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Category Archives: Training, Compliance, and Certification

Total Eye Safety Crucial for Chemical Workplaces

June 23, 2015

Because powerful chemicals are present in industrial facilities, employers must provide comprehensive protection, including for workers' eyes, against potentially harmful substances. Since chemicals could spill and splatter when employees handle them, companies should ensure workers always wear protective eye equipment that could reduce the number of eye-related injuries in the workplace. In 2012, there were 20,300 occupational eye

How to Have a Comprehensive Fire Protection Plan on the Job

A proper fire protection plan starts with establishing preventative measures to enforce in the workplace. With a variety of hazardous chemicals and substances in the industrial sector that could cause fires or explode, employers should minimize facility damage and potential for employee harm with a comprehensive fire protection plan. According to the National Fire Protection Association,

How to Improve Occupational Safety Assessments

Chemical manufacturers keep up their health and safety programs to ensure workers are safe from incidents, but they may not know their initiatives  are based on outdated information. When employers do not know about new regulations to control workplace hazards, there is a higher chance of injuries and incidents. Employers can better understand all of

Are Virtual Environments the Future for Training Oil and Gas Workers?

February 11, 2015

A study performed the American Red Cross found a combination of learning in a conventional classroom and a virtual environment could be the experience workers need to improve their emergency response, Occupational Health and Safety magazine reported. The American Red Cross analysis of the U.S. Department of Education studies and other research revealed both types of learning

Tools for Improving Compliance with Permissible Exposure Limits in the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas workforce is often at risk of being exposed to hazardous chemicals that could affect their long-term health and well-being. As employers consider the best ways to improve workplace safety, they should invest in complying with permissible exposure limits of dangerous chemicals. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is going forward with

Keeping Current with Worker Injury and Illness Reporting

While a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed a decrease in injuries and illnesses, oil and gas companies continue to face the challenge of maintaining employee health and safety while increasing production.  Occupational injuries and illnesses dropped to an incident rate of 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to

Eye Injuries Still Major Cause of Workplace Injuries, Lost Productivity

When industrial companies reassess their work safety programs to comply with state and federal regulations and enhance their own environmental, safety and health programs, they should focus on eye protection. As workers rely on their sight for virtually every task, it's crucial employers ensure staff are protected from hazards that could cause eye injuries and

Tips for Mass Decontamination After a Chemical Incident

The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services teamed up together to release new guidelines for handling mass chemical exposure, which is especially relevant for workers at industrial worksites, Occupational Health and Safety magazine reported. The DHS' Office of Health Affairs Chemical Defense Program and the HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for

3 Crucial Workplace Safety Steps to Take Before Inspections

In an interview with The Associated Press, the head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration noted a shift in the mining industry in improving worker safety. While mining is frequently cited as a dangerous industry, companies in the sector are working to guard against hazards that could put employee health and safety at risk. 

How to limit 3 top respiratory hazards in the oil and gas industry

With the oil and gas boom, production has surged to help the U.S. become more energy independent and strengthen the economy. While production is expected to continue to rise, a shortage of workers in the job market that could make it difficult for employers to find qualified workers and sustain growth in the industry.  As