Although it’s something we all try to avoid, workplace spills happen to everyone in every industry. Because of this common occurrence, it’s important to keep a spill absorbent product on hand no matter where you work. Our suggestion? Rather than research thousands of industry-specific absorbent products that may or may not work, take the time to invest in SpillFix. (more…)
Protecting workers from dangerous, accidental spills is our foremost concern. But if we can provide an effective spill absorbent product while taking care of our planet, why shouldn’t we? (more…)
‘Tis the season for twinkling lights and sparkling trimmings. Chances are that your coworkers, staff or even managers will soon want to get into the spirit and will begin setting decorations up around the worksite. But as joyful as the holidays are, there’s no excuse for disregarding safety guidelines during this wonderful time of the year. In fact, by following basic safety rules, you are more likely to make it through the holidays without any major disasters at work. So to help ensure that your holiday cheer and decor doesn’t create a seasonal work disaster, we’ve put together eight things we think you should give extra attention to when setting your company up for the holidays.
We talk a lot about switching your absorbent products from clay to natural alternatives in order to reduce the risk of silicosis. But do you know exactly what silicosis is, or how to identify the disease and how to protect your workers from developing it? We’re here to help you answer these questions with our guide to silicosis. (more…)
Workplace safety begins the moment your employees arrive on-site. Unfortunately many of today’s workers often face a number of potential slip/fall hazards on the job. According to the US Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up the greatest percentage of workplace accidents. Those accidents not only often result in serious injury, but can take money and time away from your business due to workers compensation or time taken off. Therefore, as a business owner, keeping areas as safe as possible for your workforce is in your best interest.
There’s no doubt that spills in the workplace should be properly contained and cleaned with a spill absorbent product. However, not all absorbent products are created equally. Clay absorbent products, for example, can do more harm than good in the workplace. That’s why if your company still uses a clay absorbent, you should start thinking about making the switch to a more natural spill absorbent to protect your business, your workers, and your bottom line. (more…)
Are you comfortable with the working conditions at your job? Do you go into work every day knowing your basic safety needs are met, or do you stress about when the next harmful incident will occur? Knowing how to spot potential safety issues within your own workplace could help save you, fellow coworkers, or even your superiors from a potentially dangerous situation. Ask yourself these simple questions and start a real conversation about workplace safety with your coworkers. (more…)
Think about how spills are handled in your business. Do you teach a proper procedure that workers follow or do employees just grab some paper towels and call it quits? If your answer is the latter, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Not only will preparing a proper spill response increase productivity and lower worker-related injuries and costs, but operating without knowing how to properly clean spills under today’s legal requirements puts your entire company and bottom line at risk as well. (more…)
If you paint homes for a living, you know spilled paint causes a lot of problems. Because of paint’s slick nature, spilled paint creates a dangerous work environment for employees. Also, spilling buckets of paint in a client’s home could lead to stains on their floors. (more…)
No matter where you work, the risk of injuries lurks around every corner. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) business report 3.4 worker related injuries or illnesses occur per 100 workers. Falls, electrocutions, being hit by heavy objects or being caught between machinery parts cause most of the injuries in the workplace. (more…)