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March 2019 Connection Newsletter


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Top Safety News for March 2019
- New Safety Glove Guidelines Can Reduce Hand Injuries
- Opioids Affect 75% of US Workplaces
- Are Hospitals a Safe Place to Work?
- What's New at ComplianceSigns: Weapons Notices, Waste Materials and more

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March 2019 Connection Newsletter

  1. 1. Visit: | Connection Blog | Subscription Page | View in Your Browser Top Safety News for <<*First Name>>, March 2019 New Safety Glove Guidelines Can Reduce Hand Injuries Opioids Affect 75% of US Workplaces Are Hospitals a Safe Place to Work? What's New at ComplianceSigns: Weapons Notices, Waste Materials and more New Safety Glove Guidelines Can Reduce Hand Impact Injuries If you work in industries where hand injuries are common, a new safety glove standard will make it easier to select appropriate hand PPE for your workers. ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 includes test methods, performance levels and identifying marks for each level of protection. Learn more. What's New at When you need a specific sign for your workplace, you'll find it at We monitor customer requests as well as state legislation to provide compliant, affordable signs for nearly any situation. Here are some examples: Weapons notices to make firearms and weapons policies clear. Includes general and state-specific messages. Waste materials signs to identify locations to store, dispose or recycle a variety of waste, including oil, grease and chemicals. Choose from OSHA, ANSI and other formats. Visitor notifications to guide visitors toward entrances and parking spaces - and away from restricted or unsafe areas. Coming Soon: New chemical safety signs including ISO format and a new tool to help you easily find relevant signs by chemical name, CAS number or UN number. 75 Percent of Employers Report Workplace Impact of Opioids Seventy-five percent of U.S. employers have been directly impacted by opioids, yet only 17% feel extremely well prepared to deal with the issue, according to a survey released by the National Safety Council. Thirty-eight percent have experienced absenteeism or impaired worker performance, and 31% have had an overdose, arrest, a near-miss or an injury because of employee opioid use. Learn more. Hospital Workplace – Safe Haven Or ...? Hospitals are among the most dangerous places in the US to work - even less safe than construction or manufacturing, two industries usually considered extremely hazardous. Back issues, sprains, pulled muscles and fractures are common healthcare injuries - and the financial implications of these workplace injuries are staggering. Check this article for useful information on achieving hospital safety success. Learn more. Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate 4/30/2019, 11:57 AM
  2. 2. When workers suffer injuries on the job, businesses can find themselves under scrutiny - both legal and financial. Are you sure your business is taking proper precautions to protect the well being of your employees as well as your company’s reputation? Learn more here. March Workplace Safety News & Notes Here's a collection of safety news from around the web: 6 keys to managing workplace electrical safety The process for achieving a zero electrical incident workplace often begins with the identification, implementation and practice of six key electrical safety principles. A new white paper from Panduit gives details. Download here. OSHA requests information on the Powered Industrial Trucks standard OSHA is requesting feedback on the types, age, and usage of powered industrial trucks; maintenance and retrofitting; how to regulate older powered industrial trucks; types of accidents and injuries associated with operating these machines; costs and benefits of retrofitting the machines with safety features; and other components of a safety program. Learn more. New OSHA resources on radiation emergencies OSHA’s new webpage on radiation emergency preparedness is intended to help protect the health and safety of workers during situations ranging from small, isolated incidents in laboratories to potentially catastrophic radiation releases at nuclear facilities. The webpage also provides resources on health and safety planning, medical monitoring and dosimetry, and other relevant topics. Visit the new page. Transportation safety news: Behind the Wheel at Work The latest issue of this NIOSH publication addresses road safety leadership including management commitment, driver engagement and company bottom line, as well as a toolkit for law enforcement officers, upcoming events and more. Check it out here. 10 things safety pros wish everyone understood about safety Safety pros take their jobs seriously, knowing real people’s lives are on the line. So it can be frustrating to feel as though they have to explain themselves again and again. To help overcome those frustrations, ASSP compiled a list of 10 things safety professionals wish everyone understood about what they do every day. Learn more. Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S April 10 - Eye Injury Prevention April 24 - Metalworking Fumes: Safety Compliance Saves You Money April 25 - Risk Management Strategies That Engage Every Employee Learn more or sign up. Safety Tip: Safe Grain Handling for Grain Safety Week Grain handling is a high hazard activity where workers can be exposed to numerous serious and life-threatening hazards. Hazards include: fires and explosions from grain dust accumulation, suffocation from engulfment and entrapment in grain bins, falls from heights and crushing injuries and amputations from grain handling equipment. Use these grain handling safety facts and tips from OSHA and the Grain Handling Safety Coalition to help keep workers safe. Learn more. Make Your Life Easier with a SignHub Account Whether you order signs every week, every month or just on occasion, a SignHub account at can make your job easier. Your SignHub account helps you with: Order History - Track shipping status on current orders, view old orders or buy items again Custom Signs - Easily access custom signs you've created and saved Saved Wishlist - Store a list of favorite items for quick access Your Account - Update your account information for fast checkout It's safe, secure - and free! Learn more or create your account here. Top Safety Articles Last Month Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate 4/30/2019, 11:57 AM
  3. 3. California updates workplace lactation room rules Safety Tip: Industrial workplace safety checklist Lactation room signs and labels Preventing electrocution of construction workers Preventing injuries from wearable devices with lithium batteries ComplianceSigns CONNECTION Dave Anderson, Editor Edit your subscription profile. Unsubscribe. To help ensure delivery, please add to your email address book. Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved. Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate 4/30/2019, 11:57 AM