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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

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.

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

How to Choose the Right Hard Hat in Summer

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

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

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

How to Manage Fatigue in the Workplace 

June 2, 2022Night time, Male worker in uniform is tired and wiping his forehead

Workplace safety includes consideration of long work hours, swing shifts, and other rotating schedules that have an impact on worker fatigue. According to OSHA, almost 15 million American workers have full-time jobs that require evening, night, rotating or other irregular shifts that contributes to worker fatigue.  It is the employer’s responsibility to provide employees who