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Selecting High Visibility Clothing

- September 21, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Employees struck by vehicles or equipment while working can lead to long-term injuries that can cost your company thousands of dollars in lost time and increased insurance costs. On large construction projects, its standard practice to have employees wear high …  Read more …

How to Select Chemical Resistant Gloves

- June 21, 2017 by Linda Schafer (View all posts by Linda)
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In my last blog, I discussed selecting the proper glove. However, choosing gloves for chemical hazards is more complicated and requires some research to ensure the appropriate glove is chosen. Skin contact with chemicals can result in local effects such as …  Read more …

Help Prevent the Welder Shuffle

- May 2, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you have worked construction, or in a manufacturing facility with welding going on, I’m sure you have witnessed the “Welder Shuffle.” If you aren’t familiar, it’s the panicked dance someone does when a piece of molten metal (usually slag) …  Read more …

Spring Cleaning – How is your PPE?

- March 28, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Regardless of what your company does, summer is normally a very busy time of year. Things such as inventory, scheduled maintenance and updating equipment are best done before the busy season starts. Often personal protective equipment (PPE) isn’t figured into the …  Read more …

Beyond Ear Plugs—Plugging Gaps in your Hearing Safety Net

- October 21, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Posting signs reminding team members that ear plugs are required on the site, having boxes of them handy are good first steps toward protecting your employees from hearing damage caused by workplace noise.  But, that’s only a first step.  Hearing …  Read more …

Techniques in Training – 20 Minutes of Blindness = A Lifetime Worth of Lessons

- September 1, 2016 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Most people take for granted having two functional eyes, but most have never experienced what life would be like without their vision. On a recent car ride, I wore safety glasses that had been covered with black paint. The purpose of the …  Read more …