Temporary Workers and Safety

According to David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, “Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existing employees. Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the employee, and are therefore…

Stress Management at Work

Many of us are faced with stress everyday, but we might not know how to deal with it. It is important to learn how to handle stress because it can affect our performance and relationships in our work and home. At work, stress can lead to distraction…

Stepladder Safety

Workers who use stepladders in construction face many risks including permanent injury, death, or electrocution. OSHA’s requirements for stepladders are outlined in Subpart X—Stairways and Ladders in the OSHA standards. Hazards can be reduced…

Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls

Overview Slips and falls occur every day. The extent of injuries and their recurrence can be minimized through proper safety knowledge and attitudes. Practice safety--don't learn it through experience. There are various ways to suffer slips…

Seasonal Flu Protection

Did you know the pandemic flu can occur at any time and can be in various forms: Mild, moderate, or severe? In 2009, according to the Center of Disease Control, the flue pandemic was considered mild but still created many challenges for employers…

Respiratory Protection

Over the past decade the need for respiratory protection has evolved. Recent OSHA Regulations regarding Hexavalent Chromium, Lead and Asbestos prompted a need for assessment of respiratory hazards in the workplace. When possible these hazards…

Portable Ladder Safety

Here's some important information on portable ladder safety. All ladders should be set on a firm and level footing surfaces. It may be required at times to level out some dirt or even shovel some snow to have firm and level footing for a…

Pinch Point Safety

DID YOU EVER THINK THE SIMPLE USE OF A JACK COULD CREATE A PINCH POINT? Here's some important information on pinch point safety. When most people think of pinch points, they visualize machines and machine guarding. Placing your hands,…

Overconfidence and Safety

It's good you feel confident about your job. You take pride in your ability to do your work quickly and well. However, there is such a thing as overconfidence — when you forget about the hazards and fail to use safe work practices. No matter…