7 Things to Consider Before Entering a Confined Space

A lot of planning needs to take place before anyone should enter a confined space. Before getting to work, start with these 7 considerations.

Organized work station

Does the 5S system promote safety culture, or does safety need to be the sixth S? Learn more in this article.

How to Care for Your Work Boots

Few things are as comfortable and reliable as a good pair of work boots. Find out how to make yours last longer.

Back support belts

Back support belts can help reduce back injuries, but only if used properly. Find out what you need to know before using them.


Seaports and docks are dangerous worksites. Learn more about common hazards and what you can do to mitigate these risks to worker health.

Oil processing

Oil and gas workers face numerous hand hazards. Learn about cut resistant gloves suitable for the industry.

Construction worker on site

Our PPE categories haven't changed much over the last few decades, but there have been some important recent innovations. Find out what they are.

Why you need good recordkeeping practices

Good record-keeping practices are an integral part of hiring and managing contractors. Find out what's at risk.

Big rig on road

Truck driving is one of the few industries that may be getting less safe. Find out what the hazards are and how truckers can protect themselves.

Hazardous Substances

HAZWOPER training is required in many workplaces. Find out who needs it and what types of courses are available.

Worker wearing respirator

Protecting your workers from hazardous atmospheres is more than just handing out respirators. Find out what else your program needs to cover.

Oil and gas contractor management

Oil and gas projects always carry risk. Find out how to minimize them and your liabilities when hiring contractors.

Oil and gas plant

What is a HAZOP study and what are the benefits of conducting one? Read this article to find out.


When OSHA receives a complaint about your company or workplace, you will have the opportunity to respond. Find out how to handle these situations.

Busting hydration myths

Does coffee dehydrate you? Learn the answer to this and other basic hydration questions.


What is the difference between single use, limited use, and reusable chemical protective garments?

Chemical protective clothing is, according to OSHA's Technical Manual (Section VIII, Chapter 1), equipment designed to "shield or isolate individuals from the...

What procedure should we follow to reactivate equipment that has been locked out?

Lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures are used to ensure that equipment or machinery does not release hazardous energy in the form of electricity, chemicals, heat, or...

Can you wear any pair of earmuffs with a hard hat?

The short answer is "no." You cannot combine any pair of earmuffs with a hard hat and still get full protection.Hardhat-mounted hearing protection (earmuffs or...

What is contractor compliance and how can it be assessed?

When an organization enters into a contract with another party to do work on a site that the organization manages, the contracted party becomes a contractor. Whether it...

Is lockout/tagout (LOTO) required in construction?

Lockout/tagout (LOTO) is a General Industry OSHA standard that applies to "the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected...

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