Articles by Maureen Brady

Protect workers against radiation-related health hazards

Ionizing radiation is addressed in specific OSHA standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, and the construction industry.


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OSHA guidelines for keeping workers safely on their feet

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths.


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Fracking exposes hazardous silica risks

According to the website silica-safe.org, silica is one of the most common naturally occurring elements on the planet.


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Pick the best eye protection for the hazard at hand

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for the eyes and face is designed to prevent or lessen the severity of injuries to workers.


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

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

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

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
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

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

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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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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