From May 7 – 11, OSHA is inviting employers across the U.S. to take part in National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls.
Selecting the right chemical protective gloves for your employees can be a challenging exercise. According to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry, there are more than 60 million registered chemicals and even in in a typical production process or production facility, many different chemicals and mixes are used, and every unique set of chemicals requires specific chemical protection.
In previous blogs, we’ve talked about the benefits of natural and synthetic glove materials. Depending on the work that’s being done, one area that’s especially important is a glove’s level of cut resistance, because it can make the difference between whether a workplace injury is minor or severe.
In our previous blog, we talked about the benefits of four different types of leather that are commonly used in work gloves.
IWhen it comes to getting the job done, it’s always important to protect your hands. That’s why it’s important to know the strengths and weaknesses of the materials your gloves are made from. While gloves come in all manner of materials, many employees still prefer the unique properties of leather gloves when they’re on the job.
Before creating your checklist here are four things to keep in mind:
Developing a comprehensive health and safety checklist is an important first step in creating a safe workplace. Identifying potential hazards and developing procedures to handle them will ensure the safety of your employees and show your commitment to building a culture of safety in your workplace.
Workplace injuries cost companies over $62 billion each year and cause significant physical and emotional pain for those injured and their families. By not providing the proper protection or not giving the proper instruction on how to care for or use safety equipment, you are leaving employees vulnerable to injury and your business open to a negative impact on your bottom line.
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Machinery in the workplace can be of great benefit if used correctly and safely. Heavy machinery completes many tasks in a timely manner, but these machines are also capable of causing great harm if you don’t know how to use them properly. Misusing heavy machinery leads to a variety of serious workplace injuries and fatalities.
Take a look at the man using the power saw below.
Do you find anything wrong with this picture?
The man in this picture is in imminent danger. His thumb is exposed to the saw and the saw itself is not level. The guard on the front of the blade is meant to protect him, but he has put himself in danger of serious injury by leaving his thumb exposed. This mistake could be from a lack of training, a poorly designed machine guard or a serious lapse in judgment.
Below we have outlined five workplace safety tips you and your employees should keep in mind for ensuring machine safety in the workplace and preventing injuries.