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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 Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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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 …

Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

- April 27, 2017 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 …

Driving Risk During the Fall Harvest

- November 7, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Summer has gone, and around here we have gotten into harvest season. This means large slow equipment for the next several months on most of the secondary roads often times with minimal lighting (usually the SMV triangle or just flashing …  Read more …

Field and Equipment Fires During Harvest

- November 3, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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During harvest, Farmers hope for dry weather conditions to help insure a quick and timely harvest. But with dry conditions the chance of fire also greatly increases. Stalks, leaves and grain dust can build up and with a heat source …  Read more …

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 …