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Category Archives: Occupational Health and Safety

Tips for Turnaround Project Planning

May 5, 2021

 Plant turnaround is an inevitable reality and a common occurrence in many industries. A turnaround is a scheduled stoppage of part or all of a plant’s operations. It’s normal for operations to stop for maintenance, replace equipment, upgrade resources, or to maintain regulatory compliance. Over time, assets age, processes fail, and you may need to
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Improving eye health in industrial settings

June 18, 2020Eye protection is a critical, ongoing concern for safety specialists.

Eye safety is a vital consideration across all industries. Use this guidance to enhance your efforts to address this especially dangerous type of workplace injury.

Total Safety Celebrates Leading Safety Milestone With Two Million Hours Without OHSA Recordable

November 5, 2013

Houston, TX—Total Safety’s Fire Services group has reached an industry leading safety milestone – two million hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable. Celebrating two million non-recordable hours is a significant accomplishment. This milestone was achieved, in part, due to Total Safety’s commitment to continuous improvement in its safety culture. Safety is Total’s
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SABIC SHE Award Video

July 23, 2013

Z-Safety Services, our European division, was featured in this video from SABIC that discusses the importance of safety within industry:

Total Safety’s Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Three Charity Organizations

June 28, 2013

  Total Safety, the world’s leading integrated safety services company, today announced that funds raised during its annual ‘Tee It Up for Charity’ golf tournament will benefit three non-profit organizations focused on improving the lives of families within their communities. Proceeds from this year’s tournament went to: Sky High for St. Jude, a volunteer organization
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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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Are You Ready for Real-Time Emergency Response?

May 12, 2013

While many facilities have a written Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in place, they may not consider all environmental and hazardous conditions. A well-developed Emergency Action Plan facilitates and organizes company and employee responses during workplace emergencies, resulting in fewer and less severe injuries and, possibly, less facility structural damage. A facility’s EAP is imperative to
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Total Safety Broadens Safety Equipment Rental Fleet

March 28, 2013

Total Safety, the world’s leading provider of industrial safety services and equipment, has partnered with Remote Safety Recovery Systems to include a series of decontamination shower, cooling and heating, safety, and other customizable trailers as part of the Total Safety rental fleet throughout North America. Ideal for remote locations, Total Safety’s mobile decontamination shower trailers
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Total Safety’s Centralized Confined Space Monitoring System Evaluated by Texas A&M Engineering Extension

February 22, 2013

Total Safety, the world’s leading integrated safety services company, announced that its Centralized Confined Space Monitoring System has been tested and evaluated by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Product Development Center (“TEEX PDC”) at TEEX’s Emergency Services Training Institute to verify compliance with the current interpretation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 29 CFR
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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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