Articles by Maureen Brady

The mishaps are many: Here’s how to ensure safe forklift operation

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Every year nearly 100 workers are killed and 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift mishaps (Bureau of Labor Statistics 1997, 1998).


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Protect oil & gas workers from noise, confined spaces, respiratory & fall risks

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From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job — a fatality rate seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries


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Make sure your workers can quickly handle a cardiac crisis

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According to OSHA, jobs with shift work, high stress, and exposure to certain chemicals and electrical hazards increase the risks of heart disease and cardiac arrest.


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OSHA’s construction confined space standard

Compare OSHA’s proposed standard to general industry rules
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OSHA’s most recent Unified Agenda indicates that a final Confined Spaces in Construction rule could be coming soon.


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OSHA GHS training must be completed by December 1, 2013

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OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) aims to provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets


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How to find life-saving AEDs

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Public places and private workplaces across the nation are working to better respond to cardiac emergencies by stepping up efforts to map the location of the closest AEDs and developing new ways to access this information.


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Safe, segregated & secure

Are your hazardous chemicals properly contained?
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Any facility that keeps hazardous chemicals on site must safely store and handle those materials to protect workers, the surrounding community, property and the environment.


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Cut to the chase

Blade safety points to impress upon workers
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The utility knife is a handy tool widely used in many industries.


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Step toward safety

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To ensure a proper fit, shoes should be purchased later in the day when feet are at their largest.


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Safety footwear: A strong foundation

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All good safety programs start with a strong foundation, so here’s a short primer on the ABC’s of workplace foot protection.
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