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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Does Your Workplace Need A Portable Hand Washing Station?

portable hand washing stationWith flu season still making headlines, it’s not surprising hand washing remains at the forefront of the battle against the spread of germs and bacteria.

But how do you combat the spread of germs and bacteria in the workplace especially when your workplace is mobile? For many employers, maintaining safe and sanitary conditions in mobile workplaces is a real concern, which is why portable hand washing stations are becoming increasingly prevalent.

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Hearing Protection in the Workplace

hearing protectionSadly, some workers continue to suffer hearing loss from hazardous noise levels in the workplace. In fact, the CDC reported 23,000 cases of occupational hearing loss in 2007, accounting for 14 percent of all occupational illnesses.

Today, 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job. High noise levels are commonly found in construction, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and transportation. Musicians and support crews are also frequently exposed to dangerously high noise levels.

Fortunately, high noise levels don’t have to lead to hearing loss. Through a combination of administrative and engineering controls, as well as personal protective equipment, you and your employees can prevent hearing loss.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

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Eye Wash Stations in the Oil and Gas Industry

eyewash stations in oil and gasNow that America is the largest producer of oil in the world, it’s a good time to reflect on worker safety in the oil and gas industry.

And while the rate of minor injuries in the oil and gas industry is below the national average, serious injury and fatality rates remain high. These rates may reflect the many unique workplace hazards that exist in the oil and gas industry, such as:

  • Remote locations. Many oil and gas jobs are located in remote areas with no easy access to medical care.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals. Not only are oil and gas workers exposed to hazardous chemicals during work processes, they may also be exposed to the hazardous byproducts of oil and gas drilling.
  • Reliance on outside contractors. Outside contractors may lack safety expertise, making safety oversight and protocols even more critical.
  • Possibility of multiple victims. When things go wrong in the oil and gas industry, they can go seriously wrong—with multiple victims and injuries as a result.

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Why Your Hair, Nail and Beauty Salon Needs an Eyewash Station

salon eyewash stationWe know how important it is to have eyewash stations in manufacturing and industrial environments where employees are exposed to hazardous liquids. But eyewash stations are equally important in non-industrial settings where hazardous liquids are present, such as hair, nail and beauty salons.

The issue of hazardous liquids in salons came to light a few years ago when air tests revealed formaldehyde air levels above OSHA limits in some salons. (Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen as well as a skin and respiratory irritant.) The source of the formaldehyde turned out to be certain hair straightening products. Disturbingly, the products were labeled “formaldehyde free.”

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