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Posts Tagged: OSHA

  • Protect From Cold Stress

    Protect From Cold Stress

    As temperatures plunge, keeping workers safe from falling air temperatures is a priority for many businesses, even in regions that are not accustomed to frigid winter weather.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), exposure to extreme cold, near freezing temperatures, wet conditions, and wind chill are all considered risk factors for cold

  • OSHA Announces Coronavirus Violations

    OSHA Announces Coronavirus Violations

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,148,452, according to a news release. OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for

  • Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat-Part 2

    Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat-Part 2

    In Part 1 of Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat we looked at the different types of heat illnesses and how to identify them. Today OSHA will put forth some steps you can take to handle and overcome heat illness at your company. Prevention Made Simple: Program Elements Heat Illness Prevention Program key elements include:

  • Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (Part 1)

    Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (Part 1)

    It’s summer and the temperatures are rising – inside and out – of laundry facilities. Today in this two part OSHA series we’ll take a look at the different types of heat illnesses,  review their specific symptoms and learn what to do if you or a team member experiences those symptoms. In Part II we’ll

  • Prevention to Keep Healthcare Infections at Bay – Part 2

    Prevention to Keep Healthcare Infections at Bay – Part 2

    Last week Laundry Ledger published Part I of “Prevention to Keep Healthcare Infections at Bay” which will explored training and environmental service recognition and color coding textiles.  You can read it here.   High performance, reusable products The CDC and OSHA have published information in support of using microfiber products in healthcare facilities. Such products benefit

  • National Preparedness Month – Tornado

    National Preparedness Month – Tornado

    September is National Preparedness Month.  For the past three weeks, we have looked at OSHA and NOAA’s advice on how to prepare and recover from heat, floods, and hurricanes.  Today we’ll take a look at the organizations’ tornado preparedness information. Tornado Tornadoes can occur with little or no warning. Taking precautions in advance of the

  • National Preparedness Month – Heat

    National Preparedness Month – Heat

    September is National Preparedness Month.  While many of us have been consumed with hurricanes,  there are other dangerous natural disasters that can strike. OSHA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response web page — found here —  provides information to protect workers responding to wildfires, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters – in addition to hurricanes. But today

  • National Preparedness Month-Hurricane

    National Preparedness Month-Hurricane

    Whether you’re at work or home, a hurricane can cause havoc.  Be prepared at all times. The information below is from OSHA and the National Weather Service.  Follow the links to learn more about what to do before, during and after a hurricane. For the latest information on Dorian click here:  Follow the latest on

  • POS Receives Recognition for Mesa Location

    POS Receives Recognition for Mesa Location

    The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department presented Prudential Overall Supply, with its “STAR Site” designation through the Voluntary Protection Program, “VPP”.  Companies and jobsites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems. ADOSH held a VPP Ceremony at Prudential’s Mesa, AZ cleanroom laundry

  • Disaster Preparedness

    Disaster Preparedness

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the massive storm.  Picking up the pieces will not be easy for those who suffered her high winds and flooding. Thousands are now wondering, what now?  An OSHA blog, “Cleaning Up, Staying, Safe” outlines important considerations during