Empire Safety Blog

Facility First Aid: Compliance Saves Lives

Posted by Empire Safety on Feb 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Accidents are an inevitable part of life. How employers prepare for injury in the workplace is something that can be controlled. While first aid kits have always been a requirement in the workplace, the relevant standards have been expanded to allow employers greater access to necessary supplies based on the complexity of work and the level of hazard. Read More

Topics: ANSI, OSHA, Facility Safety, First Aid

Hearing Protection Required...But Why Aren't Workers Wearing Them?

Posted by Empire Safety on Jan 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Twenty-two million workers are exposed to hazardous noise. That’s twenty-two million people every year! Whether it is just one time or daily exposure, the effect on the workforce is shocking. Not surprising however, is that those that are most effected work in the manufacturing sector. Read More

Topics: Hearing Protection, Job Safety, OSHA

Globally Harmonized System (GHS): Is your Facility Ready?

Posted by Empire Safety on Dec 23, 2016 8:47:01 AM

  Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for hazard communication. Ok, that’s a mouthful. What does it mean and how does it affect you? Let’s try to break it down into easy-to-use information. Read More

Topics: OSHA, Signage & Identification, Facilities Management, Facility Safety

5 Reasons to Safely Store your Fuel and Chemicals

Posted by empireadmin on Jun 21, 2015 7:06:48 PM

Flammable Liquids are a Leading Cause of Industrial Fires Here are 5 reasons why using a safety cabinet will highly reduce your chances of an accident in the workplace Read More

Topics: Cabinets, Chemical, Chemicals, Flammable Liquids, Fuel, Job Safety, NFPA, OSHA, Storage, Summer

Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Standards Update Part #1910

Posted by empireadmin on May 17, 2015 1:18:21 PM

At Empire Safety, keeping up to date with safety standards is a must. We've included an important update from OSHA that may apply to your business. Please visit https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9868 for more info. Read More

Topics: 1910, Fall Protection, OSHA, Standards

OSHA Final Rules: An excerpt from National Law Review

Posted by empireadmin on Apr 18, 2015 12:50:22 PM

After waiting 9 years for an update to OSHA's standards regarding standards on their operations and maintenance, OSHA has finally released a copy of the final rules. In this excerpt, the final rules are highlighted, which apply to both construction and general industry: Read More

Topics: Job Safety, National Law Review, OSHA

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers of Heat Illness Risks

Posted by empireadmin on Mar 15, 2015 12:48:43 PM

Article extracted from OSHA.gov Read More

Topics: Heat Stress, OSHA, Summer