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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 …

OSHA: Strategies for When They Inspect You

- July 7, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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No matter how many OSHA workplace safety inspections you’ve encountered, the thought of an inspector knocking may make you anxious. Often, OSHA inspectors will arrive without providing advanced notice – only adding to the uncertainty and anxiety. However, by knowing …  Read more …

Resolution #2: Discipline Safety Violators Even for Near Misses

- June 30, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Your grinding operator is caught not wearing his safety gear during a routine audit.  You have to stop your audit and ask him to put on his safety equipment.  Do you also note this in his discipline file? Most people …  Read more …

How to Select Chemical Resistant Gloves

- June 21, 2017 by Linda Schafer (View all posts by Linda)
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In my last blog, I discussed selecting the proper glove. However, choosing gloves for chemical hazards is more complicated and requires some research to ensure the appropriate glove is chosen. Skin contact with chemicals can result in local effects such as …  Read more …

Caution – Oversized Driver on Board

- June 15, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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True or False: People who drive for their jobs cannot eat healthy because they are on the road all day long.    Answer: FALSE! There are days when I spend more time in my driver’s seat than in front of …  Read more …

The Right Glove for the Right Protection

- June 12, 2017 by Linda Schafer (View all posts by Linda)
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Exposure to harmful chemical and physical agents can result in injuries to workers. Many of these injuries can be prevented through the use of appropriate protective clothing. Choosing the right work glove is extremely important because different gloves provide protection …  Read more …