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April 2017 Archives

Tips for keeping chemical manufacturing workers safer

Employees working at chemical manufacturing plants in Oklahoma and around the country face possible threats to their safety each workday. An accident with a hazardous chemical could result in catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. There are strategies, however, that could reduce or prevent these injuries from occurring.

Mining industry sees vast improvement in safety

Oklahoma miners and their family members are likely aware of just how dangerous the industry can be. For example, it was not uncommon for there to be several hundred fatalities every single year in the 1970s. Thanks to the work of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, however, mines have become safer and the number of fatalities have been reduced.

Staying safe while using stepladders at work

Regardless of their occupation, it is likely that many Oklahoma workers will be required to use a stepladder at some point, even if it is just for hanging decorations for an office party. While stepladders are seen as simple devices to use, there is still a risk of injury. In that regard, the Canadian Center for Occupation Health and Safety has offered advice to keep employees safe.

The HNOC classification in the workplace

Oklahoma employees who work around hazardous materials might be aware that there is a type of hazard known as a "Hazard Not Otherwise Classified." This categorization is a result of changes to the Hazard Communication Standard. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration created the category to cover classes that the agency did not adopt and that were also not covered by a Globally Harmonized System hazard category.

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