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The Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) is an OSHA standard that is designed to address the issue of classifying the potential hazards posed by chemicals in the workplace. Its purpose is to ensure that (Read on)

Past Terms: Right To Know LawIrritantSafety Integrity Level

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Changing a company’s safety culture is not easy to accomplish, but it doesn’t have to be too difficult. Over the years, we have seen companies make significant changes in this... (Read on)
Delivering Effective HAZWOPER Training

HAZWOPER training is mandatory for anyone whose work might bring them into contact with uncontrolled chemical hazards. This article provides an overview of the standard and how to deliver effective HAZWOPER training.
New Year Safety Predictions for 2017

The technological developments of 2016 made it an exciting year for health and safety professionals. But what does 2017 hold for EHS? Have a look at these predictions to find out.
Introducing Safeopedia's Content Advisory Board

Introducing Safeopedia's Content Advisory Board
Indoor Air Quality: The Invisible Hazard in Every Workplace

It may be invisible and largely unnoticeable, but the Environmental Protection Agency has ranked poor indoor air quality (IAQ) as one of the top environmental risks to public health. Find out more about it here.
Safety and Overconfidence: 'I Won't Fall'

Being good at your job requires some confidence, but overconfidence can lead to safety violations. Learn about the psychology of overconfidence and how you can avoid falling prey to it.
Risk Factors for Developing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders due to work-related functions are common, but preventable. Learn how musculoskeletal injuries occur and what you can do to prevent them.
The Moral Safety Compass

Being safe is easier said than done. Next time you make a decision regarding safety, ask yourself whether you would let your children perform the same task.
Top 10 OSHA Safety Violations You May Have Committed Last Year

Each year, OSHA publishes its list of top 10 safety violations. How many have you committed this year?
Why Winterization Is Important for Health and Safety

Neglecting to maintain your HVAC system poses a number of health and safety risks, especially during the winter months. This article covers some of those risks and lays out the steps you need to take to prevent them.
Why Safety Programs Fail

Safety professionals love using metrics, but focusing on the numbers runs the risk of overlooking the importance of safe employee behavior. Learn more about the importance of hyper vigilance and how to create a hyper vigilant safety culture.
Third Party Negligence in Slip and Fall Accidents

Who is legally responsible when someone is injured from a slip or fall on a construction site? The property owner or the project manager? Well, it's complicated. Read this article to learn about negligence and responsibility for slip and fall accidents.
'Tis the Season to Be Careful

Decorating the workplace for Christmas can be lots of fun, but it comes with its own hazards. Find out how you can ensure everyone's safety while making your office more festive for the holiday season.
A Holistic View of On-site Construction Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Construction site safety goes beyond the hard hat and steel-toed boots. Find out how you can take a holistic approach to keeping your employees safe from on-site hazards.
Cold Stress: Your Winter Safety Guide

Don't let the cold weather stress you, or your body this winter
What You Need to Know About Electric Shock Drowning (ESD)

Electric shock drowning (ESD) is little known but has deadly consequences. Find out how ESD happens and how to prevent it.
Winter Driving Mode: Kicking Hazards to the Curb

Winter driving is hazardous and unpredictable. Learn how to avoid common winter driving hazards and how to prepare for winter accidents on the road.
The Hesitations Surrounding Behavior-based Safety

Behavior-based approaches to safety are promising but continue to be controversial among safety professionals. Learn more about behavior-based safety programs and find out why many are still hesitant about adopting them.
How Many Safety Pros Do You Need to Hire?

Not sure how many occupational health and safety professionals you need for your organization? Use this equation to get an exact figure.
Employee Rights - What PPE Does My Employer Need to Provide?

Employers are required to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their workers. Learn your rights as an employee and what steps you should take to ensure your employer is compliant.
Managing Permits with Cloud-based Technology

Permits in the construction industry are associated with high-risk jobs, so it's important to minimize inefficiency and human error when managing them. Find out how cloud-based permit management technology can make your job site safer.
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A signal word, as used by OSHA, 'means a word that is used to indicate the relative level of severity of a hazard and to alert he potential reader to a potential Read more

A safety integrity level is a measurement of safety system performance. It is related to the probability of failure on demand. There are four safety levels, rated Read more

An irritant is a chemical that may cause damage to the ears, eyes and airways after just one exposure. The injuries that result may range from tiny, invisible Read more

The Right To Know Law is a principle that is embedded into environmental and workplace safety legislation in the U.S and other countries. It states that affected Read more

The Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) is an OSHA standard that is designed to address the issue of classifying the potential hazards posed by chemicals in the Read more
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