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Category Archives: Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Services

How to Choose the Right Hard Hat in Summer

August 1, 2022

Excessive heat is a threat to the safety of workers — especially those working outside in construction, oil and gas, agriculture and similar industries. If their bodies cannot release heat as quickly as it accumulates, workers can face numerous health risks, such as fatigue, fainting, cardiovascular issues, impaired judgment and other symptoms of heat related
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How Using Total Safety’s VMI Solution Resulted In 38% Cost Savings

July 12, 2022SafeTek eDistribution Vending Machine

A large utility company in California was facing challenges with controlling inventory costs and preventing waste. They required certain items to be available 24/7 and accessible near specific work zones in the plant. They also needed to keep track of the inventory that was issued by the department and the employees for billing purposes. The
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How to Increase Employee Engagement to Improve Workplace Safety

July 6, 2022two men and two women in an industrial warehouse, smiling and talking while reviewing information on a tablet. All are wearing hard hats, and hearing protection that reflects that they have access to proper PPE and are working safely

Occupational health and safety is a practical matter, where the major goals are commonly shared by the business and its staff. Companies have a vested interest in both keeping workers safe and staying on the right side of relevant regulations.  This common desire for a safe workplace doesn’t mean problems won’t arise, however. Employees may
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Know the Importance of Heat Awareness

June 20, 2022

Heat awareness is especially crucial this year as states including California are already experiencing historic high temperatures.

EHS Best Practices with Management Systems and Training Programs

August 16, 2021

An EHS management system can provide many benefits to an organization. Worker safety, meeting regulatory requirements, minimizing operational risks, and meeting the demands of your customer are just a few advantages of an efficient EHS system. For the success and safety of your business or operation, it’s important to have a smooth implementation of an
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Keeping Workers Safe in High Heat

June 12, 2013

Although no specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards cover heat stress, the General Duty Clause protects employees against heat-related illnesses due to the hazard’s serious nature. While most will readily acknowledge it’s important to keep body temperature stable to prevent heat illness or even death, but many don’t recognize the basic factors involved
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Silica Dust Exposure During Fracking

September 17, 2012

By John Baker, Total Safety Certified Industrial Hygienist The public debate about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has weighed the potential for environmental pollution versus the economic and energy independence benefits which fracking has unlocked. But recently, worker exposure to silica dust during fracking has been highlighted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Industrial Hygiene Elements of a Successful Turnaround

May 16, 2012

By John Baker, Total Safety Industrial Hygienist Previously, Total Safety has emphasized the importance of including the need for IH resources during the planning of the turnaround to ensure that the exposure of employees (and possibly contractors) to airborne chemicals, silica, asbestos, noise, heat, radiation and other health hazards is monitored and controlled. Pre-planning is essential
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Handling Petroleum Coke in a Safe and Healthful Manner

April 16, 2012

By John Baker, Total Safety Certified Industrial Hygienist Petroleum coking is an environmentally responsible recycling process used in some oil refineries to make the most use of hydrocarbon residuals that otherwise would go to waste. As safety and health professionals, we are sure to control the high temperature and pressure used in the coke domes
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Total Safety Leads Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Discussion with China’s Sinopec Group

April 12, 2012

Total Safety recently hosted executives from Sinopec Group, one of the largest Chinese state-owned petroleum and petrochemical enterprise group, at its La Porte, Texas, facility to lead a discussion on hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety. The meeting was part of an initiative of the Houston Mayor’s Office of International Trade & Development. Sinopec executives were visiting
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