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! […]
Robert Jones took over his father’s industrial based company a few years ago. When he became president of the company, he implemented internal training in safety aspects, became a proponent of vigilant supervision and even had to resort to the threat of punishment for non-compliance. These methods all worked. His company did become safer. But, […]
How do you, as an employer make sure your workplace is as safe as possible, while at the same time avoiding costly government citations? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created to protect workers by establishing standards that all workplaces have to abide by. And, while you can’t foresee every conceivable danger, the following […]