Tag Archives: safety

Cal/OSHA Board Approves Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Newly approved regulatory actions could serve to better protect California workers from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.   Cal/OSHA to Draft COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations Following Board-Approved Petition On September 17, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved […]

Safe + Sound Week 2020: Recognizing Successful Safety & Health Programs

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Safe + Sound 2020 marks the fourth year of the nationwide workplace safety awareness event.   Safe + Sound Week 2020 Returns in August The Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) 4th annual Safe + Sound Week returns this August, from the 10th to the 16th. The nationwide event is […]

Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements: Reducing Exposure Amid COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As businesses across the U.S. attempt to reopen safely, dental practices have begun the process of reassessing their needs to provide safe treatment.   Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements Highlighted as Practices Reopen As the world began to shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, on March 16, 2020 […]

Preparing for Workplace Inspections

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Just as preparation is a key element in performing a job safely, it is also the key to performing well on workplace inspections.   Workplace Inspections: Ensuring Safety for All Employers should always strive to provide a safe workplace for their employees. As the federal agency responsible for enforcing occupational […]

Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA maintains a state health & safety plan that differs in some elements from the federal OSHA plan.   Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA: An Overview Since its establishment in late 1970, federal OSHA has maintained authority over assuring worker health & safety in the United States through a variety of […]

NIOSH’s Hierarchy of Controls

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. NIOSH has a variety of programs that help keep workers safe, including the hierarchy of controls.   NIOSH and the Hierarchy of Controls Poor housekeeping, working at heights, improper extension cord use, and unknown chemicals are all examples of common worksite hazards. Hazards such as these can cause serious injuries […]

Safety Spotlight: Scaffolding

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Scaffolding can often pose unique and life-threatening hazards to workers.   The Common Use of Scaffolding There are few practices as ubiquitous to the construction industry as scaffolding. These temporary structures are typically used to aid in the construction and/or maintenance of buildings. Scaffolding (also referred to as staging) is […]

Wet Weather and Roadside Work Zone Safety

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. As recent wet weather in California will likely lead to an increase in roadside construction, roadside work zone safety will be a major concern.    National Work Zone Awareness Week We all have sped by roadside construction countless times in our travels, but seldom do we take a moment […]

NES Safety Topic #2: Stretching

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio have recently come to their conclusion, and what an historic event it was! Olympians seemed to fly, records fell, and tears flowed (some joyous, some bitter). We marvel at the supreme athletic abilities of the world’s best, often feeling hopelessly inferior in comparison. But […]

Beat the Heat

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff  Being aware of effective heat illness prevention methods can be critical when working in hot environments.   Know How to Beat the Heat Those who do not know the safety measures that should be employed to beat the heat may find themselves beaten by it. Heat illness is a serious medical […]