Articles by Maureen Brady

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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Safe, segregated & secure

Are your hazardous chemicals properly contained?
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
The utility knife is a handy tool widely used in many industries.


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Step toward safety

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


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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