Workplace Safety

Here's Why Confined Space Training Matters

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Confined spaces aren't just uncomfortable: they can also pose severe risks to workers' health and safety. Here are a few things you need to know about confined spaces, new regulations, and how to keep workers safe.

WHAT IS A CONFINED SPACE?

The definition of "confined space," according to OSHA, is an area that:

  1. is large enough for workers to enter;

  2. is not designed for long-term occupancy;

  3. and has limited and/or difficult entrances and exits.

Preventing Heat Stress on the Job

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Summer might be great news for school-kids, but for hardworking people on the job, heat can pose real health risks. Here's what you need to know to keep everyone safe.

HEAT RISKS

Although summer sun does increase heat-related injuries and health risks, it's crucial to prioritize safety throughout the year--especially since heat problems have a variety of sources. Take, for example, industries that regularly deal with high volumes of hot objects, or workplaces where strenuous physical activity is combined with high humidity. Because of this, it's not just outdoor employees who are at risk; anyone who works in or around heat must be careful, aware, and safe.

OSHA defines four categories of heat associated risk. These categories are:

  • Lower: Less than 91°F

Do You Have the Proper Training for Confined Spaces?

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Confined spaces can be very dangerous working environments. As many managers know and learn in industry training, confined space environments can cause serious injury or death when working in an industrial facility. Fortunately, with a good understanding of the risks, quality and pertinent training, and necessary controls, many of the risks of confined workspaces can be avoided.

MSHA Part 46

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Do you have questions about MSHA, what it means for you, and how it impacts your workplace safety training regimen? Read on to find out everything you need to know, plus a few tips for implementing Part 46 guidelines.

The Difference Between MSHA Part 46 and Part 48

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If you're looking for more information on MSHA guidelines, workplace safety, and little details that will make all the difference in your training courses, you've come to the right place. Today we're taking a closer look at MSHA Parts 46 and 48, helping you understand what they are, what they mean, and how to work them into any complete workplace safety training regimen.

Why Workplace Safety Should Be a Priority

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Safety in the workplace is scrutinized today like never before. Not only can a workplace incident cause untold financial hardships as well as injuries to workers, but it can also ruin the reputation of a business. The OSHA guidelines have gotten more complex over time, so it's important to know exactly what is expected in each facet of your business in order to keep people as safe as physically possible. 

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