Lost Time Injury: Understanding This Safety Metric

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Lost time injury, LTI, is one of many terms used for tracking workplace safety. Understanding these terms, documenting the appropriate incidents, and calculating your company’s safety rating are musts for safety managers.

How to Use a Scalpel Safely in Labs and Manufacturing

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Teaching and enforcing protocols about how to use a scalpel safely are top concerns wherever these tools are used. This is because scalpels are known for being extremely sharp and dangerous. That makes sense; they’re most often considered surgical tools. In this application, they’re made to smoothly cut through skin, muscle, and connective tissue. Lacerations are their job.

Warehouse Safety Equipment: Address Specific Needs

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Warehouse safety equipment, which includes personal protective equipment, or PPE, is imperative to ensure that workers stay safe. Supplying just any old gear, or the same gear for everyone, won’t get the job done.

Examples of Ergonomic Hazards in the Workplace

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Common examples of ergonomic hazards in the workplace are easy to avoid, if you know what to look for. Once you improve the ergonomics of your workplace environment, you’ll boost worker well-being and safety.

Loss Prevention Tips: Minimize Merchandise Damage

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Most loss prevention tips focus on shoplifting. While this is a necessary pursuit, it also requires complex, expensive systems. Meanwhile, retailers lose huge sums of money to merchandise ruined while receiving product and stocking shelves.

A Low TRIR: Safety Details Matter

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Your total recordable incident rate, or TRIR, can have a huge impact on your business, and the small details of you safety operations have an outsized effect on this important metric. What is Total Recordable Incident Rate? We answered in detail in our previous post: “OSHA Recordable Incident Rate: Everything You Need to Know.

Cutting Vinyl Letters: Safer Finishing Tools

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Cutting vinyl letters for signage or creating vinyl decals is generally done by machine. Some crafters may choose to learn how to make vinyl letters by hand, but in an industrial setting, that process is far too time consuming.

Total Cost of Ownership and Its Components: Add Safety

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In any business, it’s important to understand the total cost of ownership and its components. A simple total cost of ownership definition is: a financial estimate that takes into account all direct and indirect costs of an asset or system, be it an entire company, a supply chain, or a single item.

Make Your Lab Safety Inspection Checklist Effective

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Whether you work in a biomedical, a pharmaceutical, or a research and development lab, you will need an effective lab safety inspection checklist. Every lab is different, so your lab safety audit checklist must be specific to your facility. It must also be engaging so that your workforce will use it faithfully.

Safety Scissors for Adults: For Office, Industry, and Home Use

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When we think of safety scissors we most often think of scissors for kids, but what about safety scissors for adults or industrial safety scissors? A quick search for “safety scissors for adults” doesn’t turn up much other than more kids’ scissors. But grown-ups need to stay safe, too. Lacerations and punctures are some of the most common workplace injuries and scissors are common culprits.

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