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September 2016

OSHA Wants Input on Shipyard Fall Protection Rules

OSHA is issuing a Request for Information as it considers updating Subpart E of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Shipyard Employment. These standards address falls in shipbuilding, ship repair, shipbreaking, and other types of shipyard employment. Occupational Health and Safety gives an overview of common shipyard hazards that will be addressed by updating the standards. MORE

Lincoln Electric Welding Safety Website

Any and all weld safety information you need is available on the Lincoln Electric Welding Safety web page. Here you will find safety data sheets, instructional videos, literature on fume control and much more. Click here to check it out for your self. MORE

Hearing Loss-A Common Workplace Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury with approximately 22 million workers exposed annually to hazardous levels of noise. Workers in the mining sector, followed by those in construction and manufacturing, are most likely to suffer from hearing impairment. An estimated $242 million is spent on worker’s compensation annually for hearing loss disability, according to the Department of Labor. MORE

4C Lens Technology at SEMA 2016

4C™ lens technology improves visibility and reduces eye strain by minimizing the traditional lime green coloring in the helmet view screen. Wondering if you should upgrade to a helmet with 4C? If you are planning on attending SEMA 2016, feel free to stop by Lincoln Electric’s booth, #2643 and try one out for yourself. We hope to see you there!  MORE

Hand Hygiene When Being Potentially Exposed to Heavy Metal Dust

Employees working with heavy metals on a regular basis should note that hand washing cannot replace safe and hygienic work practices, or the use of personal protective equipment when exposed to heavy metal-containing materials. Occupational Health and Safety highlights the three most common heavy  metals , and the most practical ways to prevent over exposure. MORE

5 Questions to Ask Your HR Team about Workplace Safety

Sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week is rarely considered a workplace safety hazard. In reality, there are multiple health risks related to office jobs. To help yourself and fellow employees, talk to your company’s HR representatives about how these issues can be prevented. gives some suggestions as to the important questions that should be asked. MORE