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Heat Stroke Prevention

Preventing Heat-Related Incidents in the Workplace: The Importance of Heat Stress Monitoring

When it comes to ensuring the well-being of workers in hot environments, monitoring heat stress is crucial. Heat stress can lead to severe health issues and even fatalities if not properly managed.

Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Arbill’s Guide on Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

By implementing best practices, safety measures, and providing proper training and education, organizations can significantly reduce the risk of arc flash incidents.

Slips Trips Falls Prevention Tips

Slips, Trips and Falls: 4 Tips to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace accidents and injuries. According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls account for 16% of all deaths in the workplace and cost employers billions of dollars per year.

Struck-by Injury Prevention Tips

Tips to Prevent Struck-by Injuries

For this blog post, we’d like to zero in on struck-by injuries, which include objects that are falling, flying, swinging or rolling. In any of these scenarios, a worker is stripped of their ability to see these objects coming towards them with enough time to react and move out of the way.

OSHA Standards

Ensure your company and your employees are compliant with OSHA Standards

It is now more important than ever to ensure that your company and your employees are compliant with OSHA standards. One of the first steps of this process is to make sure that your company and employees are aware of these standards and understand the necessary steps you need to take to avoid them.

Push to talk hearing protection

How Push-To-Talk Hearing Protection Optimizes Team Communication

Communication is critical to personal safety, especially in noisy workplaces. Combining it with technology that helps workers stay protected and productive is a win-win.

prevent cold stress

What is Cold Stress?

What constitutes cold stress, and its effects can vary across different areas of the country. It's important to recognize the signs and prevention tactics.

preventing hand injuries

Avoiding Hand Injuries

Hand injuries happen from time to time, but with a bit of forethought, and the proper hand protection, many can be prevented.

worker orientation

Welcome to Safety: The Importance of Worker Orientation

It's important that all new employees understands from day one that nothing is more important than keeping workers safe.

emergency escape breathing device

Using Emergency Escape Breathing Devices

When properly used, an emergency escape breathing device (EEBD) can provide emergency respiratory protection by allowing the wearer to escape from environments with atmospheres that are oxygen deficient or that contain toxic contaminants.

heat stress initiative

Understanding the Current Heat Stress Initiative and its Impact on the Workforce

Hot climates and the corollary heat stress injuries and incidents have always existed in the United States in some form and have presented themselves as a problem within workplaces across the country.

summer safety

Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Summer Accidents

While everyone looks forward to the nice weather and chance to enjoy time outside with their families, the summer is also a high-risk period for the workplace, with more workplace injuries occurring in July, August, and September than any other three-month span.

Workplace Safety Tips

Time Saving Tips to Keep Safety a Priority

By reiterating the importance of safety, you will be creating a better overall workplace.

cost of workplace injuries

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries: Calculating the Impact

Injuries affect multiple parts of the organization and a focus on safety should be shared across the board.

importance of PPE

The Top 9 Reasons to Pay Attention to Your Company’s PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is more critical to workplace safety and employee satisfaction than ever before.

Safety compliance training

The Importance of Safety Compliance Training

Preventing accidents, injuries and ill health caused by work should be a priority for everyone and safety compliance training plays a major part.

Protecting Youth in Agriculture

Protecting Youth in Agriculture

Per OSHA HO/A there are some agricultural jobs are particularly hazardous to that youth under the age of 16.

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OSHA’s Respiratory Standard and Your Organization

Do you know the steps needed to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) respiratory standard requirements?

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Lockout / Tagout: The Key to Controlling Hazardous Energy

It is important to understand why developing a set of Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) practices can result in a safer workplace.

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Improve Workplace Safety: Keys to Motivate Your Leaders

A safety culture needs strong top-down support, good communication, established processes and built-in accountability.

Importance of workplace safety

Importance of Making a Safety Difference

By building a culture of safety, you are changing the mindset from general safety awareness to a structured safety focus.

heat related illness

Preventing Heat Related Illness with Acclimatization

Start teaching your employees the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and consider using a buddy system for those working in hot temperatures. Properly treating a person experiencing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses can save their life.

Choosing the right hearing protection

Choosing the Right Hearing Protection

Proper hearing protection not only ensures compliance with regulations but also safeguards the health and well-being of employees.

3M Headsets

Headsets That Work as Hard as You Do

3M PELTOR is a respected global leader in hearing protection and communication solutions.

Hazards in Agriculture

Hazards in Agriculture

Farm-related accidents and injuries are affecting younger worker? According to OSHA, each year more than 2 million youth under the age of 20 are exposed to farm-related safety hazards that can cause fatalities, injuries or permanent disability.

