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FACT: 88% of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Are Not ANSI Compliant

According to Occupational Health and Safety “The first 10-15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds, may cause serious injury. Emergency shower and eyewash stations provide on-the-spot decontamination. Emergency shower and eyewash stations are a necessary backup to minimize the effects of accident exposure […]

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OSHA Fine For Lack of Proper Eyewash Equipment

February 8, 2014 A mining company was fined by OSHA totaling $5,776. In their inspection, they found that employees were exposed to fire hazards and risk of eye injuries. “The second violation designated as serious states that employees were at risk of eye injuries while handling corrosive chemicals, such as hydrated lime, copper sulfate and sodium hydroxide, […]

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5 Safest Companies in the United States

OSHA states, “We have the right to a safe workplace.” Each year, EHS Today searches for the safest companies in America. Haws Corporation® gives thanks to the companies in America that value safety and who take time to invest in it’s importance. 1. The AES Corporation Located in Peabody, Massachusetts, the AES Corporation is a global power […]

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Helping avoid unnecessary OSHA fines

In June of this year, an insulation plant in Phenix City, Alabama was fined  $27,500 by OSHA solely for not having a sufficient place, such as a wash station or shower, to flush fluids from the body in an emergency. In this case, the plant had been cited previously, which resulted in the large fines they […]

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Top Ten OSHA Violations: 2012 vs. 2014

A list of the “OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014” has been released along with links to valuable resources to help your facility stay on top of safety in the workplace. We compared the results from 2012 and 2014 to create a visual representation of how far accidents in the workplace have come during the […]

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Exceeding ANSI Standards: Color Coding

Does your facility use the proper universal color coding to alert potential danger? As referenced in a recent Haws® White Paper, Emergency Response Best Practices: Exceeding the ANSI Z358.1 Standard, OSHA enforces that potential danger must be made obvious to give attention to the risk of potential danger. Color coding creates a universal language to […]

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