The Safety Guys
VPP, OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program: Part 1
A robust health and safety management program can benefit any workplace no matter how large or small. Recognizing this, OSHA developed an assistance program called VPP for Voluntary Protection Program.
In one published report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics indicated that nearly 40% of all medically treated injuries due to manual tools in the United States involved knives or retractable blades.
Take This Jar and Store It
Good rules of thumb for chemical handling and storage in the lab
You've got me under Pressure
In this column the Safety Guys offer a few basic tips on safe use of compressed gas cylinders and preventing accidents and close calls.
Lucy in the Lab with Diamonds
This issue we are going to discuss the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hazard diamond, sometimes referred to as the fire diamond, and how to decipher the information it contains.
Winning with LOTO
No, we are not talking about a new state lottery. We are talking about Lockout/Tagout, the process by which equipment is put into a safe condition so repairs or maintenance can take place.
Don’t Slip Up!
This month the Safety Guys alert you to the potential significant physical hazards present at crime scenes and in the workplace.
Wasting Away: Handling Laboratory Hazardous Wastes
This month the Safety Guys provide an introduction and overview of hazardous waste handling in a typical forensic laboratory. Our focus will be on hazardous chemical wastes.
Protecting Workers Pays Off: Part 2
The first part of this article discussed the grim statistics for worker illnesses, injuries, and deaths in American workplaces. This second, and final, installment picks up that theme and presents the rest of the story in favor of protecting workers.
Protecting Workers Pays Off: Part 1
With the new OSHA administration and potential new legislation, taking the risk of non-compliance could prove very costly and a bad business decision.