USA Safety Supply Blog

The skinny on how hi-vis workwear saves lives

July 20, 2017

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The complete guide to the American National Standard for high-visibility safety apparel

July 19, 2017

Do your employees work on a roadside, in an area with lots of foot traffic, or in low visibility settings?

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How Can Food Production Safety Prevent Workplace Injuries?

March 31, 2017 | Topics: food production safety, Food manufacturing safety, Food Processing Safety, Facility Safety

Working in the food processing industry and using personal protective equipment (PPE) goes hand-in-hand. …or does it?  You see it all the time. No one just stands in a production line slapping food into boxes with bare hands, a tank top and flip-flops on, right? Right. All too often workers fail to choose the right protective gear or they don't use the PPE correctly; essentially leaving them as vulnerable as if they wore nothing at all.

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Food Processing Standards and PPE: What Are My Responsibilities?

March 31, 2017 | Topics: food production safety, Food manufacturing safety, Food Processing Safety, Facility Safety

   Food production is anything but simple. The processes can be complex and the machinery and equipment needed is often highly sophisticated. If there was a list of food safety rules, it would be extensive for any company in the food industry. This complexity is especially true when it comes to the health and safety of employees in the food processing industry. It’s an industry that is far more dangerous than you may expect in terms of occupational injuries and diseases. Who would have thought?

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Top 3 Food Production Safety Tips

March 31, 2017 | Topics: food production safety, Food manufacturing safety, Food Processing Safety, Facility Safety

Workers in The food manufacturing industry are more likely to experience injuries and illnesses than workers in private industry manufacturing as a whole according to a 2008 study by the US Bureau of Labor and Stats.  In 2015 alone the food manufacturing industry racked up almost 19,600 OSHA reportable injuries or illnesses. And we’re not even touching the fatality numbers. Food production is complicated on a lot of levels, in this blog we’re going to break down the 3 most recorded injuries according to the most recent US Labor Statistic reports in order to provide safety tips you can implement right away that will keep your food processing workers safe – keep money in your pocket – and keep your facility off next year’s stat list.

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