Human Factors

4 Railway Safety Concerns

Train safety can go off the rails in any number of ways. However, through improved awareness, workers and employers alike can make working on the railway better for everyone by taking into account safety issues that plague the industry, including human factors that affect employees’ well-being.

Tank Cars Not Strong Enough to Transport Dangerous Goods

Electrical Safety Measures That Power Your Compliance Program

Working with electricity is dangerous. According to OSHA, most workplace incidents involving electricity are caused by unsafe equipment and/or installation, unsafe environment, or unsafe work practices.

7 Common Manufacturing Hazards When Working With Robots

Since the first assembly lines were developed, automation has become increasingly common in production and manufacturing of everything from food and small machine components to cars. Machines have taken over a huge number of tasks and, from a financial perspective, it’s not surprising. Machines don’t get sick, they don’t need vacations and they don’t get injured.

6 Qualities That Make a Safety Leader

A strong safety culture depends on dedicated leaders. They are the people who spearhead the fight for a safer work environment. A good safety leader isn’t shy about bringing concerns to the attention of their superiors or about encouraging others to do their part to keep themselves and others safe.

Strategies for Workplace Noise Protection

Modern life is far from peaceful and quiet. Continuous exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) are harmful and not many people realize how many everyday sounds are louder than the recommended exposure limit—including lawnmowers, power tools, garbage disposals, blenders and food processors.