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Lockout/Tagout Standards – Toolbox Talk

Lockout/Tagout Standards – Toolbox Talk

The Lockout Standard of OSHA for industry includes lockout requirements for the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment and any associated activities. Normal production operations are not covered by the standard unless an employee is required to remove or...

GHS Label Requirements for Shipping

GHS Label Requirements for Shipping

The essential goal of hazard communication is to ensure that anyone coming into contact with a hazardous chemical has the reliable, practical, and comprehensible information they need to take effective preventative and protective measures for their health and safety....

Sexual Harassment: Definitions – Toolbox Talk

Sexual Harassment: Definitions – Toolbox Talk

The decisions issued by the Supreme Court in 1998 provided distinct definitions of sexual harassment in the workplace and were guided by two main types. The first type is called quid pro quo. Quid pro quo is Latin for “this for that,” and refers to situations in which...

MEWP: Familiarization Through Training – Toolbox Talk

MEWP: Familiarization Through Training – Toolbox Talk

Operators can only operate MEWPs that they are authorized, trained and have been familiarized to operate. Familiarization must occur with each unit that will be operated prior to use, during training and inspection. Operators must also be familiar with where the...

Winter Driving Tips for Employees

Winter Driving Tips for Employees

When you drive for work, it's important to take extra care during the winter. Especially in cold, snowy climates like Michigan, winter weather can hit hard, making it difficult to drive safely. Before you head out on any drive this winter, be sure you've reviewed and...

PPE: Head Protection Selection – Toolbox Talk

PPE: Head Protection Selection – Toolbox Talk

Over 70,000 disabling head injuries occur every year in industry. Hard hats were worn by only 16% of these workers who sustained head injuries.   Head protection, in the form of protective hats, must do two things, resist penetration and be shock absorbent. This...

5 Workplace Fire Safety Tips

5 Workplace Fire Safety Tips

Maintaining a safe work environment includes a quality workplace fire prevention program. October is fire safety month, making this a great time to review your fire safety program. Here are 5 workplace fire safety tips to get you started! #1 Minimize Workplace Fire...

PPE: Eye and Face Protection – Toolbox Talk

PPE: Eye and Face Protection – Toolbox Talk

Each eye and face protective device is designed for a particular hazard. In selecting the protection necessary, consider the type and degree of hazard. There are generally four categories of eye and face protection: safety glasses, goggles, face shields, and welding...

Portable Fire Extinguishers – Toolbox Talk

Portable Fire Extinguishers – Toolbox Talk

Portable fire extinguishers are often the first line of defense against a fire. Knowing how to use a portable extinguisher and using the right type is critically important not only to putting out the fire, but also preventing personal injury and costly damage to...

Heat-Related Illness Prevention in the Workplace

Heat-Related Illness Prevention in the Workplace

eSafety's Heat-Related Illness series was developed to create a better understanding of the different types of heat-related illnesses. These illnesses are prevalent in the workplace year-round and can affect anyone working in a warm, humid environment both indoors and...

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

eSafety's Heat-Related Illness series was developed to create a better understanding of the different types of heat-related illnesses. These illnesses are prevalent in the workplace year-round, and can affect anyone working in a warm, humid environment both indoors...

6 Types of Heat-Related Illnesses

6 Types of Heat-Related Illnesses

eSafety's Heat-Related Illness series was developed to create a better understanding of the different types of heat-related illnesses. These illnesses are prevalent in the workplace year-round, and can affect anyone working in a warm, humid environment both indoors...