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Respiratory Protection Checklist: What is Required Before Using a Respirator?

November 18, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set regulations and standards that guide the use of respirators at the worksite. OSHA’s code (29 CFR 1910.134) requires employers to develop and implement a respiratory protection program for respirator usage.  In hazardous environments, respiratory equipment is essential in protecting workers from harmful materials, atmospheres, and contaminants. Though


The Critical Importance of Safety Signs in the Workplace

November 8, 2022

From office buildings to construction sites and manufacturing plants, signs are all around to promote workplace safety. As instant recognizable indicators of potential hazards, safety signs can greatly reduce accidents, injuries, and possible death. Signs are also a useful tool in providing everyday general information, education, and direction to your busy workforce. The Occupational Safety


The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

October 25, 2022

Over the last few years, the subject of workplace mental health has become an area of great individual and professional concern. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the CDC estimates that 40% of American adults have struggled with their mental health. 71% of adults reported having difficulty managing stress and feeling overwhelmed or


Tips on Maintaining Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace

October 24, 2022

From workers on the factory floor to supervisors in the office, the main priority of an organization is to keep employees healthy and safe. That’s indeed first and foremost. Consequently, an organization can be adversely affected by health, safety, and environmental issues. Work related injury and illness impact both employee productivity and a company’s bottom


The importance of noise protection in the workplace

October 18, 2022

When we think of severe injuries that can occur in the workplace, we might not think of the importance of protecting our ears.


Why Proper Battery Care & Maintenance is Critical for Worksite Safety

September 21, 2022

Portable electronic devices and hand-held machinery are typically powered by battery, whether it be a smaller 9-volt or a larger 24-volt pack.


How to Plan for a Successful Plant Turnaround

September 15, 2022

From oil and gas to refining and chemical processing, a plant turnaround (or shutdown) is an inevitable reality in most industries. Turnarounds provide an essential opportunity for various maintenance issues to be identified and resolved. A turnaround that stays within budget and timeline can have a positive effect on a plant’s overall efficiency and safety.


How to Reduce Workplace Injury With Machine Guarding

August 8, 2022

What is Machine Guarding?  Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as fractures, lacerations, burns, crushing, or even amputation and hands are especially vulnerable. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries.   Machine guarding is a measure used to prevent body parts and unwanted objects from coming into


How Does Stress Impact Workplace Safety?

Many people experience stress on the job at some point in their careers. However, the problem may be more pervasive and dangerous than some employers realize. Causes of Stress in the Workplace According to a survey from the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they


August Hiring Events – Gonzales, Louisiana

August 1, 2022

We’re hiring Turnaround Technicians in the Gonzales area for turnaround season.  We invite you to come out and meet the team at one of our hiring events this month.  See below for locations and dates. Come in person to interview Active TWIC Card Required Valid Driver License Excellent Driving Record & Insurable Refinery Experience a