HazLoc Info at Your Fingertips

HazLoc Info at Your Fingertips

Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) are explosive atmospheres that can occur anywhere in the world. They may be caused by ignitable gases, combustible dust, or flammable fibers and are common in the oil and gas field, chemical manufacturing, and agriculture among other industries. Regulations vary worldwide, and it can be difficult to manage multiple sites for a multinational […]

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OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Protections

OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Protections

OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses includes a provision that prohibits employers from discouraging workers who want to report an injury or illness. These anti-retaliation provisions were scheduled to go into effect on August 10, 2016, but OSHA has delayed their enforcement until November 1, 2016 to continue outreach and […]

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Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

You’ve certainly heard about the latest video game craze, Pokémon Go, which allows players to find, capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon monsters that appear in the real world. The game has become a massive hit since its recent release, with millions of players already engaged. It also has become a massive security risk for your […]

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Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Following an extensive pilot programme, the Natural Capital Coalition have released the Natural Capital Protocol today. This will provide a framework for businesses to perform Natural Capital Valuation, an exercise that minimizes environmental impact and reduces cost. Committed to aligning our reporting tools with the forefront of sustainability thinking, UL EHS Sustainability have monitored developments […]

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Fireworks Safety for the 4th

Fireworks Safety for the 4th

There’s nothing like a good fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day in the United States. We all know fireworks can be dangerous (just ask the NY Giants’ Jason-Pierre Paul), but did you know that OSHA has specific guidance for pyrotechnic workers? This site highlights the pre-display approval, site, display, and post-event checklists that workers should […]

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Forklift Safety an Important Concern for Workers

Forklift Safety an Important Concern for Workers

Powered industrial trucks—forklifts—are commonplace in manufacturing and warehousing facilities. They are crucial to ensure the safe material transport of goods.  They can also be deadly. Reported statics place the number of forklift-related accidents at close to 100,000 per year (100 fatal accidents, 34,900 serious injury accidents, and 61,800 non-serious accidents). More than 40% of fatalities […]

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