Ergonomic Support Can Protect Workers From Injuries

A small investment in ergonomic support products for employees can often pay huge dividends down the line for businesses. Workers who are free of pain are more productive, less likely to quit, and happier in their jobs, creating a more efficient business environment. Fewer work-related injuries also can reduce the number of costly workmen’s compensation … Read more

When, How, and Why to Test and Recharge Fire Extinguishers

One of the most important pieces of equipment at any business is one that is never used, at least if everything goes right. In most workspaces, fire extinguishers are something that are always there waiting for the moment that hopefully never comes. But when you need to use it, you want to make sure your … Read more

New Free Smartphone App Measures Workplace Noise Levels

If you think that the noise levels at your workplace are at unsafe levels, but you aren’t sure how to measure them, a federal agency has created a new smartphone app that anybody can use. The Sound Level Meter app was created by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health so that anybody … Read more

How to Extinguish Different Types of Workplace Fires

Throw water on a grease fire and it will get bigger. Use a fire hose on an electrical fire and you could put everybody in the vicinity in danger of an electrical shock. Knowing how to extinguish different types of workplace fires does more than just cut down on property damage. It also could prevent … Read more

Labor Department Offers Safety Help to Smaller-Sized Contractors

While the biggest construction contractors often have teams of safety and health specialists on staff to help identify and eliminate safety hazards, smaller-scale contractors who make up the majority of construction businesses are generally on their own. Until now, that is. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a new guide designed to … Read more

Investing in Lift Tables Can Save You Money in the Long Run

Quick: What is the average height of all the employees in your workplace? In the US, the average height for men is 5 foot 10 inches. For women, the average height is 5 feet 4 inches. But that’s the national average. Most of your worker are going to be either taller or shorter than that. … Read more

How to Clean Up Small Fuel Spills Safely

Workplace accidents involving spilled gasoline, diesel, waste oil, engine fluids, and other potentially explosive fuels can put your employees,┬áproducts, and workplace at risk. For bigger spills, the best response is to call 911 and have the local fire department handle the situation.┬áBut for smaller spills, it may be possible to control the spread of spilled … Read more

Now Hear This: ‘OSHA Wants Your Noise Reduction Ideas’

Every year, an estimated 22 million workers risk losing all or part of their hearing as a result of workplace noise hazards. Now two government agencies are turning to a group experts for ideas on how to reduce workplace noise: The workers themselves. “Hear and Now – The Noise Safety Challenge” is a national contest … Read more

5 Affordable Traffic Control Products that Can Improve Facility Safety Instantly

Workplace accidents are bad for business. Not only can they result in hospital bills, reduced productivity, and a disruption in the workflow, but they also can attract attention from federal safety officials, demoralize other employees, and create a toxic work environment. Avoiding workplace accidents like vehicle collisions with people and property and tip over accidents … Read more

Report: Hearing Loss the Most Common Work-Related Illness

Each year, more than 22 million workers in the US are exposed to loud noise levels in their workplace that pose a serious occupational hazard, which is one of the reasons hearing loss caused by high noise exposure is the most common work-related illness among workers, according to a new report. The study — which … Read more