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The Hidden Gems in the OSHA Silica Regulation

- February 22, 2018 by Glenn Ingraham MS CIH
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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 …

Qualified Electrical Worker – Do You Have Any?

- February 19, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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A few months ago, my colleague wrote a blog about using electrical multimeters. It got me thinking about qualified electrical workers. According to OSHA, employees must be trained as qualified electrical workers if they are potentially exposed to energized electrical …  Read more …

How to Prevent Forklift Truck Accidents

- February 13, 2018 by Bruce Logan
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Powered industrial trucks (commonly called Forklift trucks) are used in most industries to move heavy and awkward material promptly and safely. Their use reduces the lifting exposure over manual lifting.  However, there are risks associated with their use.  Some hazards …  Read more …

Assessing Risk is Not Limited to Workplace

- February 7, 2018 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM
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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 …

Workplace Burns – Recognition and Prevention

- February 2, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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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 …

Falls: A Workplace Hazard

- January 31, 2018 by Paula Tetrault
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In 2016, 19% of all injuries reported in general industry were the result of falls, slips or trips and most of these accidents are preventable. Falls to a lower level accounted for 81% of all fatal falls. Of those cases …  Read more …