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Workplace Burns – Recognition and Prevention

- February 2, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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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 …

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 …

The Right Glove for the Right Protection

- June 12, 2017 by Linda Schafer (View all posts by Linda)
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Exposure to harmful chemical and physical agents can result in injuries to workers. Many of these injuries can be prevented through the use of appropriate protective clothing. Choosing the right work glove is extremely important because different gloves provide protection …  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 …

Not so Good Vibrations: Reducing Your Risk of Developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

- February 7, 2017 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Vibration is an oft forgotten ergonomic risk factor, but one that should not be ignored. Repeated exposure can lead to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a painful and costly injury to joints, muscles nerves and blood vessels. Vibration exposure is found …  Read more …