Monthly Archives: April 2013

Workers Memorial Day

workers memorial day
Each year on April 28, we observe Workers Memorial Day - a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made sick by their work. It is a time to renew the fight for safer workplaces and emphasize the need that worker safety be placed above corporate profits.   April 28 is also the anniversary of  the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, (OSHA).  With this act, was the promise of the right to a safe workplace. Although workplace safety has greatly Read more [...]

Does Your First Aid Kit Meet ANSI Requirements?

First Aid Kit
It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic to expect accidents not to happen. Therefore, employers are required to provide medical and first aid personnel and supplies commensurate with the hazards of the workplace.   Although OSHA does not have a specific rule when it comes to the contents of first aid kits, it does reference ANSI Z308.1 Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Read more [...]