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 15, 2015

Deaths in your Industry, New Safety Tech, and more

How many deaths occurred in your industry last year?

In 2011, there were 33,930 cases of missed work from workers getting compressed by or caught in equipment. This workplace safety statistic and many more are presented in a visual slider format, provided by the National Safety Council. The stats cover a broad range of industries. You can display the stats or repurpose the slides as internal posters to serve as safety reminders. >> See the stats

Putting new technology to work for safety

Technology has completely altered the way we interact, and there are apps and tech items to help us with nearly every aspect of life. Here are some ways to put the latest gadgets to work, toward your goal of workplace safety.

A key part of OSHA compliance is an effective system of hazard alerts in the form of labels and signs. But it can be difficult to track which ones are outdated and where new ones should be placed. This free labeling assistant app lets you track locations that need updates by using your device to snap pics. You can add notes and even assign the project, and it geotags the photo so you can find the location later, when the label is made.  >> Get the app

Top 5 ways to strengthen your safety team

When it comes to workplace safety, committees are essential. In fact, 14 states require employers to have safety committees, and 5 recommend them. If you don't have one you should consider forming one, and if you do, here are 5 ways to improve your safety committee.

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