Monthly Archives: June 2016

Emergency Eye Wash and Showers

Several OSHA standards require that an emergency eyewash or eyewash and shower be provided whenever employees are exposed to corrosive materials. Eyewash and Shower Requirements Eyewashes and showers should be in compliance with ANSI Z358.1-2004. Construction, installation and location of the eyewash or eyewash and shower should meet the ANSI requirements. A checklist of the… read more

Dealing with Distractions in Safety-critical Operations

Don’t Blink! Dealing with Distractions in Safety-critical Operations The classic example of a distraction leading to a fatal error in a safety-critical situation is the teenage driver who crosses the center line on the road while texting and kills herself or someone else. But driving isn’t the only safety-critical situation, and text messages aren’t the… read more

A Working Person’s Guide To Prevent Heat Stress

Heat stress is an illness that results from too much heat exposure on hot jobs. This illness may include heat exhaustion (headaches, nausea, or dizziness) or heat cramps (cramping in the muscles). If unrecognized and untreated, heat stress can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal. What are Hot Jobs? Hot jobs have hot… read more