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Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

- May 2, 2019 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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It’s spring and the days are growing longer. Soon, the temperatures will begin to reach dangerous levels in many parts of the country. Occupational heat exposure and prevention is a topic that should be given attention in many industries. Operations …  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 …

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 …

Tick, Tick, Tick Part 1 – Types and Locations in North America

- July 31, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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Welcome to the first edition of our Tick, Tick, Tick blog series. Outdoor workers face a slew of hazards on the job. Beyond severe weather and extreme temperatures, an additional concern may be present: ticks. According to NIOSH, ticks may …  Read more …

Be Ready When a Wildfire Ignites!

- June 8, 2017 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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With summer just around the corner, we wanted to remind you how important it is to be prepared for wildfires. We suggest having a complete evacuation plan in place for your business, employees and customers. This is essential in preventing …  Read more …

A Heads Up to Lumber Yards

- May 4, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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If you own, work or have your employees purchase materials from a lumber yard, then you’ll want to review this. Lumber yards possess a variety of hazards and safety challenges, and OSHA is taking notice! Below, are the most common …  Read more …