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Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace hazards are sometimes hidden in plain sight. Workers and managers need to be aware of 10 dangerous hotspots in facilities. Fall protection is needed on ledges, stairs and places people may slip and fall. Air quality is often ignored because it’s mostly unseen. PPE can help. Temporary electrical installations, such as

Dan Clark | July 10, 2014 | Podcast, Workplace Hazards | Electrical Safety, Facility Efficiency, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Hazcom, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

Chemical safety in the workplace requires solid cooperation between management and employees. Workers must wear the proper PPE, which will vary based on the chemicals being handled. To maintain industrial hygiene, employees must follow procedures for handling chemicals, based on the company’s HazCom, the Hazard Communication Plan. All workers should know procedures

Dan Clark | July 9, 2014 | Chemical Safety, GHS, Podcast | GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, PPE, Safety, Spill Cleanup, Workplace Safety


Hazard Labels

Hazard Labels

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings, proper labeling of hazards is important for employee safety, and fit well with 5S, Six Sigma and Lean systems. Hazard labels should be put on dangerous chemical containers to GHS standards,

Dan Clark | July 1, 2014 | GHS Labeling, Podcast, Signs and Labels | Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, Organized Workplace, Pipe marking, Safety, Workplace Safety


Universal Safety Standards

Universal Safety Standards

Will universal safety standards cause more problems than they solve? Implementing rules across cultures and languages will have benefits, but also potential issues. GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of labeling hazardous chemicals is one example of standardized visual warnings being adopted worldwide. The United Nations began planning the program in 1992, and

Dan Clark | May 29, 2014 | GHS, Podcast, Universal Safety Standards | Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety