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8/18/2020 - Fall Protection - 2020

Today I would like to share some information on Fall Protection and how 1Source can assist you. The leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry is falls. The sad part of the story is ...

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  • 8/18/2020 - Fall Protection - 2020
    Today I would like to share some information on Fall Protection and how 1Source can assist you. The leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry is falls. The sad part of the story is that most of these deaths could have been prevented.
  • 8/12/2020 - OSHA Employer Responsibilities
    OSHA Employer Responsibilities Who is responsible for safety in the workplace? Employers' responsibilities to employees include legal duties for health and safety in the workplace. Employees' health and safety should be protected, regardless of the nature and location of their work. In 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was created to provide regulations on employer responsibilities to employees.Legal Responsibilities of EmployersUnder Section 5 of ...
  • 7/29/2020 - Water Systems during COVID and Legionella & Legionaires' Diseases
    Today I would like to share some information on Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease in the workplace. From shutting off drinking water supplies to conducting follow-up sampling, there are numerous immediate and long-term preventive best practices to consider especially during COVID-19. In addition, in order to reduce the potential for additional cases and to respond to the immediate issues, it is critical to have a written, well-thought-out control plan.
  • 6/1/2020 - Causes of Mold During Construction & Prevention Measures
    The cost impacts when mold growth occurs during construction can be huge. Learn about the causes and preventative measures here.
  • 4/16/2020 - Working at Home
    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us being directed to work at home and practice social distancing. Working in the home environment, while making our way through this pandemic, creates its unique set of health and safety exposures.
  • 3/10/2020 - Workplace and Community Noise
    Today I would like to share some information on Workplace Noise Exposure. I would also like to point out that 1Source professionals have considerable expertise and experience in conducting noise surveys of all types and developing programs to reduce noise exposure in all types of facilities.
  • 2/28/2020 - Hazard Risk Assessments
    Today I'd like to talk to you about assessing the work environment to identify both chemical and physical hazards. Hazard identification is the first step to reducing risk which in turn reduces illnesses and injuries. Our team of CIH’s and CSP’s have the expertise and the experience to identify hazards within the workplace and develop programs to eliminate and control hazards. Regardless if you are a new facility, have an existing program or have had processes changes, hazard assessments will ...
  • 2/13/2020 - Drones in Construction
    The use of drones and drone technology has expanded rapidly over the past 5 years. The industry is starting to utilize drone technology as a way to protect workers and keep them from numerous hazardous situations. 1Source Safety and Health has FAA licensed drone pilots that can safely and cost-effectively conduct inspections of construction sites, roof top systems, façade assessments, roof inspections and more.
  • 1/28/2020 - OSHA Required Silica Assessments
    Regardless if your company is in construction or general industry, OSHA requires employers to conduct initial negative exposure assessments whenever there is a potential for exposure to silica. Then, depending on exposures, resampling must be done at 3 or 6 month intervals until exposures remain below the action level. 1Source professionals can develop a cost effective sampling plan that complies with the OSHA requirements and guide you through the entire standard.
  • 1/27/2020 - Workplace Fatigue Explained
    Fatigue is defined as the increasing difficulty in performing mental and physical activities. This is typically a consequence of inadequate restorative sleep; however, other factors such as health and emotional issues can also play a role. Fatigue has been studied extensively in key industries such as transportation, chemical and nuclear due to the potential for catastrophic losses. The fact is that we have all experienced fatigue at one time or another and to ...
  • 1/20/2020 - Impact of Outdoor Seasonal Changes on IAQ
    Indoor air quality (IAQ) is vital to provide a safe and healthy working environment. However, while proper ventilation and housekeeping can mitigate some of the IAQ issues you experience, they will not cover unexpected changes that occur throughout the year. These changes, such as passing seasons and the age and health of your building's occupants, are not as easy to control. When you know what to expect during each season, you can improve the air quality for ...
  • 1/16/2020 - Chemically Induced Hearing Loss
    Are you aware that chemicals (ototoxicants) in the work environment can cause hearing loss? Amazingly, they can! So today, I would like to share some information on Chemically Induced Hearing loss and how 1Source can assist you. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of noise assessments and hearing conservation to assist clients.
  • 1/15/2020 - Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout
    Good hazardous energy lockout/tagout practices are critical for ensuring employee safety in industrial and manufacturing workplaces. "Lockout/tagout" refers to the processes used to make sure that high-energy machines are properly turned on and off. When these procedures aren't followed correctly, workers can experience severe injury or even death. Lockout/tagout failures are responsible for a substantial percentage of all industrial workplace injuries. ...
  • 1/10/2020 - Safety and Health Audits Benchmarking for Performance Improvement
    What methods do you use to assure that your safety and health programs are moving in the right direction? One method many employers use is the periodic performance of safety and health audits. In doing so, they are benchmarking against:Themselves back to the dates of earlier auditsOthers in their class of business, andThe standards and guidelines which are applicable to their activities.Why Conduct Workplace Safety Benchmarking?Workplace safety benchmarking ...
  • 1/7/2020 - Infectious Diseases in the Workplace
    Today I would like to share some information on Infectious and environmental diseases in the workplace. Often times when someone mentions infectious disease, most people will think – blood borne pathogens. Healthcare faculties are not the only setting were Infectious and environmental diseases are a concern. Infectious and environmental disease can be present in any building and work setting. It is important to point out that people are the normal carrier and transmitter of infectious ...
  • 1/1/2020 - How to Combat Heat Stress and Heat Illness
    Heat illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from heat exposure on the job. Some of these workers even die. However, these illnesses and deaths are preventable. OSHA has strict regulations on working in heat both outdoors and indoors. Every company where employees need to work in extreme heat conditions is required to follow OSHA's protocols regarding working conditions, heat breaks at work, and how heat stress and illness regulations ...
  • 12/12/2019 - Fall Protection - 2019
    Today I would like to share some information on Fall Protection and how 1Source can assist you. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management expertise for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with fall protection regulations in construction and general industry. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and OSHA interpretations regarding fall protection will help you with the standards implementation.
  • 12/4/2019 - How to Prevent Infectious Diseases in the Workplace
    Germs are a part of day-to-day life and are all around us in the soil, air and in your body. While some pathogens can be helpful, others aren't. Many live on and in your body without causing harm, and some may even help you stay healthy. Others, however, can cause an infection that can spread around the workplace.
  • 12/3/2019 - The Difference Between a Public Health Inspector and a Health and Safety Professional
    Public health and safety are essential to providing the best work environment for your employees and satisfying your customers. Both public health inspectors and health and safety professionals serve to make sure your employees are safe and that you are not liable for any work-related injuries. While public health inspectors are typically more well-known, health and safety professionals are usually more experienced and provide more service than a health ...
  • 11/25/2019 - Machinery Safeguarding
    Today I would like to talk to you about Machinery Safeguarding. When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?”

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