Hydration Safety

6 Helpful Tips to Protect your Workers from Heat-Related Illness and High Temperatures

Training your front-line employees to recognize heat-stroke or heat-related illness is crucial in your ability to protect your team. Your workers are surrounded by each other for the full workday and will be the first to notice indicator signs in your employees.

Fire Safety Tips

Fire Safety

Explosions and fires in the workplace can be extremely dangerous and you should take the necessary steps to ensure maximum fire safety.

Construction Site Hazards

Five Top Safety Hazards on Construction Sites

Protecting your employees requires knowing the potential risks and providing the training and equipment to ensure that they make it safely home from the job site. Knowing these five hazards can serve as a starting point as you develop a strategy to improve the safety on your construction site.

Agricultural Safety Training

Farming & Agriculture Safety Training

The farming and agriculture industry face a number of unique issues including heat stress, worker stress and pinch and amputation hazards and chemical exposure.

Ergonomics Programs

Ergonomics Programs

By developing appropriate ergonomic solutions, further losses as a result in a decline in productivity, quality of work, absenteeism, lost time injury and worker's compensation premiums can be mitigated.

Safety in the electrical trade

Ensure Safety in the Electrical Trade

To avoid shocks and serious injuries when working near high voltage electrical sources, maintenance workers need to know how much voltage they could be exposed to.

Office Safety

Electrical Safety Tips for the Office Worker

Although the most frequent types of incidents are falls (either from height, tripping or slippery surfaces), many injuries also occur as the result of contact with electrical equipment or appliances.

Tractor Safety

Do’s and Don’ts of Tractor Safety

For those in the agricultural industry, heavy machinery operation and tractor safety are paramount.

Cardiac Emergencies

Don’t Be Unprepared for Cardiac Emergencies in the Workplace

Boost your employee's confidence that they'll have the tools they need to administer lifesaving assistance by offering courses like CPR, first aid, how to use an AED for Cardiac Emergencies.

Grain Bin Silo Safety

Best Practices to Grain Bin and Silo Safety

By understanding the potential dangers inherent to grain bins and grain silos, workers can follow several steps to help reduce risk of entrapment, injury or death. Entrapment is one of the biggest hazards that workers encounter when working with flowing grain.

DOT HAZMAT Regulations

Who Needs DOT HazMat?

Over the course of many years of training companies and employees on Department of Transportation Training (DOT) Hazardous Materials Shipping, Receiving and Transporting, one consistent question has always been asked; "who actually needs DOT Training?"

Fall Protection Safety Harnesses

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Falls are still occurring too frequently and although we know fall protection is available, it is often overlooked and this is when injuries can occur.

Safety Training

Why Ongoing Safety Training is Imperative to Workplace Safety

Ongoing safety training is just as important, if not more important, to creating a solid foundation of safety for your workers.

Make Safety a Priority

5 Time Saving Tips to Keep Safety a Top Priority

By having crucial conversations with your employees and putting best practices in place, you can save time while keeping safety top of mind.

Keep employees safe from insects

35 Safety Tips to Keep Your Employees Safe from Insects

Over the summer, ants, bees and mosquitos can be unwelcome guests at the family barbeque or picnic. But for America's workers, insects can be more than a nuisance, they can be dangerous.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Is it Really Work Related?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often assumed to be work-related, but that is not always the case. The choices you make once the claim is started can ultimately decide your fate.

Tips for Reducing Workplace Stress

12 Tips To Reduce Workplace Stress

Whatever the cause, and however it manifests itself, workplace stress continues to be a problem—one that can cause reduced productivity, increase in accidents, and a spike in costs.

Preventing Cold Stress

How to Prevent Cold Stress in the Winter

Temperatures may drop, but the risks associated with being unable to regulate body temperature remain very real for those working in the elements. With proper education and a tailored, high performance FR layering system, you can better understand how to prevent cold stress and its related risks.

Proper Fitting PPE

The Science of Fit

Fitting PPE is not just about compliance; it’s about safeguarding our well-being, and we must understand the science behind proper fit.

Fall Protection ANSI Standards

What Are the Latest Updates to ANSI Z359.14?

To help prevent on-the-job injuries and fatalities in construction, it’s imperative to keep up with the latest ANSI standards for fall protection equipment and best practices. The latest edition of Z359.14, published in July 2021, features several updates to Types, Classes, and Performance Requirements of SRDs.

