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How Do the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rules Affect Construction Companies?

September 22, 2017 OSHA Standards and Regulations

Construction Worker

Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is found in materials that construction workers deal with every day – such as roads, buildings, and sidewalks. It is a common component …

All You Need to Know About The Walking-Working Surfaces And Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule

July 18, 2017 OSHA Standards and Regulations

Walking-Working Surfaces

The purpose of the OSHA’s final rule is to revise the outdated general industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) Standards on the slip, trip, and fall …

Top 5 Tips on How to Avoid OSHA HCS Violation Penalties

June 15, 2017 OSHA Standards and Regulations

Safety Data Sheets

The OSHA Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) 1910.1200 is important because it prevents over 500 workplace injuries and about 43 deaths across the USA annually. Revised in 2012, it covers 43 …

How to Easily Prevent Catastrophic Dust Explosions

May 11, 2017 Electrical Safety, OSHA Standards and Regulations

Dust Explosion

Effective September 2015, the NFPA 652 Standard outlines the requirements for controlling combustible dust hazards. The Standard specifies guidelines on dust combustibility and emphasizes the importance of fire protection and …

Over Complicating Safety

March 11, 2017 General Safety, OSHA Standards and Regulations

Oil drilling operations safety

By Brian Mitchell, HSE officer, and drilling consultant The rig count is climbing once again, and completions activity is increasing. Personnel who have been out of the business for a period of …

ANSI Compliance, Safety and Health for Food Processing

February 27, 2017 Eye Protection, OSHA Standards and Regulations

Food Processing PPE

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing, Haws Corp. From the oil industry to mining, agriculture to research, any working environment that puts employees in close proximity to occupational hazards, such as potentially …

How Lower Gas Prices Influence Occupational Safety in Oil and Gas Industry

January 9, 2017 General Safety, OSHA Standards and Regulations

How Lower Gas Prices Influence Occupational Safety in Oil and Gas Industry

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average retail price of regular gasoline in the US was $2.24/gallon on August 29, 2016, (the lowest price on Monday before Labor …

ANSI Cut Level Testing Updates: Glove Protection Standards Improve

October 17, 2016 General Safety, Hand Protection, OSHA Standards and Regulations

testing machine

The American National Standards Institute and the European Union have developed different standards for cut resistant gloves testing and rating criteria, the purpose of which is to facilitate the classification …

Allegro Constant Flow Respiratory Protection

October 5, 2016 General Safety, OSHA Standards and Regulations, Respiratory

Respiratory Protection

Providing workers with clean breathable fresh air while working in dangerous environments is essential. According to OSHA, “Employees need to wear respirators whenever engineering and work practice control measures are …

4 Great Reasons to Get Your Petzl Gear at PK Safety

September 20, 2016 Fall Protection, OSHA Standards and Regulations

Petzl helmet in use

Reason #1: Petzl gear is a highly respected brand in the climbing industry for quality and reliability. It will keep you alive, and it’s 25% off at PK Safety. Petzl …