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December 2018

Beware – Skylights!

- December 30, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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For a variety of reasons, it may become necessary for employees to perform work on the roof of your building.  Repairs to the roof itself may be required, or equipment (air conditioning components, antennas, etc.) may need to be serviced. …  Read more …

Hard Hat Safety – It Looks New, But Is It Safe?

- December 28, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When I’m on a job site, I often talk to the foreman about how he obtains replacement equipment in the event he finds damage during a daily inspection. I’m looking to make sure they have a plan in place to …  Read more …

Safety Resolutions

- December 17, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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As we close out 2018, we wanted to repost an article from last year – Top Ten Safety Resolutions. Each resolution has a link to a full article on the subject if you care to learn more. Have you successfully …  Read more …

Chipping in for Safety

- December 13, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Wood chippers (also referred to as wood shredders) are used by tree trimming and landscaping contractors to shred trimmed branches and pieces of brush in to small chips for use as mulch or compost material. Basic operation is thus: the …  Read more …

Phasing Out Ladder Cages

- December 11, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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Did you know that part of the new General Industry Working Walking Surface Standard applies to fixed cages for ladders that are 24′ or greater above a lower level? Ladder cages as an acceptable form of fall protection are being …  Read more …

Screw Conveyors: Hazardous Machinery Requires Specific Procedures

- December 7, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Screw conveyors are used to convey bulk materials in granular form from one point in a process to another. They consist of a continuous helical blade about to a rotating shaft, (also referred to as an auger), enclosed within a …  Read more …