Human Factors

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.

How Technology Can Help Your Workforce With Fatigue

In high-hazard industries like construction or utilities, worker fatigue can easily result in serious injuries and deaths. But it’s important to note that all workplaces are affected by fatigue, which can lower productivity and increase injury rates in any line of work.

How To Identify Workplace Safety Champions

Workplace safety champions are the beating heart of a strong health and safety culture. They are people who are passionate about safety, take an active role on safety committees or lead by example among their peers.

5 Important Topics for Confined Spaces Training

Confined space is an area that has limited space and limited openings for entry and exit. Examples of confined space include tunnels, silos, vats, access shafts, truck or rail tank cars, manholes, and storage bins. These spaces should be occupied for short periods of time only, and always while taking necessary precautions.