Preparing for an Earthquake

No matter where you are, earthquake preparedness is always a good idea. An earthquake can happen anytime, and usually comes without warning. By preparing yourself, your family and your employees [...]


When does OSHA require a Confined Space Rescue Team?

Confined spaces are naturally hazardous and not suitable for continuous occupancy, but they are necessary in some factories and other such workspaces. If you have a process vessel, chemical tank, [...]


The Dangers of Fireworks

Fireworks are a staple for Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. The thrill of fireworks, however, can be dangerous. So while SCM believes the easiest way to avoid injury is to leave the [...]


What is Liquid Nitrogen?

I’m sure we have all heard of the devastating event regarding the liquid nitrogen leak at a Georgia poultry plant this week so it is important we talk about what this hazardous substance is [...]


Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos

Table of Contents   What Is Asbestos? What Are the Hazards of Asbestos? What You Need to Know About Asbestos Exposure How to Prevent Asbestos Exposure How to Spot Asbestos and How to Dispose [...]


Everything You Need to Know About Silica in the Workplace

Table of Contents What Is Silica? What Are the Hazards of Silica? How Can You Prevent Silica Exposure? What Industries Deal With Silica? What Are the Regulations for Workplace Silica Exposure? [...]


New Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

Sexual harassment and discrimination is a constant presence in America’s workplaces. The recent #MeToo movement has brought even more attention to sexual harassment in the workplace. [...]


This Holiday Season, Give Yourself The Gift Of OSHA Hazmat Training

Every year, an estimated 11 billion tons of freight is shipped over 250 billion miles across the United States. If your facility is working with and shipping hazardous materials, then OSHA hazmat [...]


OSHA Silica Standard Compliance Assistance Resources

OSHA’s silica standards require employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and take steps to protect workers. To help employers meet these requirements, OSHA has [...]


OSHA Provides Employer Guidance In Preparation For Safe & Sound Week

This year, Safe + Sound Week takes place between August 13 and August 19. Safe + Sound Week is a combined effort that OSHA has created to provide safe work practices to industry groups and [...]