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Coming Soon: Healthcare Ergonomics Safety Training
The Hard Hat Training Series has a broad range of courses available to an equally broad range of topics and industries. We cover construction equipment, lab safety, confined spaces, office ergonomics and much more. Now, we are excited about our new course: Healthcare Ergonomics. Ergonomic-related injuries are one of the most reported injuries in any […]
Confined Spaces in Agriculture—An Overview
Industrial worksites can feature a wide variety of safety hazards, from tall ledges, to moving machine parts, to toxic and flammable materials. These hazards, however, are far more threatening to employees working in confined spaces. Confined spaces are usually relatively small or narrow, and not appropriate for long-term work. As a result, the people who […]
The chip spreader process originally began in 1815 by an engineer called John Loudon McAdam. This was done by laying sand and stones on the roadbed and spraying them with water. The water would cause the sand to bind the stones in place, creating stronger roads than before.
Lawn Mower- What You Should Know
There are more injuries and deaths caused by lawn mowers than terrorist attacks each year. Most of these injuries and deaths are preventable with proper training and practice.
What is Process Safety Management?
The term PSM stands for Process Safety Management. Process Safety Management is a program used for preventing the release of highly hazardous chemicals.
Yard Truck- Backing Up Safely
Yard trucks are semi-tractors that transport trailers a short distance throughout a yard or area. There are several names associated with them like yard spotters, yard jockeys, switcher trucks, terminal tractors, and yard mules. They revolutionized cargo handling. They are designed with safety measures to remove any unnecessary hazards. This reduces driver injuries, worker’s compensation […]
Closing the Doors: OSHA and Business Shutdowns
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a powerful entity. They can carry out investigations, report companies for violations, and even give out citations. These abilities keep workers safe during their shifts. They also help promote good business practices. However, is there a limit to OSHA’s reach? What if a company continues to promote […]
Who Does HIPAA Apply To?
Summary HIPAA applies to all healthcare providers and covered entities. HIPAA was divided into two rules; The Privacy Rule and the Security Rule The US Department of Health and Human Services will issue civil penalties for HIPAA violations. HIPAA defines a business associate as a person or company that provides services to a covered entity […]
Operating a Garbage Truck Safely
Operating a garbage truck is very different from driving a car or truck. They are large, slow, and come with multiple attachments that few other vehicles include. The operator, therefore, must be familiar with his machine to reduce the likelihood of an accident. Drivers must also know what safety regulations are required before, during, and […]
What Should You Know About Gas Detection?
In the last decades, gas detection has drastically improved and advanced. So, what do you need to know about gas detection? Well, gas detection is part of a safety system that uses sensors to detect the gases present in an area. The sole purpose of these detectors is to keep you safe in your home […]
Carbon Fiber Hard Hats: Are They Better?
Hard hats are a staple of safety in the workplace. It is one of the first things that people think of when they think of safety equipment. But is there a difference in the different hard hat materials? Are there some materials that are better than others? According to OSHA, “Employees working in areas where […]
HazCom – What is HazCom?
What is HazCom? HazCom is the abbreviation version of Hazard Communication. It must be found in every workplace that has any chemicals. The sole purpose of HazCom is to allow manufacturers, distributors, and employers to communicate the hazards associated with any chemicals that an employee will be working with. Under OSHA, every employee has the […]