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Is This Thing On? How to Use a Multimeter

- October 23, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Disclaimer: I’m not an electrician, I hate working with electric. I’m the type of person that will turn the main breaker to my house off if I have to rewire an outlet or replace a light fixture. The spark of …  Read more …

OSHA Top Ten List for 2017 Released

- October 6, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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OSHA announced its top ten list of most frequent citations for 2017 at the National Safety Congress and Expo in September. The National Safety Council covered the story on their website, but since this data can help our policyholders find …  Read more …

Selecting High Visibility Clothing

- September 21, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Employees struck by vehicles or equipment while working can lead to long-term injuries that can cost your company thousands of dollars in lost time and increased insurance costs. On large construction projects, its standard practice to have employees wear high …  Read more …

SASVEEEK: The Four Elements of an OSHA Violation

- August 2, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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SASVEEK is not the sister of Sasquatch, but rather, an acronym for the tenets of a sound (and just) OSHA violation. Criteria must be met for Compliance Safety Health Officers (CSHOs) to have a solid case to support a citation. …  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 …

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 …