As humans, we instinctively seek to avoid pain and death. When we get too close to a fire and start to intensely feel the heat, we back up. It is instinct. We don’t have to tell ourselves, “wow, this is hot. Let’s move away!” We just do. Yet, even with this instinct, when it comes […]
When it comes to worker safety, the wearing of proper hearing protection when noise levels are high can diminish the chances of, or eliminate the chance of hearing loss. In the safety industry, this is called hearing conservation…but how loud is too loud? How Do We Hear? Sound is collected in our outer ear and […]
Most of us encounter color cues on a daily basis without consciously recognizing that we are doing it. We stop at a red light, never slow down for the green light, we know that orange and white stripes means that there is road work ahead. We don’t stop and think ‘oh, the light’s red, what […]
Are you familiar with the term Nomex? If you work in or around any of the plants in Louisiana, you should be very familiar with the term. Many safety jobs require the use of the Nomex suit, a fire resistant, cut resistant, safety suit made from material created by the company DuPont. We all know what it looks like. Generally it is a full body jumpsuit and is aimed at providing the best protection for the worker.
The flame resistant material, although constructed to be less restrictive and cooler, can’t overcome the heat of Louisiana summers.
So, how do you remain cool when your safety depends on you wearing hot clothes?
The primary goal of OSHA is to protect you, the employee, from any physical harm. And violations of these can cause serious harm to the company as well – in their pocketbook! Find out how OSHA fines employers for non-compliance of safety regulations.
Throughout the years, temporary staffing agencies have gotten the same negative reputation as online dating agencies…but, a shift has begun (no pun intended), especially in today’s trying economy, to become more efficient in all of your processes, including staffing. AND, I bet these days, you know at least one couple who has a happy ending! […]