Companies spend about $40 billion annually inspecting plants and equipment within the oil and gas, transportation and power generation sectors, and some individual businesses spend $100 million annually, according to General Electric Co...
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z358.1 calls for primary stations to be located within a 10-second unobstructed path of the chemical and capable of delivering a 15-minute flush to both eyes with tepid fluid.
Across industries, OSHA reports that, after workplace fall protection, improper hazard communications (HazCom) produced the most violations in 2015. In the next few years, it will be important for construction firms to invest in safe practices and effective HazCom programs.
Society depends on the preparation, storage, transportation, use, and disposal of chemicals. Each of these phases introduces risks that, without appropriate information and awareness, can lead to accidents.
The NFPA 70E Standard “Electrical Safety in the Workplace” recognizes that the quicker a circuit breaker operates (instantaneous trip preferred) the less incident energy (arc flash) an individual maybe exposed who is working on electrical equipment and an arc flash incident occurs.
Perhaps one of the most important habits is how one dons their personal protective equipment (PPE). After all, habitually donning the right gloves throughout the day might make the difference between returning home from work safely or a visit to the hospital with an injured hand.
My job was on the line. Within minutes after the CEO chewed my ear, I arranged a confidential meeting with the operating company president. I briefed him on the situation, described changes that must occur, and I promised to protect his plant management the best I could.
A behavior-based safety (BBS) process's focus is on employee behavior during tasks or in reaction to surrounding environmental events- equipment failures, process breakdowns, poor lighting or other work conditions.
With the virtual halt to federal OSHA press releases on enforcement cases, ISHN asked veteran agency observers and safety and health experts for their input on whether the practice pays off in changing corporate misbehavior.