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Housekeeping and OSHA’s 3 Lines of Defense Against Workplace Hazards

May 18, 2017   10:55 am
OSHA 3 Lines of Defense thumb
If you’re in the health and safety field, you have undoubtedly seen the figure below illustrating OSHA’s three lines of defense against workplace hazards. Source: OSHA In this article, we’ll review the three lines of defense — engineering controls, administrative and work practice controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) — and discuss how housekeeping fits […] Read More   >

OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium Cuts the 8-Hour PEL by 90%

January 26, 2017   11:58 am
Foundry workers
UPDATED: The effective date for this rule is now May 20, 2017. The compliance dates have not changed. Less than a year after the new silica dust standard, OSHA has issued a final rule on beryllium exposure. The new standard cuts the 8-hour permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium to one-tenth of the previous limit, […] Read More   >

Our Top 5 Most Popular Blog Articles of 2016

December 19, 2016   1:05 pm
Top 5 Blog Articles
As hard as it is to believe, 2017 is just around the corner. If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll know that this year we’ve made a big push toward providing you with content and resources surrounding industrial safety. We’ve published articles related to combustible dust, silica dust, OSHA and NFPA standards, and more. Here […] Read More   >

What Does Great Look Like?

November 30, 2016   9:00 am
Greatness quote
Nilfisk Business Development Manager Scott Boersma was recently interviewed for an article on the PROCESS EXPO blog. In that interview, he noted that there’s a “weird paradox” in attitudes toward some safety hazards in the food industry. Specifically, some companies take the perspective that any safety risk is too great. And they’re willing to do […] Read More   >

OSHA’s New Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs: An Overview

November 28, 2016   1:33 pm
Last month, OSHA released its new Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. This is the first time the guidelines have been updated since their issue in 1989. This article provides a brief overview of the new recommendations and what they mean for companies. We also highlight aspects of the standards specifically related to housekeeping. […] Read More   >
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