Entries by Deborah Kriger

Training Employees About Workplace Safety

3 Basic Steps of Training Employees About Workplace Safety It’s an employer’s responsibility to provide proper instructions and safety training to workers.  This includes teaching them safety measures, going through the basics, and providing specific training for their particular assignments. The most efficient way to ensure safety and prevention of serious work-related injuries is to […]

How to Avoid Carbon Dioxide Exposure at Work

How to Avoid Carbon Dioxide Exposure at Work Carbon dioxide is an odorless and colorless gas that is essential to life on this planet. However, carbon dioxide can become toxic when concentrated, especially in an enclosed area. This can lead to asphyxiation in workers. To effectively reduce and avoid carbon dioxide exposure at work, proper […]

Why Drywall Can Be Harmful in the Workplace

Why Drywall Can Be Harmful in the Workplace Drywall, made of gypsum, is used to shape interior walls in houses. When sanding drywall, a person may be exposed to particles containing gypsum, crystalline silica, or in some older ones, asbestos. These particles can be dangerous for the health.   How workers are exposed Drywallers are […]

How to Reduce Welding Gasses & Fumes

How to Reduce Welding Gasses & Fumes Welding gasses and fumes can be dangerous to anyone who breathes them in. A different mix of gasses is emitted with every welding project. These gasses can cause adverse effects on the body depending on the duration of exposure. The best way to protect yourself is to keep […]

How to Handle Chlorine in the Workplace

How to Handle Chlorine in the Workplace Chlorine is a potent disinfectant that is dangerous in both gaseous and liquid states. Improper handling of chlorine can result in death, which is why it’s extremely important for workers to be cautious when working with or around it. It’s important that you and your employees know how […]

Can Flour Dust Be Dangerous?

Can Flour Dust Be Dangerous? Flour is used as an ingredient in many foods. It is a powder made from various grains. Because it is a basic ingredient used in baking, workers in the baking industry are constantly exposed to it. Floating flour particles can cause what is also known as baker’s asthma as it […]

How to Cut Down the Risks of Mercury at Work

Mercury is an element that is silver in color and is commonly used in the medical industry. It can cause serious injuries which is why it’s best for workers to be protected from the risks of mercury at work. Read below to learn more about how you can reduce the hazard of being exposed to […]

Reduce the Risks of Asphalt Fumes at Work

Reduce the Risks of Asphalt Fumes at Work Asphalt is a byproduct of petroleum which is widely used in the construction industry. It releases potentially harmful fumes as it is heated for use. How workers are exposed Asphalt is common in the following industries: Road construction Paving Roofing Manufacturing   The risks       Serious injuries or […]

The Key Steps of Ladder Safety

The Key Steps of Ladder Safety Since February is Ladder Safety Month, in this article we will discuss the proper techniques in using a ladder to ensure the safety of everyone. A ladder is a vertical structure with a number of steps or rungs used in working on high areas that are difficult to reach.  […]

How to Handle Isocyanates in the Workplace

How to Handle Isocyanates in the Workplace Isocyanates come from chemical reactions in plastics and polyurethanes. An employer must make sure that workers are safe from the risk of getting exposed to its harmful effects. How Workers are Exposed The most typical way a worker is exposed to the risk of isocyanates is through inhalation. […]