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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 …

Listen Up! It’s Time to Protect Your Hearing!

- September 9, 2018 by Pam McIntire, ARM (View all posts by Pam)
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Although it is one of our most valuable senses, hearing is often taken for granted until we suffer a hearing loss. If you’ve ever had a head cold or illness where you feel as if your ears are plugged, you …  Read more …

Workplace Burns – First Aid

- February 26, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In my last blog, Workplace Burns – Recognition and Prevention, I discussed how to recognize and reduce hazards of burns. In this blog, I’ll discuss first aid response for heat burns, chemical burns and electrical burns. Heat Burns First degree …  Read more …

The Hidden Gems in the OSHA Silica Regulation

- February 22, 2018 by Glenn Ingraham MS CIH (View all posts by Glenn)
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If you’re complying with the OSHA Silica Standard for Construction by following the requirements in Table 1, then congratulations!  You’re doing well.  But do you know about the two little hidden gems in the standard?  Those two requirements are connected …  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 …

The Safety is in the Numbers – Calculating the Right Hearing Protection for Your Team By Brian Pinon

- October 13, 2017 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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In the course of my career, I’ve walked through hundreds of operations utilizing powered equipment producing high noise levels. Most of these organizations offer hearing protection to workers but have not taken the time to quantify their noise exposure or …  Read more …