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The Hidden Hazard at the Repair Shop – Needle Sticks and Blood-borne Pathogens

- June 1, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When working on customer vehicles in a mechanical repair shop or a body shop, technicians must be careful when reaching under or between seats or in other dark or blind areas. Occasionally, occupants of the vehicle may purposefully discard or …  Read more …

What’s in your Safety Zone, Road Warrior?

- May 30, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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“Well, there goes my great start to the day!”  Those my exact words when the semi-truck driving in front of me had a tire blowout. I’m pretty sure the driver of the semi had similar sentiments. When semi truck’s inner, rear …  Read more …

Are You Seeing Green? You Must Be Working Safely (or Irish)

- March 16, 2018 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, the color green stirs up images of Ireland, a landscape painted with lush green foliage, and on March 17 each year, for green beer. It is even their national color, for Leprechaun …  Read more …

Workplace Burns – Recognition and Prevention

- February 2, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Have you done a safety evaluation for burn sources at your facility? Burns can occur from touching a hot tool, equipment parts, electricity, chemical, and fire or an open flame. You may have looked for burn hazards during your personal …  Read more …

Needle Stick Prevention Tips: Worker Safety in Recycling Facilities

- January 29, 2018 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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State law (H&SC §118286) in California makes it illegal for a person to knowingly dispose of home-generated sharps in their trash or containers used for the collection of solid waste, recyclable materials or green waste. Similar laws exist in many other …  Read more …

Reducing Material Handling Claims in the Workplace

- October 18, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Do you know what the leading cause of workers compensation claims is each year and one of the most costly? Injuries related to manual material handling and strains and sprains. In fact, manual material handling injuries account for nearly one-third …  Read more …