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December 28, 2012

It's Flu Season - and 8 of 10 Employees Will Come To Work Sick

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While the CDC reports increasing influenza activity, a new survey shows that US workers routinely go to work while sick. The poll, conducted in late November, shows 84% of adult US employees have gone to work while sick. Of those, nearly half don’t warn co-workers about their illness. The same number don’t avoid direct contact – such as shaking hands – which could transmit illness to others. The survey, commissioned by Cintas Corporation, was conducted in late November.

A Cintas spokesman said workplaces can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria when workers are sick. He pointed out that illness reduces productivity and encouraged workers and business owners to take precautions, such as avoiding contact with sick co-workers and stocking medicine cabinets with decongestants and other staples for cold-weather months.

According to this week’s FluView report, influenza activity continues to increase in the United States across most key indicators. Overall, influenza activity is being reported widely across much of the United States. Twenty-nine states reported widespread geographic influenza activity for the week of December 9-15, 2012. During the prior week, only 18 states reported widespread activity. Twelve states are now reporting high influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity:  Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. This is an increase from the eight states that reported high ILI activity last week.

Check this week's flu stats at the CDC.
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December 19, 2012

December Workplace Safety News and Notes

New OSHA Site Helps Prevent Backover Incidents in Construction
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OSHA has developed a new website to help educate the public on how to prevent backover incidents. The website explains how backover incidents happen and how to reduce the risk or frequency of these incidents. It includes articles, resources and references to existing regulations and letters of interpretation. More than 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2011 - often as a result of not hearing backup alarms because of a noisy worksite, or drivers not seeing colleagues who are in a truck's blind spots. Visit the new OSHA site here, or view NIOSH diagrams of blind spots for several vehicles commonly used on construction sites here.

NIOSH Issues Alert on Occupational Respiratory Disease in Nonindustrial Buildings
Office buildings, schools and other nonindustrial buildings often develop moisture and dampness problems from many sources that can lead to the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria. Excess moisture can alsu cause release of volatile organic compounds and the breakdown of building materials. Exposure to these conditions are associated with a wide variety of respiratory symptoms and infections. A new Alert from NIOSH details varied approaches employers can use to minimize the likelihood of persistend building dampness and subsequent respiratory problems. Download the guide here.

BeTobaccoFree.gov Provides Smoking/Tobacco Info in One Site
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In November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new Web site that brings together all HHS tobacco-related content into an easy-to-navigate Web site. It includes information on federal, state and local smoking laws, health effects, and how to quit. Visit the Laws/Policies page here.

OSHA Seeks Recommendations on Construction Standards
OSHA has issued a Request for Information related to its latest Standards Improvement Project (SIP). The purpose of SIP-IV is to improve and streamline existing OSHA construction standards by removing or revising requirements that are confusing or outdated, or that duplicate or are inconsistent with other standards. The agency invites the public, including employers, employees, and employee representatives to submit recommendations for revisions to existing construction standards and the rationale for these recommendations. SIP-IV will focus primarily on OSHA's construction standards. Comments must be submitted by Feb. 4, 2013. Read this OSHA news release for more information, including how to comment.

OSHA Releases Online Tool to Aid Compliance with Cadmium Standard
OSHA recently released a new interactive online tool to assist employers in complying with OSHA's cadmium standard (29 CFR 1910.1027). Cadmium is used in many industries including metal machining, plastics, ceramics, painting and welding operations. Workers can be exposed from the smelting and refining of metals or from air in industrial plants that manufacture batteries, coatings or plastics. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry estimates that about 300,000 workers in the U.S. face exposure to cadmium each year. Short-term exposure to cadmium can cause weakness, fever, headache, chills, sweating and muscular pain. Chronic cadmium poisoning can cause kidney damage and cancer of the lung or prostate. Cadmium also is believed to cause pulmonary emphysema and bone disease (osteomalcia and osteoporosis).

The new cadmium advisor tool is primarily intended for use by experienced medical professionals who assess workers' cadmium exposure. It may also be useful as an educational tool for workers and members of the general public by providing information on what constitutes overexposure to cadmium and what to do to prevent exposure on the job. Read more on the new Cadmium Advisor Tool here.