Government Municipal Safety Partner

Making Safety a Core Component of a Municipality’s Operations

Municipalities play a crucial role in providing essential services to citizens, ensuring infrastructure runs smoothly, and upholding the quality of life in urban and rural settings. However, many times, these entities are underserved when it comes to safety, primarily due to a combination of factors. Here’s a deeper dive into why municipalities face these challenges and how companies like Arbill can fill the gap.

Onboarding Diverse Suppliers

Onboarding Diverse Suppliers

The inclusion of diverse suppliers can significantly benefit a business in numerous ways.

Prescription Safety Eyewear

EasyRx Prescription Safety Eyewear Program

By providing your employees with proper frames and lenses that suit their needs, they will feel valued and taken care of. A happy workforce is a productive workforce, and our program ensures that your employees have the best possible eyewear experience.

Gas Detection Wearable

What Is a Gas Detection Wearable: Top Questions About Connected Safety Technology

The latest safety innovations, such as gas detection wearables, can help provide the visibility and data-driven insights to help create adaptable, proactive safety programs and establish a culture of behavior-based safety.

papr respiratory protection PPE

Should Your Company Use Powered Air-Purifying Respirators?

Depending on your environment and the particulates you're protecting against, it may be good practice to use a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) when working in certain sectors.

Crystalline Silica Protection

Protecting Employees from Respirable Crystalline Silica

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in various materials including concrete, stone, and sand. In fact, it is used to make products we all use every day including glass, pottery, bricks and more.

Choosing Hearing Protection

How to Choose Hearing Protection to Avoid Overprotection

A worker who can't hear the warning signal of a truck or piece of heavy equipment coming his way may be in danger. Workers who can't hear and thus, cannot communicate effectively with peers are also more likely to make mistakes and tend to feel more isolated on the job. Here is what you need to consider when choosing the right hearing protection tools for your workers and working environment.

Fall Hazards in Construction

Awareness of Fall Hazards Can Help Prevent Falls in Construction

Increase your employees’ awareness of fall hazards and fall prevention across the construction industry.

Respiratory Exposure Assessment

Respiratory Exposure Assessment

As a safety manager, you need to ensure you're using the right respiratory protection measures and equipment. To do that, you'll first need to know the types and levels of airborne contaminants in your job site.

Gas Detection Safety

What type(s) of gas detection equipment will keep employees safe?

When it comes to gas detection, there are many fundamentals you need to understand before you can decide the type(s) of equipment you'll need to keep your employees safe starting with what conditions require gas detection.

Rooftop Safety

Tips for Making Rooftop Safety Your #1 Priority

The time to create a safety culture in your business is before you hire your first employee, quote your first project, or visit your first job site. The successful contractor focuses on the safety and well-being of his employees and the customers they serve.

Protective Footwear

The Top Foot Injuries in the Workplace: How Proper Protective Footwear Prevents Lost Workdays

To remain compliant and protect the feet of your workers, establish a safety footwear program. This includes identifying the appropriate footwear for your employees, ensuring proper fit, and providing training on foot protection guidelines.

Safety Checklist

Safety Checklist: 10 Tips to Keep Your Workplace Safe

These ten items represent a great starting point as you begin to put together your safety checklist. Regular inspections of these and other potential hazards in your workplace will help keep employees safe and assist with your organization's compliance efforts.

Lock-out, Tag-out Safety

Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO) Saves Lives

Establishing a proper lockout tagout program and ensuring your employees understand how to operate it can reduce injuries and save lives.

Electrical Linemen Safety

Electrical Linemen: Recognizing those that do much more than keep the lights on.

When a storm or disaster strikes, we express our gratitude towards our first responders: police officers, firefighters, rescue teams, healthcare professionals, and emergency management experts who work tirelessly to keep us safe. However, amidst this appreciation, we often overlook another group of heroes—the electrical and cable linemen.

Hurricane Preparedness

Bracing for the Storm: 3 Keys for Hurricane Preparedness

Be storm ready! Hurricane preparedness start with the basics including preparing an emergency supply kit, making a plan, knowing where to go and staying informed.

Blind Spots

Blind Spots: Ways to Improve Visibility in Your Workplace

Depending on the layout of your space, there may be intersections or hallways that make it difficult to know what is around the corner. In settings where heavy machinery and equipment are being used, this can pose an extreme danger and lead to accidents or injuries.

Workplace Safety Index

2020 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index

Workplace injuries can cause a significant financial burden on companies. By taking a proactive approach to safety rather than a reactive, the overall cost burden and risk level can be greatly reduced.

Toolbox Talk Topics

10 Best Toolbox Talk Topics

Master safety in the workplace with these 10 essential toolbox talks; PPE, electrical, hazard communication, fire, ergonomics, heat stress & more.

