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National Ladder Safety Month: The Perfect Time to “Step Up” Employee Training

January 23, 2023

150+ workplace fatalities and 22,000 injuries can be prevented According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ladder deaths accounted for 161 on-the-job fatalities in 2020, the most recent year for which statistics are available. That same year, there were 22,710 ladder-related workplace injuries, an injury stat that has remained relatively constant over the previous…

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Safety Training Beyond 2022: Ergonomics, Preventing MSDs & Avoiding Common Mistakes

November 22, 2022

By: Kevin Lombardo, Contributor Ask any experienced workplace safety professional and they’ll tell you: Training is one of the most reliable, consistent and cost-effective ways to reduce injury risks. In virtually every industry, including high-risk sectors like construction and healthcare, employee safety training can be the difference between a healthy bottom line and a budget…

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Millennials and Training in the Workplace

July 1, 2022

Let’s face it: the world is changing at a breakneck speed. The industrial hygiene industry is not exempt from this fact. Catering to more generations in the workforce than ever before, it can be challenging to find trainings and strategies that appeal to everyone. Millennials are unique in their perceptions of safety. They’ve lived through…

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It’s Not Just Dust: Implementing a Respirable Crystalline Silica Training Program

November 16, 2021

By: Rachel Krubsack, Contributor More than 2 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to crystalline silica on the job. Crystalline silica is a natural component of sand, rock and mineral ores. It’s also found in materials such as concrete, mortar, granite and artificial stone. The most common form of crystalline silica is quartz. Simply…

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Hazard Training: Safety Data Must Be 24/7

September 21, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi, Chief Editor, Workplace Material Handling & Safety It’s not enough to have a safety data sheet (SDS) for each hazardous chemical in your workplace—one that describes the physical, health and environmental health hazards of the substance and provides information about how it should be safely handled and stored. Employers must make sure…

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Breathe Easy: A 10-Step Respiratory Protection Training Plan

September 21, 2021

By: Mark Stromme, Contributor Employees depend on a respirator to keep them safe and healthy when working in a hazardous atmosphere. Make sure they understand how to safely use the equipment. Overview Before you can require employees to wear respirators, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires you to take steps to prevent the…

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More on Hearing Protection Training: A Deeper Dive into Standard 1910.95(a)

August 3, 2021

“Compressed air can be noisy, so over the years, ITW Vortec has designed products that significantly reduce the noise generated. Our Vortex A/C line of enclosure coolers are 78% quieter than conventional compressed air enclosure coolers, and our Vortec Engineered Air Nozzles, with their air-amplification technology, reduce noise levels by as much as 60%.” ITW…

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ANSI/ASSP Z490 EHS Training Standard

August 2, 2021

  Sponsored By: “Vector Solutions sees the ANSI/ASSP Z940 standards on EHS training as incredibly valuable resources for everyone involved in EHS training—training producers like ourselves, EHS managers, people vetting EHS training before licensing it, training deliverers with deep content expertise but less training expertise, and more.” Vector Solutions, 866-733-0790, www.vectorsolutions.com History ANSI stands for…

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Now Hear This: Right Steps for Hearing Conservation Training

April 19, 2021

Dr. Vickie Tuten and Dr. Kathy Gates, Contributors Hear, hear! Industrial hygienists serve key roles in providing education and training, one of the essential elements of a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP).  Consistent delivery of effective education can have a positive impact on influencing workers to voluntarily adopt behaviors that preserve their sense of hearing. The…

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No Cost OSHA Training

February 12, 2021

Respiratory Protection This course will ensure the safe use of respirators and dust masks when a worker could be exposed to Silica Dust. It will cover use, inspection, maintenance, and storage. Chemical Hazards This HAZCOM program is developed to improve workplace safety where dangerous chemicals are used. 8hr HAZWOPER Get the latest information on classification…

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