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Safety & Personnel Product Manager, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Tech Tip: Choosing Hearing Protection






Every day, employees are subjected to loud noises at their workplace. It is up to the employer to supply appropriate hearing protection and implement a hearing protection program if noise levels exceed 85 decibels measured with a Time Weighted Average (TWA.) The hearing protection used will vary greatly depending on the environment, noise levels and […]

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OSHA Lays Out Top 10 Violations






What are your top safety concerns at your operation? Do you have short-term or long-term goals in mind when it comes to your safety program? Well, if you do, you may want to consider the following. The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released figures for their “Top 10” violations list in 2013 (most frequently issued […]

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OSHA General Requirements Expanded for PPE Use






The General Requirements section of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, rules was expanded to include information on Hazard Assessments for PPE use.  The new requirements require employers to conduct a walk-thru survey in their facility to assess for hazards, and then certify that it has been done.  This certification must be kept on file  and […]

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Improving Quality with the 5S Method






Originally from the Japanese car industry, the 5S method is now commonplace in production facilities globally. It provides a streamlined work environment that can lower costs, increase efficiency, and produce better product and a more motivated staff.  5S lays the groundwork for a visual workplace – for improving quality, organization, efficiency, housekeeping AND safety in […]

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New PPE Enforcement Guidelines from OSHA






OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) recently issued a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA’s  PPE standards. The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry was effective February 10, 2011. This directive updates an earlier guideline.  It clarifies  what type of  PPE an employer must provide […]

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