Workplace Safety Motivation

8 Workplace Safety Motivation Tips for Your Employees

Workplace safety initiatives are essential when it comes to maintaining a work environment that is both safe and productive. However, the safety programs you put into place do not mean much if employees are not inspired to change old behaviors. So, how do you get your workers motivated?

Prevent Cold Stress

7 Tips To Prevent Cold Stress

Many of us are aware of the dangers that high temperatures can cause including dehydration, heat exhaustion and in extreme situations heat stroke. This collection of hazards is referred to as heat stress and can be very dangerous.

Preventing Common Workplace Accidents

5 Most Common Workplace Accidents…and How to Prevent Them

The best way to protect your employees and help prevent accidents and injuries in your workplace is to take a holistic approach to workplace safety.

Preventing Workplace Accidents

5 Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Accidents

Unfortunately, workplace accidents occur all too frequently and have a significant impact, with more than two million workers per year sustaining injuries so severe that they are unable return to their jobs and require ongoing medical care. As an employer or manager, it is essential to ensure your employees are kept safe from any dangers.

Near Miss Incidents

Near Misses

When it comes to near misses, there are several important things to keep in mind for the safety of your employees and the overall improvement of your company's safety culture.

OSHA Incident Reporting

Why is Incident Reporting and Investigation Vital in the Workplace?

Incident reporting helps organizations make informed decisions for employee training and safety programs. Investigations may identify training gaps and can provide businesses with a corrective action roadmap.

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Top 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries

Of the 10 most common injuries on the job, the majority are those random incidents that can happen to anyone and at any time. Not only is it the employer's responsibility to ensure a safe work environment, each employee also has a responsibility to themselves to take caution when on the job.

office hazards

Hidden Office Hazards: Steps to Keep Your Workers Safe

Even a job where most of the tasks are completed while sitting in a chair, in an office can still have a surprising number of hazards present. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics over 80,000 office and administrative workers suffer on the job injuries each year and a majority could have been prevented if the proper steps and modifications were taken.

Hand Safety

Get a Handle on Hand Safety: 5 Keys to Prevent Workplace Injuries

While hand injuries are common and costly, they are also PREVENTABLE. By developing a proper hand safety program, you can ensure the safety of your employees and prevent these life-altering injuries.

Confined Space Work

A Close Look at Confined Spaces: 4 Steps to Protect Your Employees

Confined spaces present a unique challenge and can often be more hazardous than regular workspaces. It is important for you to take the necessary steps to provide your employees with the proper equipment, training and programs to ensure they stay safe.

best safety tips

Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Workplace safety cannot exist on best practice guidelines and policies alone. A safe working environment is based on how well the people, in both management and on the factory floor, adhere to—and communicate about—safety standards.

hazardous material handling

Understand the Dangers of Hazardous Materials

It is important to ensure your employees understand the dangers of hazardous materials, know how they should be stored and wear the proper protective equipment when exposed to them.

hazwoper

HAZWOPER: What Is It and Who Actually Needs It

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, or HAZWOPER, is the OSHA regulation employers, first response agencies and remediation crews must follow during hazardous materials releases and hazardous waste operations. There are many aspects, and even training levels, to the HAZWOPER regulation and it can be confusing for most, even for some within the response community.

Safety Myths

Mythbusters: Breaking Down Common Workplace Safety Myths

Whether they are old beliefs passed down from traditional safety views, or based on pure misconception and ignorance, present-day myths abound concerning workplace safety. If you are laboring under any of these myths, you may be putting your business and your employees at risk.

workplace falls

Painful Statistics on OSHA’s Slips, Trips and Falls

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general industry incidents involve slips, trips, and falls—accounting for 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.

Safety Incentive Program

Effective Safety Incentive Programs: Pros and Cons

Proponents for Safety Incentive Programs believe that incentives are an essential tool for any organization, regardless of size or industry, in promoting workplace safety. Incentives build and maintain employee interest in working safely and act as a motivator for employees to work safer.

Safety Training

The 7 Most Popular Safety Training Courses and Why You Need Them

You'd like to make your business a safer place. A good way to start is to make sure that your employees have the necessary safety training. While there are many training courses available it can be a challenge to determine which one your business needs.

Electrical Safety

Shocking Facts about Electrical Safety

It's been reported by Electrical Safety Foundation International that there are over 400 electrocutions in the United States each year. Of these, approximately 180 are related to consumer products. 10% of those were cause by large appliances. In the workplace, the National Safety Council indicates that electrical hazards cause nearly one workplace fatality every day.

