OUCH! Laceration Prevention

Statistics The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that in 2020, there were over 59,000 cuts and lacerations involving time away from work sustained by private employers in the U.S.  A large majority of these lost time injuries involved the hands and fingers. These injuries are painful, impact employees and their families, and […]

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Common Misinterpretations of OSHA’S Process Safety Management Standard

Who must follow Process Safety Management regulations? Companies processing “highly hazardous” chemicals must follow the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard to assess the risks of processes and establish a series of controls to avoid catastrophic consequences. Does OSHA consider common flammable materials “highly hazardous”? Many chemical companies have assumed […]

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Thinking of a Career in Engineering? EnSafe’s Ian Davis Says Consider Safety

Safety Engineer Ian Davis, recent guest-lecturer at Virginia Tech, talks about his passion for safety engineering Safety Engineer Ian Davis recently guest lectured at his alma mater Virginia Tech Department of Chemical Engineering. Ian lectured a three-hour class on process safety for his former Chemical Engineering Senior Design Professor Dr. Y.A. Liu, whom he credits […]

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