Walking the Walk…Tips for Complying With the Final OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Are falls a concern to you or your workers? Do you regularly inspect walking-working surfaces, correct and guard against hazardous conditions? Are you committed to a safe working environment at your company? Keeping current with legal changes is a necessary first step. In November of 2016, OSHA published its final rule on Walking and Working Surfaces,

Falling Objects: Protecting Your Workplace From Falling Tools

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 42,400 “struck by falling object” OSHA recordable incidents every year in the United States. By our estimate, that’s nearly 116 injuries caused by falling objects every day or one injury caused by a dropped object every 10 minutes. And this only accounts for OSHA recordable incidents; it does not

OSHA Requirements and Regulations Change: Time to Trade in Old Equipment

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Since OSHA Stand-Down is coming right up, a major thing to keep in mind while you are training is to evaluate your inventory to make sure it’s up to date with all the new OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces requirements as well as other regulatory changes you may be subject to. For instance, did you realize that as of

Scott Safety Nation Feature: Cancer Risks Volunteer Firefighters Face

After a growing number of reports of firefighters being diagnosed with cancer, a variety of organizations collaborated to study this newly recognized risk. Recently, one of the largest studies of firefighter cancer risks among United States firefighters, conducted by NIOSH with funding by the U.S. Fire Administration and led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed that firefighters

Valley Fever: Taking Precautions if You Work Outdoors

Cases of Valley fever have been increasing, but many are not aware of this fungal agent and that it can be quite dangerous. What is Valley Fever? Valley fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is caused by inhalation of the spores of Coccidioides immitis fungus. The fungus is commonly found in the soil of southwestern states of the United States, and more likely to

Register and Listen: A Helpful Hearing Protection Webcast

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  If you are a hearing conservationist then you know that you can measure, assess, document and counsel someone about how to protect themselves when it comes to their hearing. But, when it comes to effective intervention there is an important tool that is sometimes the only tool. What is this tool you may be asking yourself?

Growing Worker Safety Concerns in the Medical Marijuana Industry

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  To date, 30 states and the District of Columbia now allow marijuana use for medical and/or recreational use. Additionally, 16 more states have also legalized the inclusion of cannabidiols (CBDs) to be used in various forms. However, each state handles the relevant cannabis industry production safety and health issues for workers in this emerging agricultural and

Facing the Fears of Fentanyl Exposure: Protecting Law Enforcement

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Fentanyl. It is a major factor in the opioid epidemic and considered to be one of the deadliest illicit drugs on the market. From the singer Prince to teens in small towns, fentanyl has been linked to many drug overdoses and deaths. For first responders like police officers and paramedics, accidental fentanyl exposure can prove to be

Listen to What You Can Learn at 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminars

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hearing loss resulting from loud noise created by machinery and tools may go undetected until it’s too late. On top of that, it's not always easy to find clear information about how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace. How do you currently find out about detection, what changes to make and what personal protective

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