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Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Hazards

A look at the variety of safety issues in the industry and suggestions on how to mitigate them. Extraction of oil and gas can be hazardous employment. According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there were 161 fatalities and hundreds of incidents between 2015 and 2017. Identifying all potential dangers …

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Safety at every rung

Training workers on using ladders is a must Seth Patterson discovered a common thread across more than 350 NIOSH ladder fatality reports: insufficient training. “Most of these incidents might have been avoided if the companies provided effective ladder training,” said Patterson, an environmental, health, and safety engineer with Lockheed Martin. According to Mike Kassman, director …

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OSHA standards and the ‘competent person’

Who qualifies? A competent person, according to OSHA, is “capable of detecting existing and predictable dangers in the workplace or working conditions that are unclean, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authority to take quick remedial action to eliminate them.” A competent individual must also be familiar with OSHA guidelines and be …

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OSHA Actions Impact the Construction Industry

OSHA’s current agenda affects other employers, too. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) intends to take steps that will have a direct impact on construction businesses. Proposed adjustments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) are one of the most visible. They are intended to comply with changes in the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System …

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National Forklift Safety Day event to emphasize training

Source: Safety and Health In 2019, incidents involving forklifts accounted for 79 fatal on-the-job injuries and 8,140 nonfatal injuries requiring days away from work, according to Injury Facts – a National Safety Council database. “We understand there is a critical need for effective forklift operator training,” ITA President Brian Feehan said in a press release, …

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Top 3 trends in Environment, Safety, Health (EHS) 2020

Sources: EHS today 2020 has been a year. That’s probably the understatement of the year, closely followed by, “I’ve never been more excited about getting a shot.” In December 2019, the world was just discovering the novel coronavirus, and most of us were continuing with business as usual. A few months later, most plans were …

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