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Scissor Lifts: An Efficient Alternative to Ladders

- July 9, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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If you’re in the construction business or warehousing industry, you’ve likely had an occasion to use a scissor lift to reach an elevated area. When this equipment is used in the manner that it was designed, it’s quite safe. It …  Read more …

Cardboard Baler Safety

- June 5, 2018 by Ken Helfrich (View all posts by Ken)
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Cardboard waste is a never ending battle for many companies.  As a result, cardboard balers are used in many industries on a daily basis. But, because they are not part of production, the safety training on the machine is sometimes …  Read more …

Lockout Tagout – Group Lockout

- March 21, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Normally, we’d love our supervisors to take an active leadership role. However, when it comes to lockout- tagout, it is not advisable to let them take complete control. A few months ago, I was touring a manufacturing facility and decided …  Read more …

Qualified Electrical Worker – Do You Have Any?

- February 19, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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A few months ago, my colleague wrote a blog about using electrical multimeters. It got me thinking about qualified electrical workers. According to OSHA, employees must be trained as qualified electrical workers if they are potentially exposed to energized electrical …  Read more …

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 4: Rollformers/Rollbenders and Turning Machines

- September 15, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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This is the fourth and final blog in the machine safeguarding series. This blog will discuss rollformers/rollbenders and turning machines. Rollers Rollformer machines’ primary function is metal bending, rolling and shaping functions. Rollformers bend a continuous strip of metal gradually …  Read more …

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 3: Conveyors & Mechanical Presses

- August 29, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Welcome to the third blog in our four part machine safeguarding series. This blog will cover machine guarding and hazards associated with conveyors and mechanical power presses. These two  machines are used in a wide range of industries for many …  Read more …