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Hazards of Autumn – Leaves, Frost, Deer and Darkness

- September 23, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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Autumn has arrived. In many parts of the country, autumn brings about new safety concerns including slip and fall hazards, extreme changes in weather conditions, and less daylight. If you have employees that are working outside in the autumn weather, …  Read more …

Reducing the Likelihood of a Press Brake Incident

- September 20, 2019 by Mark Yeck
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Use of machines such as press brakes and mechanical power presses are still commonplace in manufacturing throughout a variety of industries. Over the decades, there have been numerous improvements in safety technology available for the equipment that includes light curtains, …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off – Machine Safety Part 1

- September 19, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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In this edition of Safety Sound off, Rob discusses machine safety with ICW Group Technical Specialist, Leslie Stoll.   Leslie and Rob discuss some ideas for machine safety best practices, Leslie shares one of her pet peeves about unsafe machinery and …  Read more …

A Lean Safety Approach

- September 10, 2019 by Terio Duran
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Last week I took my car in to get an oil change. As I waited and waited, I noticed something interesting. The first thing that caught my eye were two hoses left lying on the service bay floor.  A shop-vac …  Read more …

Machine Safety

- September 3, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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We’ve been getting a lot of basic questions from our insured about machine safe guarding so we wanted to provide an informative blog on the subject. There are four primary ways to safeguard a machine: Using guards, installing devices, by …  Read more …

5 Tips for Complying with OSHA’s Forklift Inspection Requirements

- August 30, 2019 by Terio Duran
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If your company uses forklifts, you know what a hassle it can be to document forklift inspections. Worse yet is not understanding what OSHA’s requirements are for carrying out and documenting inspections. Do we really need to document every forklift …  Read more …