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Category Archives: Training, Compliance, and Certification

The Importance of Gas Monitoring Equipment in Enclosed Spaces

February 11, 2019

There are unique challenges oil and gas companies must face when it comes to working with hazardous chemicals. Gases like hydrogen sulfide naturally occur during extraction operations, which make it a common risk for workers in the field.  Working in an enclosed environment that may contain hydrogen sulfide combines two occupational safety hazards: confined spaces
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How to make it through an OSHA inspection

January 26, 2017

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Organization will conduct regular inspections to ensure companies provide safe working spaces, so companies need to always be ready for inspections

Staying hydrated on the work site

July 29, 2015

Heat-related illnesses are a serious hazard on industrial work sites, especially those that are outdoors during summer months.

Preventing heat-related illnesses in the workplace

During times of intense heat, workers can be at serious risk of illness, over-exhaustion and potentially even death.

Confined Spaces in Construction ruling goes into effect Aug. 3

July 27, 2015

Beginning Aug. 3, a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation designed to protect construction workers from hazards associated with confined spaces will go into effect.

Emergency response protocols just as important as workplace safety

Though work sites have been made safer through stricter standards and advanced personal protection equipment, some cases of workplace injury are unavoidable.

Proper battery care critical to on-site communication and equipment maintenance

July 21, 2015

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.

3 Major Compliance Priorities for OSHA’s Power Generation Safety Standard

July 1, 2015

As power companies update their safety plans for this year, they should include the updates to the electric power generation, transmission and distribution standard implemented by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The deadlines for compliance with the new safety standards for the power sector are approaching for several provisions.  Not only do power sector employees have
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Tips to Educate Workers on Occupational Exposure to Asbestos

June 23, 2015

While workers may not realize it, there is the possibility that a hidden danger like asbestos in the workplace can disrupt their health and well-being. Defined as a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil, asbestos is often found in manufactured goods, fabrics and friction products, and building materials, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Workers will often not
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Total Eye Safety Crucial for Chemical Workplaces

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
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