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2015: A Busy Year For OSHA

December 19, 2014 1:47 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA's budget justification, its plans to increase the number of health inspections next year are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to its full 2015 agenda.                     

6 Ways To Encourage Warehouse Safety

December 4, 2014 5:20 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Maintaining a safe working environment in your...

5 Ways Well-Maintained Industrial Flooring Could Save You Money

November 21, 2014 12:43 pm | by Paul Anderson, Technical Director, Flowcrete Americas | Articles | Comments

The only way to secure your facility flooring...

Top Misconceptions About Fall Protection

November 20, 2014 10:17 am | by Mike Cameron, Technical Specialist with 3M | Articles | Comments

When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits...

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Ladders Are Safety Equipment: Why Suppliers Should Carry Them

November 13, 2014 10:30 am | by Dave Francis, National Safety Director, Little Giant Ladders | Articles | Comments

Basically every industry uses ladders to some extent. If everyone is using ladders, why do so many industrial supply houses dislike carrying them?                             

5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 29, 2014 9:28 am | by Paul Leavoy, Research Analyst, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Tips for manufacturers to improve and integrate supplier performance into the management of their EHS requirements.                       

How To Stay Compliant With OSHA's New GHS Rules

October 27, 2014 3:32 pm | by Chris Palmisano | News | Comments

Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.

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ABC Coalition Urges OSHA To Withdraw Recordkeeping Regulation

October 20, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. | News | Comments

For the first time, OSHA plans to make electronically submitted injury and illness records publically available on the Internet through a new searchable database.                         

OSHA Launches Dialogue On Workplace Safety

October 13, 2014 12:21 pm | by United States Department Of Labor Newsroom | News | Comments

OSHA is seeking public comment regarding current practices and future methods for updating permissible exposure limits.                                     

The Real Cost Of Workplace Injuries

September 29, 2014 3:50 pm | by Dr. David Michaels, Asst. Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health | Blogs | Comments

In an economy where every penny counts, cutting corners on safety is costing American business owners hundreds of millions of dollars every day.                               

Warehouse Automation: Risk And Reward

September 29, 2014 3:22 pm | by Luke Atkinson Foley and Steve Phillabaum, The Graham Company | Articles | Comments

Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re aware of the risks and rewards of warehouse automation.                                           

Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the supply chain?                                         

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Improving Electrical Safety In The Workplace

September 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager of Harting USA | Articles | Comments

A sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment, and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.                             

Reduce Lift Truck Damage To Pallet Rack And Plant

September 23, 2014 10:29 am | by Steel King | Articles | Comments

Pre-engineered industrial guard railing systems can increase safety and decrease costs.                                               

Wrapping Up NSC San Diego

September 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here are the product trends I felt were most prevalent by the end of the expo, as well as the booths I was particularly impressed by.                                 

11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Thieves in many countries are known for stealing data at rest in hotel rooms and safes, and en route to a destination.                                     

OSHA's Top 10 Violations For 2014 Announced

September 17, 2014 10:28 am | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.          

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Grainger And National Safety Council Launch New Safety Campaign

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by Grainger | News | Comments

The National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, has launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC Congress & Expo.               

10 Low-Tech Ideas To Protect High-Tech Secrets

September 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by Craig McCrohon, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C., in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A few practical low-tech steps can significantly improve the chances of distributors protecting their business secrets or other valuable confidential information.                         

NSC Announces 2014 Class Of Rising Stars Of Safety

September 10, 2014 2:01 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo on Sept. 16 in San Diego.                                              

Home Depot Confirms Breach In U.S., Canada Stores

September 9, 2014 9:12 am | by Marley Jay, Associated Press | News | Comments

The news comes nearly a week after a website that focuses on cybersecurity reported a possible hack of Home Depot's data.                                     

Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

September 3, 2014 9:39 am | by Anne D'Innocezio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang's, and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.                     

Top Distractions in the Warehouse: 10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Them

August 28, 2014 12:23 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve the safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.                     

So You've Been Hacked... Now What?

August 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Laurie Segall explains the simple steps you can take if one of your online accounts has been compromised.                                         

Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 27, 2014 3:41 pm | by MIT | Articles | Comments

Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions?                                        

NTN, NCIS Conduct Raid To Fight Counterfeit Bearings

August 11, 2014 10:24 am | by Jack Keough, ID Contributing Editor | News | Comments

NTN Bearing has announced the results of a joint raid that it participated in with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.                                    

5 Things Employers Should Know About Prescription Painkiller Use

August 6, 2014 4:52 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.                  

New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

August 6, 2014 10:56 am | by Paul Weber and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republicans and industry groups welcomed the revisions a month after slamming the first draft of the bill as overzealous.                                     

RPM Intl Agrees To $797.5M Deal On Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rust-Oleum's parent company plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims.                

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