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Top Eight Safety Tips for Portable Chainsaws

- June 1, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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If you’ve ever seen a horror movie that takes place in the Lone Star State, you know firsthand how much damage a chainsaw can inflict when handled dangerously. Keep these eight safety tips top of mind BEFORE you cut to …  Read more …

Handy Safety Solutions: 10 Nail Gun Safety Tips

- May 24, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37,000 emergency room visits are from nail gun-related incidents each year. While nail guns are invaluable tools, they can be extremely dangerous tools when used incorrectly. Nail gun injuries …  Read more …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

- May 16, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …

How to Reduce the Frequency of Falls from Ladders

- May 8, 2017 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Falls from elevation are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Of those falls requiring an emergency room visit, it is estimated that 81% involve a ladder. The most common issue I see contractors wrestling with when it …  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 …

Help Prevent the Welder Shuffle

- May 2, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you have worked construction, or in a manufacturing facility with welding going on, I’m sure you have witnessed the “Welder Shuffle.” If you aren’t familiar, it’s the panicked dance someone does when a piece of molten metal (usually slag) …  Read more …