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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 …

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 …

Carbon Monoxide- an Invisible Danger

- December 20, 2016 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Winter is here and in much of the country that means cold weather. Often, this also means that doors will be closed to conserve heat.  Gasoline and diesel powered motor vehicles, fork lift trucks, air compressors, space heaters, and pressure washers …  Read more …

Goodbye, Summer – Hello, Carbon Monoxide

- December 8, 2014 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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As we step into the realm of winter, we begin to close the doors and windows of both our homes and businesses to keep the cold out and the warmth in.  This simple change in ventilation can cause a major …  Read more …

Airborne Contaminants: The Hazards Present

- November 17, 2014 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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In part two of my series on airborne contaminants, I will be reviewing the hazards associated with each contaminant. As a reminder, I discussed the five basic types of airborne contaminants – dust, fume, vapor mist, and gas – in …  Read more …

Airborne Contaminants: Defining the Terms

- November 5, 2014 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Airborne contaminants can present a significant threat to your team’s health and safety. When determining which control measures to use to protect you and your workers from airborne contaminants, its important to first identify and understand them.  In part one …  Read more …