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.

Emergency Egress is Crucial for Safety

Emergency Egress is Crucial for Safety

More than 100 years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire cost the lives of 146 workers, most of whom were young, immigrant women. In that tragedy, the factory’s owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits–a common practice at the time–to prevent theft and prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks. The foreman who […]

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State Reports on Workplace Health and Safety

State Reports on Workplace Health and Safety

Businesses are coming to the growing realization that health and safety management can have a huge impact on organizational productivity, worker well-being, morale, risk management, and operational costs. At the same time, the demographics of the workforce are undergoing a dramatic shift. The population is aging, more diverse, and becoming less healthy. Not only that, […]

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Staying Safe in the Summer Workplace

Staying Safe in the Summer Workplace

With summer around the corner, employers and workers will soon cope with weather-related work hazards – including heat and direct sun exposure, as well as Lyme Disease and other bloodborne diseases from tick bites. Employers should be aware of the potential hazards that are a part of working in an outdoor environment in the summer. HEAT […]

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OSHA Rules for Eye and Face Protection Have Been Updated

OSHA Rules for Eye and Face Protection Have Been Updated

New OSHA rules for eye and face protection were published in the US Federal Register on March 25, 2016. Announced changes went into effect on April 25, 2016. Affected companies–which include all employers operating in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction–should reference the full text of the Federal Register as well as the […]

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7 Hacks to Increase Workplace Safety Today

7 Hacks to Increase Workplace Safety Today

Danger is everywhere, and the chance of someone getting injured is increased dramatically when safety rules are absent, ignored or overlooked. Whether or not you are in the material handling industry, your likelihood of accidents can be controlled and minimized by improving your workplace’s safety. Here are 7 powerful tips that will cultivate a safer […]

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Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling snow, working at heights while clearing snow, and walking safely on snow and ice are all additional concerns […]

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Weathering the Winter: Keeping Workers Safe in the Cold

Weathering the Winter: Keeping Workers Safe in the Cold

During the winter and in extreme weather events like this week’s East Coast snowstorm, workers are at risk for health emergencies. Cold weather can lead to danger for workers outside or in poorly insulated or unheated areas, particularly in fields such as sanitation, construction, emergency response, delivery, or transportation. Weather-related conditions can also pose a […]

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