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Safety Instrumented Function

A safety instrumented function (SIF) is a built in operation of a machine that takes the unit to a safe outcome if predetermined conditions are not complied with. The system involves the three elements of (Read on)

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Despite significant improvements to workplace health and safety, we continue to see lost time injury frequency rates (LTIFR) plateau and employees continue to experience serious... (Read on)
6 Common Fire Sprinkler Myths Debunked

Many commercial buildings aren't equipped with fire sprinklers to keep employees and property protected in the event of a fire. Here, we debunk six myths that may be getting in the way of companies installing them.
Mesothelioma Treatment and Prevention

Absestos exposure can lead to the development of a form of terminal cancer called mesothelioma. Learn more about mesothelioma, its treatment, and how to avoid asbestos exposure.
Why It's Important To Know Your Workers' Attitudes Toward Safety

Workplace safety attitude plays a fundamental role in creating a safety culture, as well as minimizing the rate of work-related accidents and injuries. Learn more about attitudes toward safety in the workplace and strategies to shift safety perceptions.
Take Off With Safety

Cabin crew members face many unknown risks while on the job. Find out what risks are associated with this industry and how they can be mitigated.
Workplace Discrimination: The LGBT Workforce

Today's workforce is becoming more diverse and ensuring that LGBT employees are safe from discrimination and harassment is imperative. Learn more about creating an inclusive workplace.
Leveraging Leading Indicators to Drive Safety

To promote and secure real safety in the workplace, company leaders need to stop focusing on lagging performance indicators and look to leading indicators instead. Learn more about these approaches and how leading indicators drive workplace safety.
The Pros and Cons of eLearning vs. Traditional Approaches to EHS Training

A number of companies are moving their safety training online, but is it the best approach? Learn the pros and cons of online and traditional approaches to safety training.
Managing Health and Safety Concerns Associated with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is becoming more and more common, but we are still learning about the associated risks. Find out what those are and how you can mitigate risk to employees.
How to Get Employees and Management on Board with Safety

Addressing health and safety provides opportunities to improve business efficiency, as well as safeguard workers. Therefore, getting employees and management behind your safety plan can be highly beneficial.
The Unnerving Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The Unnerving Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation - One of the biggest things that’s affecting our sleep are our smart devices and other screens. We’re using those late at night—and they’re interfering with our sleep. Want to learn more...
10 Rules for Forklift Safety Infographic

One million forklifts are currently in operation at U.S. job sites, and 110,000 forklift accidents happen yearly, according to OSHA. Put another way, if you drive a forklift, you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting in an accident this year.
The Case for Prequalifying Contractors and Suppliers

Even the safest companies run risks when they bring a contractor on board. Find out how prequalification can help you prevent those risks.
The Dangers of Sweating Slab Syndrome

Sweating slab syndrome is characterized by the regular formation of condensation on a concrete floor. In addition to causing falls and forklift mishaps, the persistent presence of moisture can damage inventories.
Black Box Thinking: What the Health and Safety Industry Should Learn from Aviation

Pro-Sapien Software's Commercial Director shares what HSE professionals can learn from the aviation industry.
The Proper Way To Conduct A Safety Audit

Performing safety audits is an important part of ensuring that your safety management systems are effective and efficient. Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure that your audits are conducted properly.
5 Things to Consider When Implementing 5S to Improve Safety and Quality

The 5S principles can help you implement lean manufacturing practices that will improve safety in your workplace and quality in your products. Consult this list to find out how to implement 5S effectively and efficiently.
Near Misses: What They Are and Why You Should Report Them

When people think of safety, they think of accident prevention. But reporting near misses is just as important as reporting workplace accidents. Learn what a near miss is and how you can use these as learning opportunities.
Prevention: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of injury both in the working world and at home. Learn what you can do to prevent these accidents from occurring.
Cold Season: This Winter, Shield Your Workers from Sickness

It's winter, so the rate of infection from cold and flu viruses is climbing. But this doesn't have to drag your company down. These five health and hygiene tips will help you fight off cold and flu viruses and keep your workplace healthy and productive.
Connecting the Dots: Safety and Profitability

Business owners are used to thinking of safety as an expense, so they often fail to notice how profitable it can be to run a safe business. This article connects the dots by showing how safer work practices lead to higher profits.
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Contractor pre-qualification is a process by which a bidder on a local government construction project is evaluated in order to determine whether the bidder has the Read more

A fire permit is a government issued document that is issued by State governments. Any person who intends to burn ordinary combustibles or wishes to have a campfire Read more

The Ames test is a method that uses bacteria to determine the degree of probable mutagenic activity likely to occur in the presence of specific chemicals. It Read more

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that oversees and regulates health issues on an international level. The agency Read more

The European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances is a registry of chemical substances that were commercially available within the European Union Read more
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