Posts made in March, 2015

Hearing Conservation Part Four – Recordkeeping

An effective hearing conservation program can prevent hearing loss, improve employee morale and a general feeling of well-being, increase quality of production, and reduce the incidence of stress-related disease. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommend an employer should administer a continuing, effective hearing conservation program...

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Small Business Self-Evaluation Checklist: Powered Industrial Lift Trucks

Investigations of powered industrial lift truck-related accidents indicate that many workers and employers may not be aware of the risks of operating or working near powered lift trucks, such as forklifts, and are not following the procedures set forth in Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA) standards, consensus standards, or equipment...

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Small Business Self-Evaluation Checklist: Lockout/Tagout

“Lockout/tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of...

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Small Business Self-Evaluation Checklist: Machine Guarding

Moving machine parts have the potential for causing severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these needless and preventable injuries. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. This “Client Handout” provides...

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Small Business Self-Evaluation Checklist: PPE

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to determine all exposures to hazards in their workplace and implement measures to protect their workers. When engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective, employers are required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards. If...

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