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Steel Toe vs. Steel Plate

- March 27, 2019 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Years ago in my previous occupation as an iron-worker, I was working for a state I live in. They routinely hired us to fabricate parts and do bridge repair. One this particular project I was working in the shop drilling …  Read more …

Winter Wind and Parking Lots

- January 11, 2019 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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I wrote a blog in March 2017 called “Thar she blows! How to drive safely under windy conditions” and wanted to elaborate on that topic a bit more. Winter wind can pose different hazards than the same wind in spring-fall. …  Read more …

Hard Hat Safety – It Looks New, But Is It Safe?

- December 28, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When I’m on a job site, I often talk to the foreman about how he obtains replacement equipment in the event he finds damage during a daily inspection. I’m looking to make sure they have a plan in place to …  Read more …

Chipping in for Safety

- December 13, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Wood chippers (also referred to as wood shredders) are used by tree trimming and landscaping contractors to shred trimmed branches and pieces of brush in to small chips for use as mulch or compost material. Basic operation is thus: the …  Read more …

Crane Rigging – A Near Miss Story

- December 3, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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There are important reasons why the training requirements exist for both riggers and signal persons. In this blog, I’ll share an important story that took place in early 2013. I was doing my normal rounds on a project I was …  Read more …

Risk Retention or Risk Transfer – Considering your Options

- August 20, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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You’ve finally got the fund to start a major project, the excitement is uncontrollable. You’re going to finally be able to modify your facility to accommodate all your extra growth. But, with change comes choices. How do you manage the …  Read more …