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Occupational health and safety is essentially everyone’s responsibility, in part because it takes both employees and employers working together to make sure that everyone in the workplace is safe and healthy. Depending on your particular industry, it is easy to determine which risks are more likely at your place of business and it is everyone’s responsibility to decrease the odds that workers will be put in danger when they’re at work every day.

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When a major hurricane is in the forecast, there isn’t always a lot of time to prepare. Consider Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a devastating Category 5 storm in October 2018. Just two days before the storm intensified into the strongest hurricane to make landfall in recorded history, it was little more than a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Electricity is one of the main causes of accidents in any plant. There could be a high possibility for accidents like electric shocks, electrocution, etc., to occur. Therefore, you must have an airtight electrical safety program implemented in the plant. It will keep the employees safe and the equipment from getting damaged. Here are 6 ways you can design an effective electrical safety program.

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I learned the power of Approaching Others when I was the EHS Engineer at Duracell. We made AA and AAA batteries at our plant. One day I was walking through the Cell Assembly department in a rush to attend a meeting and I saw a battery in the middle of the aisle. I did not want to leave the slip hazard in the middle of the floor so I instinctually kicked it under a machine.  My reaction was similar to what many people do when they drop a piece of ice in front of their refrigerator. They kick it under the refrigerator… right? 

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Manual handling is one of the most common forms of workplace injury - causing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), such as upper and lower back damage and repetitive strain injuries. Regular risk assessment and staff refreshment training programs can maintain the health and safety standards of your workplace.

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