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No stupid questions here. Safeopedia staff have answered many commonly asked Environmental, Health, & Safety questions and also assembled a number of EH&S Professionals who will answer your questions in basically any area of EH&S.

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When I was in high school, I remember seeing the front page of the newspaper with a headline shouting about a tragedy in Littleton, Colorado. It has been revisited many times in the intervening years...
An arc flash is an electrical explosion that occurs when electricity short circuits through the ground or air to another phase. The resulting flash can see temperatures of more than 35,000°F,...
The human body is between 60% to 75% water, and every part of the body – including organs, blood, bones, brain, eyes, and skin – needs water to function. It can be thought of as both a...
As someone who has worked from home for the last seven years or so, I know that there are some important safety considerations even when you're not on a job site.Even if your work is done at a...
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is your last line of defense against hazards. They're the protective articles you wear on your person (like safety glasses and work gloves) to protect against...
Slips, trips, and falls are among the leading cause of injuries in the US, often resulting in sprains, strains, fractures, broken bones, or concussions.Millions of slips, trips and falls occur every...
Wearing the wrong footwear can increase your chances of slipping or tripping. Injuries due to slips, trips, and falls cost the US billions of dollars each year and are one of the leading causes of...
In the conversation about hydration, the term "electrolyte" comes up often. It’s common knowledge that water is the key to proper hydration – so why not just drink water? In...
Answered by: Bubba Wolford
Dir Business Dev
In hot work environments, cooling gear is a necessity to help workers stay comfortable and combat heat stress.What many people don’t realize is that there are actually two different types of...
Whether as dust, fumes, spores or smoke, airborne particles are generated by a variety of processes on worksites. Workers have to be diligent about protecting themselves from the more dangerous...
The safest angle? That depends on two things: the jurisdiction and the type of ladder in question. For the purpose of answering your question, we will discuss portable extension ladders. Why? Well,...
In the parlance of health and safety management, the terms hazard and risk are often confused. It becomes difficult to have a discussion about assessment and mitigation when we can’t agree on a...
Electrolytes are a combination of water and essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. Your body needs them to regulate muscle and nerve functions and maintain blood...
Answered by: Bubba Wolford
Dir Business Dev
Whether it’s a manufacturing plant or a construction site, keeping track of visitors is of the utmost importance. Visitor management systems help organizations develop, employ, and streamline...
The only real answer to this question is the one that exactly fits your company and all your possible emergency situations. No one answer will apply across the board, but there are several factors...
There are several things that women should consider when purchasing a new pair or work boots. These include proper size and fit, durability, and any other additional features that may be necessary...
Answered by: Gina Gould
Content Writer & Marketing Strategist
How many wheel chocks you should use per trailer depends on several variables. Consider the following:Location and terrainComposition of area (asphalt, gravel, mud)Grade or slope, if any (front to...
Hi, Bryan McWhorter here from Safeopedia.The question we have is if you're a roofer or working on a roof and you think the structural integrity of a section of the roof has been compromised, how...
Answered by: Bryan McWhorter
Safety proffesiona
In general, nitrile gloves are safe. However, whether they are the right choice for a given application depends entirely on the circumstances.Nitrile gloves are made of synthetic rubber and a common...
When I worked for one summer as a glass installer, I got a crash course in the importance of grip. When you and a partner have to carry glass panels that weigh up to 200 pounds, losing your grip is a...
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Featured Experts

Bryan McWhorter

Safety proffesiona

Bryan McWhorter is a safety professional with eight years of experience in driving and teaching safety. Bryan gained his knowledge and experience as the safety officer and Senior Trainer for Philips Lighting. Philips is a strong health and well-being company that promotes a safety first culture.

Karoly Ban Matei

HR and Safety Manager

Karoly has worked at a senior level (both as an employee and a contractor) for organizations in the construction and manufacturing industries. He has a passion for developing and improving health and safety programs.

Daniel Clark

 

Daniel Clark is the founder and President of Clark Health and Safety Ltd., providing safety and quality consultation across various industries in Calgary, Alberta. Daniel has a Bachelor of Science degree, certification in health and safety, certificates in both CAD design and CNC, auditing certifications and the designation of Canadian Registered Safety Professional. Being raised and practicing in Calgary, the heart of Canada’s energy industry, most of Daniel’s career has been energy related. He has performed safety and quality roles from field supervision to office-based administration and management. Daniel’s consulting business has worked with organizations offering engineering services, restoration, pipeline, environmental, manufacturing and food service.

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