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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 …

Selecting High Visibility Clothing

- September 21, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Employees struck by vehicles or equipment while working can lead to long-term injuries that can cost your company thousands of dollars in lost time and increased insurance costs. On large construction projects, its standard practice to have employees wear high …  Read more …

How to Select Chemical Resistant Gloves

- June 21, 2017 by Linda Schafer (View all posts by Linda)
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In my last blog, I discussed selecting the proper glove. However, choosing gloves for chemical hazards is more complicated and requires some research to ensure the appropriate glove is chosen. Skin contact with chemicals can result in local effects such as …  Read more …

The Right Glove for the Right Protection

- June 12, 2017 by Linda Schafer (View all posts by Linda)
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Exposure to harmful chemical and physical agents can result in injuries to workers. Many of these injuries can be prevented through the use of appropriate protective clothing. Choosing the right work glove is extremely important because different gloves provide protection …  Read more …

Top Eight Safety Tips for Portable Chainsaws

- June 1, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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If you’ve ever seen a horror movie that takes place in the Lone Star State, you know firsthand how much damage a chainsaw can inflict when handled dangerously. Keep these eight safety tips top of mind BEFORE you cut to …  Read more …

Handy Safety Solutions: 10 Nail Gun Safety Tips

- May 24, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37,000 emergency room visits are from nail gun-related incidents each year. While nail guns are invaluable tools, they can be extremely dangerous tools when used incorrectly. Nail gun injuries …  Read more …