Highest-Penalty OSHA Standards of 2012

The following are the standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in fiscal year 2012,with links to the relevant OSHA Standard:
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  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
  2. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
  3. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
  4. Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
  5. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
  7. Excavations, requirements for protective systems (29 CFR 1926.652)
  8. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  9. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
  10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)
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December 18, 2012

State No Smoking Signs at ComplianceSigns.com

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ComplianceSigns has carried state-specific No Smoking signs for years, and regularly updates its store as state smoking laws change. The latest example is North Dakota's revised smoking ban, which took effect Dec. 6. It prohibits most indoor smoking and smoking within 20 feet of buildings. It also requires businesses to post smoke-free signage about the new rule.

In response, our development team researched the new law and developed a variety of no smoking signs to help assure compliance with the new law. Even before the new law took effect, North Dakota No Smoking signs were available at ComplianceSigns.com as reflective signs and labels, standard wall signs and even clear labels and clings for windows and glass doors.

Currently, 23 states require all non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, and bars to be 100% smokefree, and you'll find appropriate signage for these rules by starting at our State No Smoking page.

ComplianceSigns.com carries appropriate signs for these and other state-mandated signage requirements, including swimming pool and spa rules, restrooms and more.

Safety Tip: Working in Cold Weather

Although this December has been unusually warm in many areas, winter cold will be here before we know it, and workers may not be ready. When cold environments or temperatures cannot be avoided, workers should follow these cold weather tips from NIOSH to protect themselves from cold stress:

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  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Wear several layers of loose clothing. Layering provides better insulation.
  • Tight clothing reduces blood circulation. Warm blood needs to be circulated to the extremities.
  • When choosing clothing, be aware that some clothing may restrict movement resulting in a hazardous situation.
  • Make sure to protect the ears, face, hands and feet in extremely cold weather.
  • Boots should be waterproof and insulated.
  • Wear a hat; it will keep your whole body warmer. (Hats reduce the amount of body heat that escapes from your head.)
  • Move into warm locations during work breaks; limit the amount of time outside on extremely cold days.
  • Carry cold weather gear, such as extra socks, gloves, hats, jacket, blankets, a change of clothes and a thermos of hot liquid.
  • Include a thermometer and chemical hot packs in your first aid kit.
  • Avoid touching cold metal surfaces with bare skin.
  • Monitor your physical condition and that of your coworkers.


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Working With First Responders in a Workplace Emergency

Safety professionals, paramedics and firefighters all the share the goal of protecting people and property from harm. Each group has different responsibilities, and they approach their tasks from a different perspective. When firefighters or paramedics come racing up to the front gate of a workplace, they probably know very little about the site. They have no way of knowing what type of work activity is taking place in which area, and what types of hazards may be present. So it falls to the safety professional to create and continually update an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for the site.

The more effectively these groups can work together, the better each group will be at accomplishing its specific goal.  The safety professionals at Safety Management Group have prepared an excellent article on working with first responders, authored by a safety professional who is also a firefighter/paramedic. Give it a read for practical suggestions you can use to make sure your working relationship with local first responders is as efficient and positive as possible.

Read more here, or Browse Fire / Emergency signs here.

December 17, 2012

Flu Activity Increasing Across the U.S.

According to the latest CDC FluView report, influenza activity continues to increase across the U.S. The country is experiencing an early flu season with high levels of activity concentrated in the south central and southeastern regions of the nation at this time.
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  • The proportion of visits to doctors for influenza-like illness (ILI) is above the national baseline. Eight states are now reporting high flu activity: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. This is double the number of states that reported high ILI activity the previous week.
  • Overall, influenza activity is being reported widely across much of the United States. Eighteen states reported widespread geographic influenza activity for the week of December 2-8, 2012. During the previous week, only 8 states reported widespread activity.
Regular, thorough hand washing remains the best first-defense against flu and other seasonal illnesses.

