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A chemical eye injury is something to avoid at all costs; it is a painful and frightening experience and one that may leave a person blinded for life. So if your employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals and other substances, it’s imperative that you do everything you can to ensure that your emergency eyewash stations [...]
Chemical safety isn’t necessary just in the workplace. Your workers may also be using dangerous chemicals outside of work. For example, many workers (and safety supervisors) use weed killers, insecticides and other toxic chemicals in their own backyards. They may think the backyard is a safe haven or that they’re not using enough of the [...]
Videos certainly can be a very useful training tool. Over the years, we’ve talked about them a lot on SafetyXChange – how to create them, should you create them, how to use them, when to use them, etc.
When we first started this conversation back in 2007, there was a lot of interest in creating videos [...]
On May 18, the Assembly passed Bill 160 by a vote of 79-0. Officially named the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011, most of the bill will take effect when it gets Royal Assent. Here’s an overview of the key sections of the new law, including which ones directly [...]
On May 25, 1955, the small town of Udall, Kansas was leveled by the deadliest tornado ever to hit the state. The F5 tornado destroyed almost every home in Udall; nearly half of the families in the town lost at least one family member in the disaster. According to the City of [...]
People breathe a sigh of relief if their home or business has been spared, without any loss of life, in a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or other disaster.
But just because the disaster has passed doesn’t mean the danger is over. Here’s a list of safety tips from the American Society of Safety [...]
In many parts of the United States, the month of May has been proclaimed as Electrical Safety Month. Even if this safety observance hasn’t been adopted in your area, it’s always a good time to revisit the topic of electrical safety. So share with your workers these quick electrical safety tips, which are valid both [...]
Every year across the United States approximately 2,400 children go to hospital emergency wards with injuries associated with plugging foreign objects into electrical receptacles. That works out to seven children each day, with 95 percent of their injuries involving electrical burns.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 70 percent of these potentially [...]
Caitlyn MacKenzie: From Tragedy to Life-Saving Lessons
In June of 2007, 12-year-old Caitlyn MacKenzie was playing in the swimming pool at the home of a family friend. She got out of the pool, grabbed a towel and went to reposition the outdoor lamp. It was the last thing she ever did. By the time she [...]
Here are three examples of companies that successfully used TCA to win approval for EHS initiatives—and to identify and thus avoid initiatives that weren’t financially sound. Although the case studies involve environmental initiatives, the financial issues they raise are also common to the evaluation of safety initiatives. Thus, these case studies can be used to [...]
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