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May 2017

Electrical Safety – NFPA 70E Chapter 1 Overview

- May 30, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In my last blog, I discussed the basics of NFPA 70E. In this blog, I’ll dig a little deeper by discussing Chapter 1– Safety Related Work Practices. OSHA has already started issuing citations based on NFPA 70E, so it’s time …  Read more …

Handy Safety Solutions: 10 Nail Gun Safety Tips

- May 24, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37,000 emergency room visits are from nail gun-related incidents each year. While nail guns are invaluable tools, they can be extremely dangerous tools when used incorrectly. Nail gun injuries …  Read more …

Electrical Safety – OSHA and NFPA 70E

- May 23, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Most business owners understand how OSHA effects their workplace, but few understand the impact that other institutions can have though consensus standards. In this blog,  I’ll focus on one of those institutions, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the …  Read more …

A Must Read if You Operate Forklifts – It Could Save Your Life!

- May 19, 2017 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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From 1980 to 1994 there were 1,021 fatalities due to forklift-related accidents per The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) Surveillance System.  The fatalities occurred as a result of the following types of accidents: Type of Accident Percentage of Accidents Forklift …  Read more …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

- May 16, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …

Woodworking Safety – The ABC’s (Always Be Careful)

- May 9, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 15,500 woodworking injuries were reported in 2014. The injuries included amputations, eye injuries, and struck-by incidents. What can you do to make sure one of your employees is not another statistic? Provide …  Read more …