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What is the 2017 OSHA Silica Regulation?

What is the 2017 OSHA Silica Regulation?

by Brady-Sorbent Products Company
In June 2017, OSHA released a final ruling on the use of silica, discussing all of the dangers that are associated with the consistent exposure of silica, and they noted that it’s been...Show more
How does the silica regulation affect my sorbent program?

How does the silica regulation affect my sorbent program?

by Brady-Sorbent Products Company
Leaks, drips and spills in your facility—or liquid transfer of any kind—odds are you’ve used some type of absorbent for those types of situations already. Absorbents are a great way to...Show more
Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection

Years ago, when I worked in a window and door factory, I saw a lot of employees who didn't bother putting in their ear plugs or ear muffs if they just had to use the circular saw for...Show more
Taking It Easy in the Heat

Taking It Easy in the Heat

It didn't seem particularly hot that day. And we were already pushing up against the deadline, so me and some of the guys decided to work through lunch. I figured I'd get something to drink...Show more
Dehydration

Dehydration

I have a journeyman electrician friend who often works on construction sites, and she told me that she was working one job where the boss made sure everyone had water on hand—which as...Show more
Hot Weather Hazards

Hot Weather Hazards

In college, I worked as a landscaper for a work-study program and I clearly remember the day my employer bought a tent for us to rest in on breaks and during lunch. I'm not even sure how...Show more
Heart Risks: AEDs and CPR in the Workplace

Heart Risks: AEDs and CPR in the Workplace

I was chatting with a foreman the other day and he collapsed out of the blue. I was stunned and I had no idea what to do. A driver jumped out of his truck and ran to the AED station. He...Show more
Pinch Points

Pinch Points

"I am the only woman working in the shop at my company. The men have bigger hands than I do, so I keep my small gloves in my toolbox when I'm not using them. One day, I was going...Show more
Fentanyl - Know the Bad that Comes with the Good

Fentanyl - Know the Bad that Comes with the Good

Opioids are an important class of drugs. They're responsible for relieving pain from broken bones, surgery, cancer treatment, and many other medical conditions. Unfortunately, they'...Show more
Eye Protection

Eye Protection

I really have problems with anything near my face, so I wasn’t too happy when my boss told me I had to wear the proper safety eye googles for the job I was about to do. Not only that,...Show more
Confined Spaces

Confined Spaces

“When my employer said he wanted to send me on a training course so that I could work safely in confined spaces, I thought it was a bit unnecessary. Was he worried about me bumping my...Show more
Safety Nets

Safety Nets

When I got my first construction job after moving to a big city, I was a bit nervous. I wasn't used to working at heights. I had worked on the rooftops of a few houses, but working on a...Show more
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