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Can you Dig it? Tips for Digging Safely

- April 20, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Do you really know that you are clear below or do you just dig until you “hit” something? According to the Common Ground Alliance, an underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes because someone dug without knowing the …  Read more …

Spring has Sprung: Outdoor Safety Tips

- April 14, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? No, not pilgrims, as the joke goes, but with outdoor work comes exposure to hay fever, pollens, allergies, bees, wasps and other flying, crawling, stinging and biting creatures needed …  Read more …

Safe Driving During Planting Season

- April 10, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you spend any time on secondary highways, small towns or rural roads you may have noticed that it is planting time for farmers and they are a lot more prevalent on the roads and in the fields. Farmers have …  Read more …

Spring Cleaning – How is your PPE?

- March 28, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Regardless of what your company does, summer is normally a very busy time of year. Things such as inventory, scheduled maintenance and updating equipment are best done before the busy season starts. Often personal protective equipment (PPE) isn’t figured into the …  Read more …

Weekly Safety Challenge

- March 24, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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You’ve explained to your supervisors that safety is important. You’ve told them time and time again that they should correct unsafe conditions and acts.  You have a maintenance team ready and willing to react to safety work orders, but those …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule – Part 2

- March 16, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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In January, I blogged about OSHA’s new recordingkeeping rule. Today, I’d like to expand on that blog. OSHA’s new rule does come with concerns from both employers and employees. The agency has taken steps to address these concerns before implementing the new …  Read more …