Workplace Safety

Knowledge at Work provides a library of workplace safety articles for you and your organization to read, share, and print for reference. Workplace safety is UL Workplace Health & Safety’s focus and mission, so we ensure that Environment Health and Safety experts throughout the industry highlight workplace safety tips in each article they write, with your health and safety in mind.

Evolution of Workplace Safety Yields Four Steps for Safer Working Environments

In the aftermath of ASSE’s Safety 2014, industry professionals can be reminded of the continuous evolution of safety precautions, regulations, and products. The impact of safety in the workplace has been great and will continue to improve through innovative products coupled with responsible procedures in the U.S. and globally. The evolution (or as some would refer to it, “revolution”) of safety in […]

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Save lives in the workplace with a CPR and AED training program

Jack Roberts collapsed while making a sales call at a small manufacturing plant. An employee determined Jack was experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated and a nearby automated external defibrillator (AED) was used to restore Jack’s normal heart rhythm. Without quick, decisive action on the part of employees, Jack likely would […]

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Supervising employer responsible for recording temporary worker injuries and illnesses

When a temporary worker gets injured on the job, a game of hot potato sometimes ensues between the staffing agency that supplies the worker and the host employer. Both parties can be reluctant to claim recordkeeping responsibility, each considering the other to be the worker’s “real” employer. In a new educational bulletin, the Occupational Health […]

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Incident management reporting critical part of pipeline safety strategy

Messages emanating from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) emphasize the value of a workplace culture that encourages incident management reporting and early intervention. Section 171.15 of Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180) requires notice of certain hazardous materials incidents “as soon as practical but no later than […]

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