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Handy Safety Solutions: 10 Nail Gun Safety Tips

- May 24, 2017 by Mike Pettit
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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 …

Electrical Safety – OSHA and NFPA 70E

- May 23, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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Most business owners understand how OSHA effects their workplace, but few understand the impact that other institutions can have though consensus standards. In this blog,  I’ll focus on one of those institutions, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the …  Read more …

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

- May 19, 2017 by Terio Duran
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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 …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

- May 16, 2017 by Steve Medellin
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What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …

Woodworking Safety – The ABC’s (Always Be Careful)

- May 9, 2017 by Mike Pettit
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 15,500 woodworking injuries were reported in 2014. The injuries included amputations, eye injuries, and struck-by incidents. What can you do to make sure one of your employees is not another statistic? Provide …  Read more …

How to Reduce the Frequency of Falls from Ladders

- May 8, 2017 by Brian Piñon
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Falls from elevation are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Of those falls requiring an emergency room visit, it is estimated that 81% involve a ladder. The most common issue I see contractors wrestling with when it …  Read more …