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Can you Dig it? Tips for Digging Safely

- May 14, 2019 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Do you really know that you are clear below or do you just dig until you “hit” something?  Even a small project can be a big problem if you hit an underground utility line. According to the Common Ground Alliance, …  Read more …

Resolve to Reduce Your Incidental Driving Exposure

- February 27, 2019 by John Virsack, ARM (View all posts by John)
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Many companies, even though they do not have a fleet of vehicles, or any company owned vehicles, may still have an exposure for motor vehicle accidents. For instance, if you may have employees who drive their own vehicles to: Visit …  Read more …

Hierarchy of Hazard Control: Part 1

- October 12, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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Hierarchy of hazard control is used to minimize or eliminate exposure to hazards. The controls are ranked by strength to help people make the best decision possible when trying to control hazards in the workplace. The controls include Elimination, Engineering, …  Read more …

Risk Retention or Risk Transfer – Considering your Options

- August 20, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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You’ve finally got the fund to start a major project, the excitement is uncontrollable. You’re going to finally be able to modify your facility to accommodate all your extra growth. But, with change comes choices. How do you manage the …  Read more …

Assessing Risk is Not Limited to Workplace

- February 7, 2018 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Thomas)
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In the winter of 2015, I began preparation to hike a section of the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The plan was to start at the Santiam Pass Trailhead and, eight days later, finish at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood …  Read more …

Crystalline Silica Alternatives – Making Sure the Solution doesn’t lead to Unintended Consequences

- December 4, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Crystalline Silica has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal chronic lung disease.  Safety agencies worldwide have moved to control exposure to this commonly found material by lowering exposure limits, and proposing alternatives to its use in industry. For years, …  Read more …