What's New at ComplianceSigns.com - December

You'll find some 250 new signs and labels at ComplianceSigns.com this month, including colorful Sliding Room Name signs, Latex Allergy signs and more:
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  • ESD / Static Electricity labels to identify areas where static precautions are required.
  • No Hoods / Hats / Sunglasses signs and lables for retail or other locations where you want to see your visitors clearly.
  • Reflective Food Truck Parking signs mount easily to sign posts to indicate parking areas reserved for food trucks.
  • North Dakota No Smoking signs and labels to notify patrons of the new law prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of entrances.
  • Quarantine signs for medical or quality assurance uses.
  • Post our Veteran Reserved Parking signs with colorful graphics to identify parking spaces specially reserved for veterans and wounded warriors.
See them all on the New Signs page at ComplianceSigns.com.

December 14, 2012

OSHA Extends Residential Construction Fall Protection Grace Period to March 15

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OSHA just announced it will extend for three months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15, 2013. The temporary enforcement measures include priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency and increased outreach.

Fatalities from falls are the number one cause of workplace death in construction. OSHA is working closely with the industry to assist employers in complying with the new directive. From Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012, OSHA's On-site Consultation Projects performed more than 3,000 on-site visits, conducted close to 1,100 training sessions and delivered close to 500 presentations related to fall protection in residential construction. OSHA's regional and area offices also conducted more than 1,200 outreach activities on the directive. The agency will continue to work with employers to ensure a clear understanding of, and to facilitate compliance with, the new policy.

OSHA will also continue to develop materials to assist the industry, including a wide variety of educational and training materials to assist employers with compliance, which are available on the Web pages for residential construction and the Fall Prevention Campaign.

December 7, 2012

Obesity Study Uncovers Risks for Low-wage Workers

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A new study, presented by MassCOSH, UMass and Boston Workers Alliance, looks at low-wage workers employed in heavy labor positions and how work conditions contribute to weight gain and obesity. It is widely recognized lower-income individuals are disproportionately represented among the overweight and obese.

“Exhaustion and injuries, time pressure, stress and lack of access to healthy food - sometimes even access to a place to eat - were problems that most workers felt had a big impact on their weight,” said a co-author of the study.

Obesity/Overweight and the role of Working Conditions offers practical employer suggestions, as well as recommendations for employers and policymakers, emphasizing the need to address working conditions as part of workplace obesity or wellness programs.

Three key employer tips from the study:
  • Allow sufficient time for breaks and meals; provide the state-mandated 30 minutes consecutively, as a single break.
  • Support daily communication of rest and meal break times to employees, to reduce anxiety about hunger and to facilitate healthy meal planning.
  • Provide a clean space for eating, with sufficient functional equipment.
Read more about the study here.
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December 3, 2012

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November 30, 2012

Static Electricity in the Workplace

Employees with childhood memories of using static electricity to ZAP a brother or sister may not realize that under many common workplace conditions, static electricity poses a significant hazard to people and property. In fact, static electricity hazards are common to a wide variety of industries.

Static electricity causes two main workplace concerns:
  • Ignition of flammable materials or atmospheres, causing fires that endanger employees and property.
  • Harm to sensitive electronic components. Electrostatic discharge costs the electronics industry millions of dollars annually in damaged and degraded parts.


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Static buildup results from some form of friction. This can occur from walking across a synthetic floor covering, liquids flowing through pipes or spraying through nozzles, operation of machines with rubberized belts or even by handling plastic pipes and materials. The electricity collected on the surface of the object can eventually discharge a spark with enough strength to damage electronic components - or ignite flammable vapors, gases and dusts in the environment. These static sparks can suddenly jump between two solids, a solid and a liquid or between two liquids, endangering employees and property.

Grounding and bonding are commonly used to prevent static buildup. Grounding connects one or more conductive objects to the ground so any built up electricity is harmlessly discharged. Bonding connects objects with a conductor to equalize electrical buildup and prevent discharge from one object to another.

To ensure a safe and productive workplace, employees must be educated about static hazards, with static hazard safety signs and clearly labeled static-prevention equipment.

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November 25, 2012

November Workplace Safety News and Notes

Residential Fall Protection Deadline is December 15
OSHA extended its temporary enforcement measures to help reduce falls in residential construction until December 15 - less than 3 weeks from now. The measures include free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency, and increased outreach. A variety of educational and training materials are available on the OSHA Residential Construction and Fall Prevention Campaign web pages.

