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Safety Toe Boots in Warehouses

- April 2, 2019 by Jacki Mortenson (View all posts by Jacki)
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Do warehouse employees need to wear protective shoes? As a Risk Management Consultant, I get this question a lot. There is no single answer that fits every organization. But, there is a consistent approach to analyzing your workplace to determine …  Read more …

Steel Toe vs. Steel Plate

- March 27, 2019 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Years ago in my previous occupation as an iron-worker, I was working for a state I live in. They routinely hired us to fabricate parts and do bridge repair. One this particular project I was working in the shop drilling …  Read more …

How to Dress for Success in Any Type of Weather

- February 12, 2019 by Asher Sweet (View all posts by Asher)
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No matter what the weather, there’s a tried and true formula to keep yourself safe and comfortable. This formula is composed of three parts: wick, insulate and protect. Wick The wicking layer should be the first layer on the skin. …  Read more …

Beware – Skylights!

- December 30, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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For a variety of reasons, it may become necessary for employees to perform work on the roof of your building.  Repairs to the roof itself may be required, or equipment (air conditioning components, antennas, etc.) may need to be serviced. …  Read more …

Hard Hat Safety – It Looks New, But Is It Safe?

- December 28, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When I’m on a job site, I often talk to the foreman about how he obtains replacement equipment in the event he finds damage during a daily inspection. I’m looking to make sure they have a plan in place to …  Read more …

Hierarchy of Hazard Control: Part 2

- October 22, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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In my last blog, I introduced the concept of a hierarchy of control. In this blog, Let’s look at each control method in more detail: Elimination (includes substitution) Remove the hazard from the workplace, by either the removal of the …  Read more …