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Reducing risk through sanitation safety and operational efficiency

With the growing demand for increased production, the time for sanitation activities has been reduced, leaving third shift maintenance workers pressed for time to get machines cleaned and the production lines ready for the morning shift. This, coupled with less supervision, harsh environmental conditions, and numerous hazards like chemical exposure, burns, slips/trips/falls, and debilitating fatigue … Continue reading “Reducing risk through sanitation safety and operational efficiency”

Keeping Workplaces Healthy and Safe

This is a guest post from our partner Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). How Cara Eck utilized safety and health training to transition from research safety into industrial hygiene Cara Eck is a picture of lifelong learning. Having discovered her passion for safety and health, her career and learning journeys are evidence of the value … Continue reading “Keeping Workplaces Healthy and Safe”

Safety Tips: Avoid Injury from Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

During National Electrical Safety Month in May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is bringing awareness to some of the main electrical risks, including shock and arc flash, resulting from contact with live components and working on abandoned, de-energized, or disconnected equipment. These hazards can lead to severe injury, burns, and even death. According to … Continue reading “Safety Tips: Avoid Injury from Electrical Hazards in the Workplace”

Learner, Leader, and Inspirer in Workplace Safety

This is a guest post from our partner Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). Carlos Alvarado shares his path in workplace safety and how he inspires the next generation When Carlos Alvarado started his safety career, he never could have imagined how integral a commitment to professional education could be in expanding his ability to keep … Continue reading “Learner, Leader, and Inspirer in Workplace Safety”

Women in Construction: The Value of Mentorship

This is a guest post from our partner Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). How two female health and safety professionals used mentorship to hone their skills and abilities in a male-dominated profession The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) field, like many STEM-based fields, is an energy-intensive industry that requires quick decision-making, continuous problem-solving, and tireless … Continue reading “Women in Construction: The Value of Mentorship”

Accountability for employee safety and food quality go hand in hand

For those working in occupational safety and health, “producing safe food” and “producing food safely” are ongoing challenges in almost every food and beverage manufacturing plant. Controlling exposures and hazard risks during production that can affect the end product and consumer safety are just as important as the safety processes and concerns that pose a … Continue reading “Accountability for employee safety and food quality go hand in hand”

Faith Allem – A Professional’s Journey through Manufacturing and Safety Training

Creating a Culture of Success – Committing to Quality and Safety Education Faith Allem, quality and safety compliance leader at Hitachi T&D Solutions, Inc. in Suwanee, Georgia, has been taking training classes at Georgia Tech for 20 years. She started her journey in quality and ISO auditing, working at Georgia Power in quality management. She … Continue reading “Faith Allem – A Professional’s Journey through Manufacturing and Safety Training”

Hear Me Out: Creating and Maintaining a Safe Place to Work

Every year approximately 30 million workers experience hazardous noise exposure on the job. Over 9 million are at risk for severe hearing loss from occupational exposure to noise, which remains a persistent cause of employee illness in the workplace, and can even put you at risk for heart disease. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of … Continue reading “Hear Me Out: Creating and Maintaining a Safe Place to Work”