It's Time For Flu Vaccinations
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Influenza activity is increasing in parts of the country across certain key indicators. Further increases are expected in the coming weeks and months. It takes two weeks for immune protection to fully develop after vaccination. The 2012-2013 vaccine protects against two viruses that are different from those in last season's vaccine. Visit the CDC flu page for resources, or visit flu.gov for vaccine information and more. Browse Hand Washing signs here.

"Digital Stories" Facilitate Worker Safety Training
The California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program has posted a group of award-winning "digital stories" that can be used to kick off educational training sessions and facilitate discussion of work-related fatalities. The stories combine photographs and prevention recommendations from FACE fatality investigation reports with re-creations of the fatal event, personal narration and family photos. Viewers visit incident scenes and see work hazards up close. Each digital story has its own "action page" that provides discussion questions and fact sheets for training and education, a link to the corresponding FACE investigation report, and video download instructions.
Visit the FACE Digital Stories page here.

Nail Gun Safety Guide Now Available in SpanishSpanish Nail Gun Safety Guide
OSHA and NIOSH have developed a Spanish version of their "Nail Gun Safety - A Guide for Construction Contractors" to help Spanish-speaking construction workers prevent work-related nail gun injuries. The guide highlights information on nail gun injuries, describes common injury causes and provides six practical steps contractors can take to prevent these injuries. It includes actual workplace cases along with a short section on other types of nail gun hazards and sources of additional information.
Download the guide here (pdf).

Storm Responder Safety
Storm responders should be extra vigilant for hazards likely to appear during cleanup from major storms like Hurricane Sandy, notably carbon monoxide exposure, improper generator safety and chainsaw / tree removal hazards.
Go to the NIOSH Storms research page to learn more.

November 24, 2012

3 Million Annual Injuries / Illnesses in Private Sector

Browse Machine Safety SignsFor the first time in a decade, the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in private industry was unchanged from previous to current years. Nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2011, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Other Key Findings:
  • Rate of injuries and illnesses requiring days off work: 1.17 per 100 full-time workers
  • Median days away from work: 8 (same as 2010)
  • Top 5 occupations for days-off-work cases: laborers; nursing aides, orderlies and attendants; janitors and cleaners; heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers; and police / sheriff officers
  • Top age group for injury and illness: 45-54 (26 percent of total cases in 2011)
  • Top injury: Musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 33 percent (387,820) of all cases in 2011
Read more on the BLS survey here.
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November 23, 2012

New NIOSH Web Tool Helps Employers Buy Quiet Tools

Ear Protection SignEmployers can most effectively reduce hazardous noise levels at their worksites through their procurement process - by comparing the noise emission levels of differing models of equipment being considered and, whenever possible, purchasing a quieter model. "Buy quiet" provides an easy and effective method for an employer to demonstrate a commitment to the use of the best available technology to reduce the number of workers suffering from, or at risk of, occupational noise-induced hearing loss.

NIOSH recently launched a Buy-Quiet web tool to help construction and manufacturing organizations implement a Buy-Quiet program by making it easier to identify and purchase quieter tools and machinery. The new tool assists in ensuring the best available noise control technologies are considered when purchasing new equipment. It provides a platform for making, documenting and tracking Buy-Quiet purchases, including capturing machine and equipment inventory, setting up policy documentation and promoting your Buy-Quiet program with customers and suppliers.

November 22, 2012

What's New at ComplianceSigns.com - November

You'll find more than 350 new signs and labels at ComplianceSigns.com this month on topics inSmoking Fee Signcluding Electric Shock Hazards, No Smoking, Office directional signs and No Smoking Fees/Fines.          

Our Smoking Fees / Fines signs describe cleaning fees that will be assessed for smoking in a non-smoking room or vehicle. They're available in a variety of styles, and can be easily customized to include any dollar amount. See the new signs here.

We Now Ship Safety Signs World Wide
Global Shipping at ComplianceSigns.comEarlier this month we launched a partnership with GlobalShopex to fulfill orders for international customers, and we have already received orders from Germany and Canada.

"International inquiries at our store have increased, so it made sense to find a convenient way to serve customers outside the U.S.," said company president Paul Sandefer. "People around the world easily find our store. Now it's just as easy for them to purchase from us."

