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Resolution #2: Discipline Safety Violators Even for Near Misses

- June 30, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Your grinding operator is caught not wearing his safety gear during a routine audit.  You have to stop your audit and ask him to put on his safety equipment.  Do you also note this in his discipline file? Most people …  Read more …

Heat and Hydration: How You Can Prevent Heat Illness

- June 23, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Summer is here and as temperatures rise, we all start thinking about heat and hydration. But it’s really something we should keep in mind every day! The average field, construction or factory worker finds nothing rewarding about becoming dehydrated and …  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 …

Electrical Safety – NFPA 70E Chapter 1 Overview

- May 30, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In my last blog, I discussed the basics of NFPA 70E. In this blog, I’ll dig a little deeper by discussing Chapter 1– Safety Related Work Practices. OSHA has already started issuing citations based on NFPA 70E, so it’s time …  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 …

A Must Read if You Operate Forklifts – It Could Save Your Life!

- May 19, 2017 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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From 1980 to 1994 there were 1,021 fatalities due to forklift-related accidents per The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) Surveillance System.  The fatalities occurred as a result of the following types of accidents: Type of Accident Percentage of Accidents Forklift …  Read more …