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January 2014

GHS is officially underway. Is your training?

- January 31, 2014 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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On May 25, 2012, OSHA adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for chemical labeling.  As part of the new law, employers were given a due date of December 1st, 2013 to train their employees on the new label requirements and …  Read more …

Do you have the “warm and frizzies” today?

- January 27, 2014 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Now that it is winter time, the humidity is lower than normal. Have you noticed that as you walk across the carpet to grab a door knob, you felt a slight electric shock? How about when you opened the dryer …  Read more …

Your IIPP: Woven like a Spider’s Web

- January 24, 2014 by Steve Rhodes (View all posts by Steve)
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Have you ever read a story referencing the use of a spider’s web as a metaphor in a complex murder mystery?  In business, that web is your IIPP; it encompasses the intricate strands that comprise your company’s policies, procedures and …  Read more …

Vehicle Repair: Raising the Level of Safety

- January 20, 2014 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Vehicles need maintenance and repair to keep them in proper running order.  Some repairs require the person performing the maintenance/repair to access the underside of the vehicle.  A popular way to raise a vehicle for this type of work involves the …  Read more …

Fire Extinguishers Inspection, Maintenance and Testing

- January 17, 2014 by Jason Rozar (View all posts by Jason)
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As I visit many of my clients, I randomly will inspect their portable fire extinguishers as we tour the facility. During these inspections I have found that many of my clients are not in compliance with the OSHA standard 1910.157 even …  Read more …

Poll Question: Diabetes

- January 13, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Q- Nearly __ million adults in the US have prediabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.  (105, 79, 26, or 52) A- 79 million adults in the US have prediabetes. Thank you to everyone who participated …  Read more …