DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Ending June 23rd

A weekly feature that provides short summaries of safety related news with links to the complete stories in other publications.

OSHA's Michaels Focuses on Inspection Targeting As Key to Measuring OSHA Effectiveness

Changes to how inspection targets get selected are being discussed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a way to better measure the agency's effectiveness, David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, told an agency advisory committee June 20.

Read the article in Bloomberg BNA

Cintas Issues Five Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month

In honor of National Safety Month, the Cintas Corporation has issued five tips to help facility managers prevent and treat injuries to cleaning staff and building occupants.

1) Limit employee exposure to chemical concentrates
2) Prepare for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
3) Implement a comprehensive matting system
4) Stock appropriate first aid and medical supplies
5) Create a culture of safety

Read the details in the Wall Street Journal

Arbill's Five Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Accidents

The backbone of a safe working environment is a proper accident prevention program that incorporates the following practices and encourages employees to take safety measures seriously.

1. No Shortcuts or Shortcomings
2. Company Vehicle Safety
3. Weather can Impact Your Health
4. Make PPE a VIP
5. Practice Good Housekeeping

Read the details on the Arbill web site.

The 10 Most Hazardous Areas In Your Facility and How To Spot Them

We're so used to our work environment that we often take safety for granted. That's a mistake. Our facilities harbor many dangers. This article points out the ten of the most common hazardous areas and how to spot them..

Read about workplace hazards here.

OSHA, NIOSH issue hazard alert on ensuring worker health in hydraulic fracturing

The hazard alert follows a cooperative study by NIOSH and industry partners that identified overexposure to silica as a health hazard to workers conducting hydraulic fracturing operations.

Read the OSHA press release in PennEnergy.

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending June 11th
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending June 2nd
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending May 26th

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Blogger Fab101 said...

What do we need to do to get OSHA off our backs? I want my employees to be safe and healthy. I go above and beyond to be sure we are safe at work and help them be safe and healthy at home. But, with the government sapping our strength I can't keep this up. With all the government regulations we're not going to be safer - we're only going to be more regulated and less profitable. Less profitable means less safe because I won't be able to afford what I'm doing for my employees now. Let's get realistic. More rules. More inspectors. More citations, Greater fines do not make for a safer workplace. People who want to always find ways around the rules. What we need to be doing is fostering a culture of safety in our workplaces.

7:44 AM  
OpenID cisamarjeet said...

"Fab 101" I am agree with your point that "Less profitable means less safe" but still we need to keep our workplace safe, for this we are bounded by OSHA to hire a safety manager at our work site. And installing a safety team or appliances is a one time investment to avoid unwanted OSHA fines.

12:08 AM  

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