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

- December 28, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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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 …

Carbon Monoxide – an Invisible Danger

- December 21, 2018 by Guest Bloggers
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Winter is here and in much of the country that means cold weather. Often, this also means that doors will be closed to conserve heat. Gasoline and diesel-powered motor vehicles, forklift trucks, air compressors, space heaters and pressure washers may remain operational—production …  Read more …

Safety Resolutions

- December 17, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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As we close out 2018, we wanted to repost an article from last year – Top Ten Safety Resolutions. Each resolution has a link to a full article on the subject if you care to learn more. Have you successfully …  Read more …

Chipping in for Safety

- December 13, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM
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Wood chippers (also referred to as wood shredders) are used by tree trimming and landscaping contractors to shred trimmed branches and pieces of brush in to small chips for use as mulch or compost material. Basic operation is thus: the …  Read more …

Phasing Out Ladder Cages

- December 11, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP
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Did you know that part of the new General Industry Working Walking Surface Standard applies to fixed cages for ladders that are 24′ or greater above a lower level? Ladder cages as an acceptable form of fall protection are being …  Read more …

Screw Conveyors: Hazardous Machinery Requires Specific Procedures

- December 7, 2018 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM
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Screw conveyors are used to convey bulk materials in granular form from one point in a process to another. They consist of a continuous helical blade about to a rotating shaft, (also referred to as an auger), enclosed within a …  Read more …