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  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: What is a CISD?

    September 22, 2022
    In an era of workplace shootings and increasingly intense natural disasters, it's more likely than ever that your workforce will experience a traumatic event on the job. How can you plan for these events? How do you minimize their impact on everyone's health and safety? And what can you do in the aftermath to help your employees cope? Emergency action plans, critical incident stress management, and critical incident stress debriefings are all key answers to these questions.
  • What are Toxic Industrial Chemicals?

    September 16, 2022
    What Are Industrial Chemicals? Industrial chemicals are exactly what they sound like – chemicals that are used in industrial processes or for industrial operations. These chemicals are used to create materials used in manufacturing, combine materials, disinfect, lubricate, and more. Some industrial chemicals are exclusively used in industrial settings, while others also make it into commercial products as ingredients.
  • Asbestos Inspection: Reporting Asbestos in the Workplace

    August 29, 2022
    What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can occur naturally in rock and soil. Because asbestos has special properties like heat resistance and fiber strength, it was incredibly common in building materials and other products produced from the late 1800s through the 1970s.
  • GHS Hazard Sign, Symbol & Pictogram Meanings

    August 17, 2022
    In 2012, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to be compatible with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These systems exist to ensure that people recognize any hazardous chemicals in their workplace, understand the dangers they face, and know the precautions they need to take.
  • OSHA Toolbox Talks: Construction Safety Topic Ideas

    August 12, 2022
    What Are Toolbox Talks in Construction? Toolbox talks are routine but informal meetings that focus on a specific safety topic. Toolbox training is supposed to be short, frequent, and focused on practical application.
  • OSHA Break Laws: What Are Lunch Break Laws in Texas? (2022)

    July 29, 2022
    What are OSHA's Break Law Requirements for Workplaces? OSHA's mission is to safeguard workers' safety and health. To date, they've never set requirements for meal or rest breaks because they don't consider it a workplace safety issue. However, they do require employers to give workers the opportunity to drink water and go to the bathroom – and to have safe, sanitary facilities for both nearby.
  • Asbestos Awareness Training: What is it and How Often do you Need It?

    July 21, 2022
    Anyone who's seen a local law firm ad has probably heard of asbestos. But do you know what it looks like? Where you'd encounter it? What sorts of activities make it dangerous to your health? The answer is probably 'no,' unless you've had asbestos awareness training, which is exactly why it's required for at-risk workers in the U.S.
  • OSHA Water Requirements: Are Employers Required to Provide Water?

    July 14, 2022
    Does OSHA Require Employers to Provide Water? Yes. OSHA's water requirements for General Industry can be found in §1910.141 Sanitation standard, including the requirements for access to potable water, the design and use of drinking water dispensers, and for separating and marking non-potable water.
  • Heat Stress Safety: How to Prevent Heat Stroke in the Workplace

    July 7, 2022
    Dozens of workers die and thousands of workers become ill every year due to heat stroke. Heat stroke in the workplace is something that must be understood and prevented. Jobs where employees are outdoors lead to a risk of heatstroke. It is vital that workers and managers become aware of heatstroke because it is considered a medical emergency. Everyone must understand what heatstroke is, how to help someone with heatstroke, and how to prevent it.
  • MSHA Meaning: Who Needs MSHA Miner Training?

    June 30, 2022
    What Does MSHA Stand For in Mining? MSHA stands for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, meaning the agency that executes the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as well as the Mine Improvement and Emergency Response Act of 2006.