To make a purchase, international customers simply put items into their shopping cart, then select "All Other Countries" in the Shipping Details drop-down menu. They then click the "International Checkout" button to proceed with their purchase.

English-German Safety Sign"The international checkout process is tailored to each individual country, so customers view guaranteed shipping, duties and tax fees in local currency, then pay for their signs with international credit cards, PayPal or bank wire transfers," Sandefer explained. GlobalShopex will process payments and guarantee delivery.

International orders will be sent from the ComplianceSigns lean manufacturing facility in Chadwick, Illinois, to GlobalShopex in Miami, and then forwarded to more than 150 countries around the globe. International customers typically will receive their signs within 10-12 business days after payment is received, although this may vary somewhat for some destinations. Every shipment will be traceable and insured.

November 20, 2012

ComplianceSigns.com Customer Comments - November

Here's what our customers are saying about us this month:

I have ordered a few times from you the past couple of months. The selection and service is absolutely outstanding. I look forward to using you again in the very near future.
- C., State College, PA
 
Your customer service is doing an excellent job. They're helpful & nice to talk too. We have made a lot of customers happy because of the quickness of turn-around you guys provide.
- Greg M., California

Safety Tip: Fall Protection

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Here are some tips from OSHA to help prevent falls:


Fall Protection in General Industry:

  • Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk by use of a railing and toeboard or a floor hole cover.
  • Provide a guardrail and toeboard around every open-sided platform, floor or runway that is 4 feet or higher off the ground or next level.
  • Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines or equipment (such as a vat of acid or a conveyor belt), employers must provide guardrails and toeboards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured.
  • Other means of fall protection that may be required on certain jobs include safety harness and line, safety nets, stair railings and handrails.

Fall Protection in Construction:


  • Wear a harness and always stay connected
  • Make sure your harness fits
  • Use guardrails or lifelines
  • Inspect all fall protection equipment before use
  • Guard or cover all holes, openings, and skylights
  • DON'T disconnect from the lifeline
  • DON'T work around unprotected openings or skylights
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Safe Practices with Pressurized Containers

Tanks for compressed gases are so common that it's very easy to take them for granted and forget that they can be extremely dangerous in several ways. But workers often take pressurized containers for granted, and may handle them roughly or place them in areas and positions that are inherently unsafe. They may also miss signs of danger, such as cracks, broken regulators and valves and other damage to the tanks and any piping associated with them.

 The safety experts at Safety Management Group have prepared an excellent article on safe use and storage of gas cylinders. Read the article here, then browse gas cylinder safety signs here.

November 13, 2012

Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey Now Online

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NIOSH has announced the release of data from the NIOSH Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (CAIS). CAIS is a critical source of national injury data for youths, aged < 20 years, on farms in the United States. The tables present CAIS data for the years 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2009 and Minority Farm Operator Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (M-CAIS) data for the years 2000, 2003, and 2008. NIOSH plans to add additional years of CAIS and M-CAIS data when they become available.
 

November 7, 2012

ComplianceSigns.com Now Ships Safety Signs Worldwide

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Now businesses around the world can fill their need for workplace safety signs, office signs and safety labels at ComplianceSigns.com. Last week we launched a partnership with GlobalShopex to fulfill orders for international customers, and we have already received orders from Germany and Canada.

"International inquiries at our store have increased, so it made sense to find a convenient way to serve customers outside the U.S.," said company president Paul Sandefer. "We sell our safety signs exclusively on the Internet, and people around the world easily find our store. Now it's just as easy for them to purchase from us."

"Our new international checkout process is tailored to each individual country, so customers view guaranteed shipping, duties and tax fees in local currency, then pay for their signs with international credit cards, PayPal or bank wire transfers," Sandefer explained. GlobalShopex will process payments and guarantee delivery.

Last year, ComplianceSigns.com began selling dozens of standard safety signs printed in English and a variety of languages:

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  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
Translation services are available for most signs, in these and other languages.

International orders will be sent from the ComplianceSigns lean manufacturing facility in Chadwick, Illinois, to GlobalShopex in Miami, Florida, and then forwarded to more than 150 countries around the globe. International customers typically will receive their signs within 10 business days, although this may vary somewhat for some destinations. Every shipment is traceable and insured.