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New Examination & Earwax Removal Technology for Industrial Safety

April 2, 2024

Smart technology and micro-cameras make video otoscopes more portable and affordable. By: Robert M. Traynor and Garry G. Gordon, Contributors Today’s hearing conservation programs require a visual inspection of the ear canal and eardrum prior to hearing testing for fitting with hearing protection devices. This is especially important in programs that use in-the-ear or custom hearing…

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Heat Stress Assessment & Prevention

April 2, 2024

By: Doug Niemtschk, Contributor According to OSHA, workers suffer more than 3,500 injuries and illnesses related to heat each year. Preventing heat-related illnesses and injuries is important. In fact, OSHA felt it was so important, they implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on April 8, 2022, that targeted over 70 high-risk industries. The NEP will end in…

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Investing in Safety

April 2, 2024

Integrating AI technology can prevent workplace accidents. By: Scott Walker, Contributor Over the past decade, there’s been a significant uptick in the workforce within warehouses and distribution centers, with more than currently employed in the industry according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).1 In fact, the sector began expanding in the 1980s according to the U.S. Bureau…

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That’s Not True — Dispelling Common Fall Protection Myths

April 2, 2024

By: Mark Stromme, Contributor Myths exist in many cultures and that rings true for the world of workplace safety. Employees and supervisors can have a wide range of experience levels, but myths can be a problem even for experts with years of experience. One area in particular that causes confusion revolves around the fall protection topic. Why…

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Is Your Workplace Emergency Evacuation Ready?

April 2, 2024

How to plan for the unexpected and train workers. By: Nikki Johnson, Contributor Emergencies can happen at any time and anywhere. It is crucial to plan for the unexpected and train workers on how to handle these types of situations, which include natural disasters, electrical incidents, fires and chemical spills. In industrial settings, some of the most…

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Best Practices for Orderly Order Picking

April 2, 2024

Steps you can take to enhance customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and achieve greater efficiency. By: Tim Chileski, Contributor The global warehousing market was valued at $281,531 million in 2023 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of (CAGR) of 7.27% to reach $429,019 million by 2028. Material handling is a critical aspect of…

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Safety Testing for Electric Vehicle Chargers

April 2, 2024

An EV charger tester should be part of electrical maintenance programs. By: Jeffrey R. Jowett, Contributor Electric vehicles are prominently heralded as the trend of the future, but there has also been negative publicity over safety issues like car fires. The key to excellent performance and safe operation is diligent maintenance. Do not take performance for granted,…

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Choosing the Right Technology for Harsh Work Environments

April 2, 2024

Five factors to consider when buying rugged hardware. By: Vicki McDonald Kastory In our work-from-anywhere world, most of us count on hard working hardware. In fact, a recent Gartner1 study revealed that today’s mobile workforce has higher expectations for hardware performance, and wants devices that are portable with long battery life, faster processing speeds and an immersive…

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Video Series Educates Viewers About Protective Guarding

April 2, 2024

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association offers this free online resource to share best practices with students and businesses. Contributor: ProGMA Among the top 10 causes of serious, disabling workplace injuries are falls to a lower level, falling items, being caught in machinery and pedestrian/vehicle incidents. Together, these four types of accidents cost employers $15.79 billion, according to…

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Eyewash Training Can Make the Difference

April 2, 2024

Save precious moments by emphasizing the buddy system during safety training. By: Maureen Paraventi The workplace you manage or supervise has hazardous chemicals on site, but you’ve made sure — based on a thorough risk assessment — that it also has a sufficient number of eyewashes and emergency showers in place. Additionally, you have them checked…

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