Drugs, Health & Safety at Work: What Employers Can Do

Drugs, Health & Safety at Work: What Employers Can Do

The United States is a highly pharmacological society. It seems like everyone is taking a pill for one thing or another—pain relief, hypertension, depression, infection. Some people are managing chronic conditions like mental health issues, migraines, diabetes, COPD, or high cholesterol, while others are fighting cancer or acute infection. Still others are abusing opioids or […]

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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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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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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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Occupational Health’s Need for Safety Data Shows the Health & Safety Overlap

Occupational Health’s Need for Safety Data Shows the Health & Safety Overlap

The Importance of Safety Data for Occupational Health Like most things in business, workplace health and safety can be analyzed in terms of its cost or benefit. Safety managers and HR departments both need to demonstrate safety as a business value. Often, safety activities are viewed as a cost or overhead. An injury is a […]

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