3/14/2023 - Tom Hopkins, Automation Specialist
Learn how Rockwell Automation’s® GuardLink™ technology can allow all types of safety devices to be placed on a single series line and still achieve Performance Level 'e' without the risk of fault masking. By using GuardLink, you can simplify your safety installations, increase efficiency, and improve overall safety.
11/16/2022 - Rexel
5 tips to keep you safe, warm, and productive while working in the cold.
The visual workplace is the concept of emphasizing the use of visual cues to convey information such as color, signs, labels, and tape to help create a safer space for workers.
2/8/2022 - Rexel
Burn injuries result in 40,000 hospitalizations each year. From downed power lines to chemical exposure to arc flash, burn prevention could have saved lives and prevented injuries.
We're in the coldest part of the year - being outside can be a hazard. Winter safety for people who work outdoors saves lives and limbs. Let's go over ways to keep workers safe in the cold.
The thought of an eye injury provokes a visceral reaction in most people. Understanding workplace hazards and OSHA requirements will help you select the right type of eye protection.
11/9/2021 - Rexel
The first full week of November is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Each year, drowsy driving results in tens of thousands of accidents and thousands of deaths. Learn to recognize the signs.
Do you know what's lurking in your facility? A hazard assessment helps you understand your safety status, identifying opportunities to protect workers, prevent injuries, and avoid fines.
Starting a safety program is the right thing to do, preventing workplace injuries while helping you avoid hefty OSHA fines. Keep the following six tips in mind as you develop your program.
6/29/2021 - Brendan Behr, Rexel Technical Consultant
Before performing a task, assessing the potential for hazard exposure is imperative. Taking steps to mitigate the risk of injury starts with understanding the hierarchy of controls.
Job safety is vital to OSHA compliance. Federal law entitles workers to a safe workplace. That means employers must keep workplaces free of known health and safety hazards.
6/1/2021 - Rexel
OSHA's top ten list of most frequently cited standards shows the potential for accidents and injures - and is a starting place to prevent workplace incidents.
Working at height refers to work performed above another level. Knowing the hazards can save lives. From fall prevention to fall protection, this post can help you improve workplace safety.
When it comes to face masks, do you know the difference between fact and fiction? Let's clear the air with some guidance on what masks can and can't do to keep you safe at work and in public.
1/14/2021 - Jim Lanz, Rexel Technical Consultant
In recent years, both OSHA and ANSI have updated fall arrest standards. Are you aware of the new compliance requirements? Learn about updates for ladders and self-retracting lanyards.
Whether you're reopening after a shutdown period or looking to stave off rising infection rates, these workplace cleaning tips from the CDC, OSHA, and the EPA can help.
Though the threats may seem less imminent and the injuries less severe, office safety is critical to employee wellness. Let's look at six areas to consider for your office safety program.
10/27/2020 - Rexel
With several styles to choose from, finding the right mask can be confusing. This blog looks at the most common types for protection and prevention, including cloth, N95, and surgical.
National Disaster Preparedness Month is a great time to look at disaster preparedness. If you haven't evaluated your plans and policies - or if you don't have any - get started with these four steps.
8/11/2020 - Rexel
We know safety has to come from the top down. To mark OSHA's Safe + Sound Week, we're highlighting 15 ways managers can show workplace safety leadership and foster a safety culture.
Let's look at driving safety for powered industrial trucks, focusing on OSHA's topics for ensuring safe operation. In this post, we'll address each topic to help you improve driving safety.
6/17/2020 - Rexel
Poor ergonomic working conditions can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Whether you move all day or sit behind a desk, addressing ergonomic risk factors is crucial to workplace safety.
Managing workplace stress in a pandemic takes employers and employees coming together. Learn employer strategies and get tips for employees to alleviate stress and improve morale.
Accidents are avoidable! With the right knowledge, practices, and equipment, employers can prevent workplace injuries. Learn how to keep workers safe and download our prevention guide.
5/27/2020 - Brendan Behr, Rexel Technical Consultant
Finding the right COVID-19 safety solutions is critical to workplace safety. There are several key components to consider as businesses revise their safety programs for the new normal.
This week's tip is: "Ensure workers know their roles in a safety and health program." Safety engagement is critical to the success of any safety program. Making safety everyone's job is key.
Dress to prevent cold stress. Cold weather PPE includes specially insulated and waterproof gear as well as standard winter gear. The following guidelines can keep workers safe and warm.
1/10/2020 - Rexel
Our workplace safety tips are based on what our readers search for most. Focused on safety areas, this list will help you keep site workers and visitors safe and sound in 2020 and beyond.
Where are you at regarding compliance? Having accurate lockout/tagout procedures is a great start. But LOTO procedures are just one of five required components to a LOTO program.
Lead dust from one site can be carried to another, creating a lead exposure risk in your home and car and endangering your family. Learn how to avoid take-home lead and prevent serious harm.
10/17/2019 - Rexel
All too often, when we think of workplace safety, we think in terms of the dangers we can see. But noise can be just as damaging as a slippery floor, and its effects can last much longer.
We are bombarded with signs all the time - especially safety signs. I bet you've relied on at least one of those today. Signs have saved you from injury and even death countless times.
I was recently asked to provide a training module on a lockout/tagout after an injury at a customer's facility. This incident could have been prevented with a compliant lockout/tagout program.
8/15/2019 - Rexel
It's Safe + Sound Week, an OSHA campaign to inspire more facilities and worksites to make safety a priority, complete with resources. In this post, we'll explore the three pillars of this program.
It's OSHA's Safe + Sound Week and a great time to evaluate your safety program. This post will help you improve workplace safety at your site or facility and keep employees safe and sound.
If you're outside working in direct sunlight for an extended period, you may begin to experience symptoms that signal heat stress. The good news is that it's generally preventable.
6/25/2019 - Jim Lanz, Rexel Technical Consultant
Workplace impairment threatens the safety of employees, customers, and the public. Though it can be tricky to identify, it's a risk that shouldn't be taken lightly.
More than 43% of workers are sleep deprived. Fatigue impacts job performance and increases the likelihood of accidents. Managing fatigue can increase your efficiency and keep you safe.
At work, people are more likely to get injured by slipping, tripping, or falling than by any other cause of accident. So, keeping up with fall prevention standards and techniques is important.
6/4/2019 - Jim Lanz, Rexel Technical Consultant
When considering workplace safety, what is the first step to developing safety standards for any task? If you're not identifying workplace hazards, your safety program is merely theoretical.
Arguably, one of the biggest factors in machine safety is the human element, which is why machine safety culture is critical. Functionally, safety systems are designed to protect everyone.
March is Ladder Safety Month! So, it's a good time to look at ladder safety at your company. Many workplace accidents involve falls from ladders - and they could have been prevented.
2/12/2019 - Jim Lanz, Rexel Technical Consultant
Permanent injury is all too common when it comes to the soft tissue of the human eye. Emergency eyewash stations play an important role in the safety of workers.
Cold stress can be extremely hazardous. There are many ways to identify cold stress, and OSHA identifies three common types of stress and how to prevent them.