Safety Managers

Top 5 Challenges Facing Safety Managers Today

With new regulations coming from OSHA and the first increase in workplace fatalities since 2010, it is imperative that organizations take the proper steps to keep their employees safe. SafetyManagers face increased pressure to maintain compliance, reduce incident rates and ensure employee safety.

Safety tips that work

10 Workplace Safety Recommendations That Work

Having worked with thousands of organizations since 1945 to support their safety efforts, here are 10 Workplace Safety Recommendations that will help your workers be safer.

Caught In/Between Injuries

Don’t Get Stuck: 12 Ways to Prevent Caught In/Between Injuries

OSHA previously identified the four most dangerous job site hazards for construction workers and they are falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects and being caught in/between hazards. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for 58% of all fatalities on construction sites in 2014.

Pedestrian Safety

Top 10 Workplace Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian accidents involving vehicles are one of the main causes of workplace fatalities - in fact, 36% of forklift accident victims are pedestrians. But vehicles aren't the only potential hazard for employees.

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Types of Synthetic Materials That Protect Your Employees Hands

Whether it's dealing with hot water, solvents, hazardous chemicals, oils, fats, hydrocarbons and employee allergies, picking the right synthetic gloves can have an impact on both employee safety and getting the job done.

PPE for women

5 Things You Need to Know About PPE for Women

As the number of women entering traditionally male-dominated fields like construction, manufacturing and oil and gas grows, so to do the needs for employers to provide their female employees with personal protective equipment that fits their frames.

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New Employee Safety Training: What You Need to Know

Many employers want to do the right thing and provide the proper training to new employees, but don't know where to get started. Continue reading to learn the basics to cover during a New Employee Orientation.

Slips, Trips and Falls OSHA's Regulations

Slips, Trips and Falls OSHA’s Regulations

Like any law, absence of knowledge does not imply innocence. Employers who are unaware of building issues, improperly or unsafely used ladders and slick floors are nonetheless non-compliant. Strolling through the plant on a regular basis with Subpart D on your mind is a worthy pursuit. Catch items previously unnoticed, thus saving costly injury and/or penalties.

Calculating Fall Distance

Calculating Total Fall Distance

You have just received your new full body harness, 6-ft. shock-absorbing lanyard and anchorage connector. A structural engineer qualified all of your anchor points to ensure that they meet strength requirements per OSHA regulations. Is your personal fall arrest system complete? Perhaps not.

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Get Inspired with 10 Best Safety Quotes of All Time

The perfect complement to the beginning or conclusion to a tool box talk…also a great way to wrap up any meeting.

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Top 5 Workplace Safety Slogans Worth Sharing

There are hundreds of safety slogans and quotes that demonstrate the importance of workplace safety. Often, it’s these sayings that stick in our minds and help us remember to adhere to their messages and use safe workplace practices. These quotes or slogans can be used in memos, displayed on bulletin boards and featured in employee newsletters to help raise awareness in your organization.

Heatstress and Hydration Safety

Heat Stress: A Growing Danger

With global temperatures on the rise, it’s important to understand what heat stress is and how to protect yourself and your co-workers from its effects. Heat stress is the combination of environmental heat, physical activity, and clothing worn, which can cause an individual to become overheated and experience symptoms of heat illness.

Ice Cleats

The Benefits of Ice Cleats and Traction Indoors and Outdoors

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, slips, trips, and falls made up 32% of non-fatal work injuries and 28 lost workdays. At up to $48,000 per incident to employers, it can add up quickly.

FR Protective Clothing

Why is High Performance FR Clothing So Critical?

To stay protected while facing inclement weather from exposure to cold, wet, snowy elements choosing the right work clothes is not only required but can also be strategic.

Importance of Safety Signage

Unlock the Element of Surprise with Floor Signs

You have a lot of safety signs. You take pride in staying up to code and taking your employees' safety seriously. But are your signs doing as much good as you think?

Welding Safety

Performing Welding Safety Hazard Assessments

To ensure you have the proper preparations for hot work, perform a hazard assessment to establish the necessary controls, confirm that hot work permits have been issued, and designate an employee to perform a fire watch.

Choosing proper eye protection

Types of Eye Protection for Your Workers

Understanding the types of eye protection workers need starts with knowing what contributes to or causes eye injuries, as well as how they can be prevented.

Choosing the proper cut resistant gloves

Choose the Right Level of Cut-Resistance in Gloves

To help you make the best choices when selecting gloves for cut resistance, we’ve answered four of the most frequent questions about cut resistance.

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Tyvek® Suits + Worker Safety

Choosing the right personal protective equipment for the job, environment, and worker can limit workforce injuries and help companies avoid OSHA violations.