Month: February 2022

Safety Data Sheets

Why is having virtual access to safety data sheets vital?

Safety data sheets are vital to workplace safety. Allowing for ease of access via virtual retrieval is even more vital. Ensuring that safety data sheets are readily available for all your employees is necessary to maintain compliance, reduce company liability, and most importantly, ensure the health and safety of your employees. What is a safety …

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Equipment Operator

Why should site inspections include verifying equipment operator qualifications?

Why are site inspections important? Why should they include verifying equipment operator qualifications? Keep reading to learn some answers to these questions and more. What can a site inspection entail? The details of a site inspection can and should vary from industry to industry. After all, no job site, project or facility is exactly the …

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Environmental Compliance

3 environmental compliance issues a lack of corrosion inspections can precipitate

Environmental compliance is imperative in any industry. Failure to follow the regulations, codes, and laws put in place to protect the environment can have disastrous and costly outcomes. Compliance can be tricky to deal with, considering that it can vary according to city, county, state and several other factors. For instance, it can be difficult …

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Hazard Identification

3 reasons hazard identification is vital for oil drillers

Workplace injuries, accidents and work-related health issues are often preventable. Hazard identification is necessary to pinpoint current and future risks to a company’s workers. Basin Safety offers a variety of field services for companies seeking professional assistance in the mitigation of health and safety hazards. Why is hazard identification vital in the oil drilling industry?  …

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Confined Space Definition

What is the definition of a confined space and why should your business be aware of it?

Oftentimes, a workplace will have a confined space that could present serious health and safety hazards to workers if not properly assessed. Professional health and safety consulting firms like Basin Safety are great options for those looking to protect both their workers and their company. What is the definition of “confined space”? According to the …

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Excavation and Trenching

3 hazards facing workers who must enter excavation and trenching sites

Trenching and excavating are a regular part of construction work and are required for a wide range of construction projects. However, it can be very hazardous work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of 54 fatalities occur each year during trenching and excavating work. It is important that all workers …

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Confined Space Safety

How can you boost confined space safety for your workers?

Working in confined spaces can be very hazardous work. Confined spaces typically include spaces like maintenance holes, tunnels, silos, pits and pipelines. While these spaces are large enough to permit entry and work to be done, they are not designed to be occupied for long and have limited means of exiting and entering.  Due to …

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Lone Worker

4 reasons your employee can be classified as a lone worker

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without direct supervision. This can include contractors, inspectors, maintenance workers and others who may report back to a supervisor but perform their work in the field alone. While this arrangement is cost effective and often necessary, it is important to make your workers’ safety your number one …

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Confined Space Training

What features should your company be looking for in confined spaces training?

Working in confined spaces presents challenges and hazards that many workers may not experience elsewhere. Confined spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy, and have limited means of entering and exiting. They can also expose workers to environmental hazards such as harmful substances.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 100 to 150 workers …

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