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Don’t be Caught in a Pinch – Grip!

- February 21, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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We take so many things for granted each day. However, the ability to grasp and handle objects is something we rarely ever consider. We hardly take the time to think about how we are gripping an object. Until one day, …  Read more …

Put Some Backbone into Your Safe Lifting Program: The Value of a Safety Lifting Policy

- February 9, 2017 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics report that back injuries account for more than 40% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Back injuries are also some of the costliest types of claims accounting for significant increases in workers’ compensation premiums …  Read more …

Techniques in Training – Inspiring Commitment Rather than Compliance

- September 28, 2016 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Two of my colleagues recently wrote blogs outlining creative and engaging training techniques on eye safety. Both involved having workers wear a blindfold or pair of blacked-out safety glasses to demonstrate how blinding an eye injury can be, and how …  Read more …

Reducing Your Risk of Failure When Securing Cargo With Synthetic Slings

- July 5, 2016 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Synthetic slings are trusted to withstand forces of hundreds, even thousands of pounds. Regardless of how often they are used, proper care and maintenance reduces your risk of sling failure, injury, and property damage. In this blog I will review …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off – Practical Solutions for Material Handling Exposures

- April 1, 2016 by Andy Crossland (View all posts by Andy)
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Manual materials handling accounts for a significant percentage of the thousands of cases of musculoskeletal disorders reported annually in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), workers’ compensation costs for an average lost-time injury for a …  Read more …