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OSHA’s “Focus Four Hazards”

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In any industry that makes use of powerful equipment and requires employees to work outdoors, there are bound to be some major hazards and risks.  For the construction industry in particular, OSHA has identified 4 construction hazards that are responsible for the majority of physical, financial and emotional losses.  What OSHA calls the “Focus Four Hazards” are Fall Hazards, Caught-In-Between Hazards, Struck-By Hazards and Electrical Hazards. Continue Reading…

What Type of Safety Footwear Fits Your Job Best

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Today’s advancing industrial workplaces are full of unseen hazards and the people working at such workplaces are at great risk of jobsite injuries even fatal ones. Daily hustle and bustle while working at such sites leaves no room for being alert about your own body so it increases the risks further. The most susceptible body part to injury are your feet and we all know to do you job safely and accurately, you cannot focus on your feet all the time. Working efficiently thus requires a kind of safety footwear that can provide you with an ultimate protection for your foot all the time during your work. For this reason, here we are introducing different kinds of protective footwear that you require for working safely. Continue Reading…

Don’t Mess Around With Combustible Dust

National Fire Protection Agency

Combustible dust.  It is an explosion hazard that is not to be taken lightly.  Though OSHA seems to be stalling on the rule-making process when it comes to combustible dust, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is not leaving the issue alone.

Combustible dust is any combustible material that can burn quickly when it is in a finely divided form.  Metals, plastics, and even some foods can be explosive in dust form.  Since combustible dust is a hazard that can be found in many industries, it is important that workers be aware of its risks and stay informed on how to protect themselves. Continue Reading…

Heat Stress Prevention: Monitors Make Sense To Use

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Here’s something to think about: Heat Stress is expensive. A 2010 study in the state of Washington found that the average cost of a heat-related illness claim was $3,682. There were 483 of these claims. That adds up quick. Here are some more startling statistics: From 2003-08, the U.S. Department of Labor found that there were not only 177 deaths caused by “Exposure to Environmental Heat” in the private workforce, but also 13,580 missed days of work for the same reason. That’s a lot of losst productivity. Obviously, the safety and well-being of your employees comes before any measure of money. That certainly goes without saying. But there’s no denying that preventing heat stress not only is good for the health of your employees, but also for the health of your company’s bottom line. Continue Reading…

ASTM F2413 – 11 Footwear Safety Standards

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When you are on the job, you always briskly do your tasks to meet the quality and deadlines that are set for you. You have so much to do on the already that you cannot think anymore about your safety. In such hustle and bustle of jobsite activities, in case you fall down while walking quickly, you always face risks of foot fracture, especially the toe area. While rushing to get done the routine workplace works, you cannot think or guess if your steel toe boots are made with a good safety toe protective cap or not. Daily you are just at the mercy of your safety footwear and hope that they will keep you safe from any foot or toe fractures. Continue Reading…

Putting Safety First in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

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Good news for workers in the oil and natural gas industry: production in the U.S has increased dramatically, creating more and more jobs.  Since 2003, actively drilling rigs has increased by 92 percent.  The bad news, however, is that workplace injury and fatality rate among oil and natural gas workers has also increased, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study.  In fact, the fatality rate has increased to 27.1 per 100,000 workers during 2003-2010. Continue Reading…

Workplace Injuries Facts and Stats

Construction Has High Worker Injury Rate

As the nature of jobs and the working schedules have become tougher, workplace injuries have become very much common these days. Keeping this fact in mind, all the workers and their employers should consider the newly released facts and stats about workplace fatalities and injuries, so that efforts could be made in order to reduce the number of workplace injuries and deaths. The careless choice of workwear and other work accessories causes most of these deaths and injurie and, because of  this, WorkingPerson.com is striving to provide quality safety accessories and workwear for Working People. Have a look at some of the highlights of these facts and statistics. Continue Reading…

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