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Not so Good Vibrations: Reducing Your Risk of Developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

- February 7, 2017 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Vibration is an oft forgotten ergonomic risk factor, but one that should not be ignored. Repeated exposure can lead to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a painful and costly injury to joints, muscles nerves and blood vessels. Vibration exposure is found …  Read more …

Preventing Accidents in Non-Routine Tasks

- January 31, 2017 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Nearly all organizations must occasionally have non-routine tasks performed. In this case, a “non-routine task” is a task that is performed no more than once per year. These tasks can include specialized maintenance of equipment or storage vessels (tanks, silos, …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule Part 1

- January 19, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that calls for some employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data?  The rule was created in efforts to   improve the safety of US workers …  Read more …

Preparing your Equipment for Winter

- December 15, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With the first snow storms starting to show up across the country, thoughts of winter preparation should become part of your maintenance processes—this will help reduce loss time due to equipment malfunction.  For this post, I’ll be sharing a few …  Read more …

A Fall Protection Scenario

- December 12, 2016 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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I am walking a jobsite to conduct a Risk Assessment for a contractor when I come up to a excavation of 10-feet that is in plain sight and not protected from falling in to it.  First question, that enters my …  Read more …

Avoiding the Vacation Hangover at Work—Helping Employees Stay Safe Outside of Work

- August 24, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Summer has arrived in all its glory and as the season moves forward in full swing, employers should take time to remind employees of the hazards they face outside of work that can affect their work-life health and safety. While …  Read more …