Workplace Safety

Personal Protective Equipment Every Factory Owner Should Invest In

Health and safety standards in modern US factories and mines have made exceptional progress, especially compared to how reckless, dangerous, and even deadly working conditions once were inside manufacturing units and mines. This much-needed change was, however, a gradual process, fueled by scientific discoveries, mass awareness, and strict legal requirements put into place … [Read more...]

3 Common Arc Flash Hazards and Their Causes

One of the many hazards electricians face on a daily basis is an arc flash. An arc flash occurs when an undesired electrical arc travels through the air or from a conductor to the ground, causing an immediate explosion. The blast’s temperature can reach up to 35,000°F, which is hot enough to vaporize metal, rupture eardrums, and cause severe injuries and fatal burns in just … [Read more...]

Essential Health and Safety Advice for Small Businesses

Paperwork (or these days its digital counterpart), is the bane of every small business owner, yet it is a requirement in order to stay on the right side of the law. The good news is that although laws can and do change, those changes tend to be in the nature of incremental developments which revolve around one or two common themes. In the case of health and safety in the … [Read more...]

4 Simple Personal Safety Tips for the At-Home Entrepreneur

Between the years of 2000 and 2017, the largest number of active shooter incidents (42 percent) occurred at places of business according to data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Of these 105 business-based shootings during this time frame, 65 happened at businesses open to pedestrian traffic and 10 occurred at shopping malls. But what was most shocking to me … [Read more...]

Four Legal Traps That Could Harm Unsuspecting Small Businesses

While laws may be made with good intentions, the fact still remains that complying with them can be a real challenge for large businesses, let alone small ones. Yet, as the saying goes, “ignorance is no excuse”. To help small-business owners be better informed, the team at Fletcher Day has listed four legal traps into which small businesses could fall. “Free Software” There’s … [Read more...]

How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?

Fires are devastating. A business could be ruined by a severe one, and that’s assuming nobody was hurt. That’s why fire marshals are so important and why businesses need specially trained individuals to prevent sparks from becoming blazes and to save people from injury. It’s also essential that you respect government guidelines, such as the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order … [Read more...]

Getting Started in Woodworking

It is never too soon or too late to get into woodworking; whether you are looking to grow your craftsmanship to a professional level and make a living out of it, or to simply enjoy the process and fulfillment at the end of a woodworking project. However, getting started may seem like a monumental task when you put together everything you need. To simplify things for you, below … [Read more...]

Why You Need Asbestos Awareness Courses

Business owners who work in industries where employees could be exposed to asbestos have an obligation to keep them safe. An asbestos awareness course is one of the best ways to enhance your understanding and develop the required level of awareness to reduce the risk and implement safe working practices. The Health and Safety Executive stated that employers are legally obliged … [Read more...]

5 Things That Keep Most Manufacturers Up at Night

Even in the modern digital age, in which virtually every product or service seems to exist in a virtual state, the backbone of society still rests on manufacturing. Without manufacturing, we have no cars, no computers, no washers or dryers, and no machinery to build the countless other machines we depend on for modern life. With so much dependent on manufacturing, you’d … [Read more...]

Tips to Easily Motivate Employees To Follow Your Safety Program

Most people don’t really like change. This is especially problematic when said change makes them do things they have been doing for years differently. This is very often the case for new safety programs. A good safety program is there to help your employees, to make their jobs safer, and also protect your company from lawsuits, however; these programs have their own … [Read more...]