Understanding OSHA: How to Prepare for a Workplace Emergency

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Preparing for workplace emergencies, long before they happen, is critical. WorkSource knows the importance of keeping every worker safe. Whether a manager, CEO or employee, steps should be taken to make sure that your work setting is prepared to handle any type of workplace emergency. OSHA provides a free booklet outlining how to prepare for… Read more »

Ask WorkSource: Adverse Weather Policy

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If you live in an area where adverse weather has the potential to impact employee attendance, it pays to give the subject some serious consideration. Does my company “need” an adverse weather policy? No. There is no statutory requirement for such policies. It’s up to each individual employer to come up with their own adverse… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: New Injury Reporting in 2015

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In 2013, OSHA received reports of nearly 2,000 catastrophes or fatalities, and the agency is expecting sixty times that amount in 2015. The agency estimates it will receive about 117,000 reports nationwide. This is why OSHA updated its injury reporting rule, which now include severe injuries and illnesses. As of January 1, 2015, all employers… Read more »

OSHA Update: Machine Guarding in the Workplace

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In the industrial machinery industry, machine guarding is a barrier placed on machinery to prevent operators from reaching into moving parts and lowers the chance of injury. Specifically, machine guards protect against: Flying chips or debris Kickbacks Direct contact with moving parts Splashing of metal or harmful liquids Mechanical and electrical failures Potential human errors… Read more »

Safety Regulations and Standards within the Manufacturing Industry

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To minimize risk in the industrial machinery industry, four basic risk assessment methods have been implemented over the years. Of course, these methods have changed, merged and been updated to reflect changes in the industry and in the machinery used. All risk assessment methods for industrial machinery serve the same general purposes. They: Identify hazards… Read more »