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The actual term, according to the American Council of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), is Threshold Limit Value-Short Term Exposure Limit (TLV-STEL). Short-Term Exposure Limit, or STEL, is...
The first step in managing compliance requirements is to know exactly what those requirements are. Occupational health and safety requirements exist in most jurisdictions but might vary and evolve...
Working in confined spaces can present many hazards and challenges. One of the most overlooked hazards can be dehydration and protecting workers from dehydration in confined spaces is often not well...
Answered by: Bubba Wolford
Dir Business Dev
Choosing and evaluating the right protective clothing is critical. Not choosing correctly and failing to evaluate and test can have serious consequences. There are two primary test methods for...
Disposable coveralls should be used for asbestos abatement work in order to prevent asbestos contamination of your work clothes. Not any disposable coveralls will do as they can let asbestos fibers...
Before choosing disposable protective clothing, you first need to need to ascertain what the disposable protective clothing will protect the worker from. Assess what the main hazards are and what you...
OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.138 states: “Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees' hands are exposed to hazards such as those from.....
Carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) are mentioned often, and sometimes get confused with one another due to their similar names. This is an understandable conflation, but they are two...
The term GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. It classifies chemicals and communicates hazard and health and safety information to users through...
Fall protection technology has to satisfy some basic criteria:It has to be effective in stopping falls and limiting injuriesIt can't be so cumbersome that it creates a temptation to misuse or...
Up to 60% of the adult human body is water. Water plays a role in most bodily functions including lubricating your eyes and joints, keeping your skin healthy, helping to eliminate body toxins, and...
Answered by: Bubba Wolford
Dir Business Dev
When a worker falls to another level, they should come to rest suspended by their personal fall arrest system. For for that to happen, however, some informed forethought and calculation has to occur...
By making sure each employee's safety responsibilities are embedded within their job descriptions, and a key component of performance reviews, you are making safety a priority in the workplace...
Electrolyte drinks are those that contain electrolytes – salts like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and regular old table salt – that help the body regulate the flow of water in and out of...
Answered by: Bubba Wolford
Dir Business Dev
Of the more than 1,000,000 hand injuries reported yearly by OSHA, a staggering 69% are due to lacerations and puncture injuries. In 30% of all cases, the injured worker either did not wear safety...
Answered by: Karoly Ban Matei
HR and Safety Manager
There are a handful of key factors that can contribute to dehydration, including environmental conditions (heat and humidity), physical activity, health conditions or illnesses, and diet. But no...
Answered by: Bubba Wolford
Dir Business Dev
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), back injuries have a high prevalence in the workplace and cost the economy anywhere from 20 to 50 billion dollars per year. It's...
Answered by: Karoly Ban Matei
HR and Safety Manager
Hearing protection is no joke. Safe, reliable earplugs must be worn to protect workers from loud environments, but how do you know what style is going to be best?One option is custom molded earplugs...
Answered by: Gina Gould
Content Writer & Marketing Strategist
Your work boots could last anywhere between several months and several years. It all depends on a number of factors:The quality of your work bootsThe material they're made fromThe distance you...
Entering confined spaces is a common practice for many workers, and thoughtful selection of equipment is a critical aspect of the process.OSHA defines a confined space as "an area that was not...
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Featured Experts

Bryan McWhorter

Lead Safety Advisor, Author, Writer, Speaker

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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