At Safeopedia, we think safety professionals are unsung superheroes in many workplaces. We aim to support and celebrate these professionals and the work they do by providing easy access to occupational health and safety information, and by reinforcing safe work practices.
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A reported 5-10 American workers are injured or killed every day from arc flashes and electric shock hazards, but with proper practice, policies and procedures you can...
Your fall arrest system is as good as useless if you don't have enough clearance to use it. Find out how to perform this essential calculation.
Mesothelioma cancer can be elimiated - if we take the right steps to protect homeowners and workers from exposure to asbestos.
Hydration is an often-neglected aspect of maintaining worker safety. Take the quiz and test your knowledge!
How can you be sure your safety moments are really working? Make sure it has these 4 elements.
Hearing loss is very serious, especially when it's a result of improper hearing protection being used at work. Test your knowledge on hearing protection at the job site...
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.
What is a HAZOP study and what are the benefits of conducting one? Read this article to find out.
Learn how to properly investigate and report accidents in the workplace so that they don't re-occur.
Safety culture grows out of an organizational commitment to safe practices. Learn the basics and how to get things started.
The possibilities of AI in workplace health and safety are believed to be endless, or at least, the possibilities will go as far as companies are willing to invest...
Job site radio communication made easy. These simple etiquette tips can mean the difference between confusion and communication.
Full body harnesses keep workers safe at heights, but only if it is properly fitted. Find out the right way to don one.
Knowing how to treat specific injuries doesn't come naturally. Here are tips for how to administer first aid for the most common occupational injuries.
There are many different expert opinions on how to effectively improve your team’s total recordable injury frequency rate, but we found the best solutions for you here.
Wondering how to make your first aid kit comply with workplace safety regulations? Find out what items it needs to contain.
Motorists are one of the biggest hazards facing road crews. Guiding the traffic is crucial to keeping everyone safe from harm.
Earplugs or earmuffs - how do you choose? Find out how each protect hearing and how to pick the right one.
Your business has a lot riding on its safety program. Find out how hiring a permanent trainer can enhance the safety of your workplace.
Wearing protective equipment should be your team's first priority and a standard safety routine, but are you and your employees using the right hand protection for high...
Noise-induced hearing loss is serious, but not every worker understands the risks. Find out more about hearing conservation at work.
Test your knowledge about qualifying contractors and the process around it with this quiz that will challenge how you address contractors working high-risk tasks with...
What can we do to tune into workplace hazards before they become a problem? Becoming aware of these two major challenges is a good start. Find out what they are here.
In some cases, using a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is the only way to ensure a supply of breathable air. Find out how to select the right one.
Leading edges pose a serious danger to construction workers. Find out how to stay safe from falls during construction projects.
This quiz is designed to test your knowledge about loading dock safety and help you to learn the basics of maintaining a safe loading dock.
Confined spaces are dangerous places. Learn how to protect yourself in this environment, and the first steps in confined space safety.
It doesn't take much to get a painful ergonomic injury. Find out about the 5 most common ways of getting one and how to prevent them.
Safety showers and eyewash stations are key to protecting workers from hazardous chemicals and other substances. Learn more about them in this quiz.
Although it’s often the last line of defense against flash fires and other such disasters, flame resistant (FR) protective clothing is essential PPE for workers in a...
Chemicals are serious business. Take the quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about storing them safely.
Exposure limits indicate when your workers are in danger. Understanding them is critical.
ANSI/ISEA introduced a new standard to prevent dropped objects. Watch this video to learn more about it.
How do you prevent tools and other objects from falling while working at height? This video demonstrates three simple but effective dropped object solutions.
This piece of safety equipment is designed to arrest the fall of a worker who is working at height. Find out more here.
Improperly handling or storing chemical drums can have serious consequences. Follow these tips.
This quiz will take you through some of the key things to know about ISEA Dropped Objects Standard 121. Try your hand at the quiz to see how much you know!
Falls are the No.1 cause of workplace fatalities worldwide. Test your fall safety knowledge here.
Safety vests are a critical piece of PPE on many job sites. Find out how to choose the right one for your workers.
Learn what women in traditionally male-dominated industries means for health and safety services.
A single fatality is horrendous in most workplaces. In this article we will be looking at workplace safety failures that killed hundreds and even thousands.
There's a reason chainsaws figure so prominently in horror movies. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while using one.
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Learn what you can do to ensure your safety on and around ice.
Do workers need to take responsibility for their behavior at work? Absolutely. But it's also up to employers to ensure that workers have the tools, resources and...
Learn the importance of inspecting power cords and how to properly use and store extension cords.
Manufacturers are spending extraordinary amounts on digital transformation projects. International Data Corp (IDC) predicted that global...
Respirators protect the wearer from inhaling chemicals and toxic materials. Without them, these hazards could have a devastating impact on...
Respirators are designed to protect the user from exposure to various inhalation hazards, including vapors, fumes, toxic gases and...
For more than 40 years, we’ve been aware that exposure to crystalline silica dust can cause serious health problems for workers...
Crystalline silica is common on construction sites and used in several industrial products including glass, ceramics, and concrete. Despite...
Heat stress is a commonly recognized problem, and many employers have put protective measures in place to reduce their workers’ risk...
Energy absorbing lanyards are also known as shock absorbing lanyards. They are connecting devices used with safety harnesses, the purpose...