher the new guidelines? Here, we’ve summarized the key updates to note, and what to pay attention to in the coming weeks.

Summer Weather Safety Tips 

Created on: July 6, 2016
Summer Weather Safety

Not only does warm weather increase the risk of heat-related illness, it also increases the likelihood of severe weather conditions, including hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and more. This blog takes a closer look at the most frequent summer weather hazards, and how to best protect your employees.

Planning a Fall Rescue Strategy 

Created on: June 30, 2016
Fall Protection Plan

Not all jobs involve the risk of extreme heights, toxic chemicals, heavy machinery or other hazards. But for those that do, it’s imperative to implement adequate fall protection. According to OSHA, fall protection plans are critical as falls are the most frequent cause of serious injuries and death in the workplace.

A Better Workplace: Taking Safety to a New Level 

Created on: June 27, 2016
Workplace Safety

For many workers in America, staying safe on the job is a daily topic of concern. From industrial manufacturing to the energy sector, many fields may place workers in situations that heighten their personal safety risk. This is why there are multiple safety guidelines put into place by organizations like OSHA, and why employers can often feel inundated with information on workplace safety.

It’s National Safety Month! 

Created on: June 23, 2016
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As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And there’s no better time than now to focus on preventing workplace injuries — especially since June is the National Safety Council’s (NSC) National Safety Month.

A Celebration of Innovation 

Created on: June 20, 2016
White House Week of Making

America loves to make things. Our history is filled with creative, innovative individuals who constantly remind us that progress is always possible. The White House’s Week of Making is held annually to support and celebrate the diversity of American makers, both big and small.

Happy, Healthy Employees Begin With You 

Created on: June 16, 2016
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Nothing slows down productivity quite like an on-the-job-injury. Not only does the task at hand stop immediately, but depending on the injury severity, the task could remain stalled for some time. The last thing an employer wants is to injure their workers or call off a job assignment. It hurts employee morale and will cost […]

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Tech Trends for 2016
Created on: February 16, 2016

Drones, virtual reality, augmented reality and the Internet of Things (Industrial and otherwise) will top all sorts of buzzword lists this year. But what about the new manufacturing tech that has been glossed over a little? Here are some of the developments that could help you transform for 2016.

We all have some idea about how science fiction will blur into reality this year, with drones, virtual reality and, of course, the Internet of Things (Industrial and otherwise) topping all sorts of buzzword lists. Any of those technologies could — and probably will — affect manufacturing this year...
Don't Trip Over OSHA Compliance: Adequate Fall Protection Paramount to Employee Safety
Created on: February 16, 2016

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA recently announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015 and fall protection (1926.501) ranks as its top violation with 6,721 citations for the year.

According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics, fatalities from falls, slips and trips increased 10 percent to 793 in 2014 from 724 in 2013. Transportation and material moving occupations accounted for the largest share (28 percent) of fatal occupational injuries of any occupation group. Fatal work injuries in this group...