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October 2016

Smoke in the Field – Drivers in Rural Areas Need to be Aware

- October 31, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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As I watch the news, I see and hear about the dry conditions and wildfires out west and think, “Man, I’m glad I don’t have to worry about that.” Then I heard the sirens, saw the fire trucks and smelled …  Read more …

Beyond Ear Plugs—Plugging Gaps in your Hearing Safety Net

- October 21, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Posting signs reminding team members that ear plugs are required on the site, having boxes of them handy are good first steps toward protecting your employees from hearing damage caused by workplace noise.  But, that’s only a first step.  Hearing …  Read more …

Offsite Safety – Workplace Violence Awareness

- October 19, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Workplace violence for offsite employees is something that you as the employer have little control over.  Therefore, educating your offsite employees to protect themselves when working in the field, and to avoid dangerous situations, is important to keeping work comp claims …  Read more …

Is Sit-Stand Right for Your Workspace?

- October 14, 2016 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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The sit-stand work surface trend is not a new idea, but it has become an increasingly popular  topic in offices around the country. It is one of the most common questions I get from my customers. The two most common …  Read more …

Upgrading your Fleet Vehicles: Keep Terrain and Ergonomics in Mind

- October 7, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Is it time to upgrade your business fleet? Times have changed and the choices available to us can seem overwhelming—from the basic model to the most loaded. Front wheel drive, all-wheel drive, four wheel drive, sedans, mini vans, SUVs…the list …  Read more …

Respirator Mastery: Voluntary vs. Required Use

- October 4, 2016 by Glenn Ingraham MS CIH (View all posts by Glenn)
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Is there a respirator in your workplace (remember that OSHA classifies dust masks as respirators)?  If so, is the respirator required to be used for a specific task or operation? Or is it there to be used for comfort purposes …  Read more …