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Multi-Employer Worksite Hazards

  Multi-employer work sites can be a challenging environment from a safety standpoint. At any given moment, a variety of specialty and subcontractors could be working at one location. Hazards encountered on a job site can be from hand tools, power tools, or from the operation of equipment. There are risks ...


OSHA Requirements For PPE and Clothing

  Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms:  sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and a myriad of other potentially dangerous situations.    OSHA requires that employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury. Appropriate clothing & Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", ...


Nail Gun Do’s and Don’ts

  We all know nail guns are the best thing since sliced bread, but they can be extremely dangerous when improperly used. Check out these important techniques to use your nail guns safely! Do’s… Recognize the dangers of nail gun work at height and provide extra time and precautions:  Set up jobs to minimize ...


SOS-Combustable Dust Graph

Combustable Dust - What you need to know

  When it comes to health and safety in the workplace there is one common and deadly problem hiding in the corners of industries across the world: Combustible Dust.  Combustible dust is “any fine material that has the ability to catch fire and explode when mixed with air.” Combustible dust can be formed ...


Workplace Inspections Safety Talk

  Workplace inspections are a basic necessity of any safety program. These inspections should be done prior to the start of work as well as periodically throughout the shift and at the end of the work task. Workplace inspections serve the purpose of identifying any hazards in a work area. After ...


FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS HERE! ARE YOU FIRE READY?

  Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case ...


SOS - HAND INJURY GRAPHIC

Hand Injuries Prevention and Protection

  Hand injuries are serious: Protecting your fingers and hands is important for your work and quality of life. Work-related hand injuries are one of the leading reasons workers end up in the emergency room and miss work. Damage to the nerves in your fingers and hands, loss of a finger, ...


Cranes Can Be Killers!

  Cranes are often the biggest and most important equipment on the job! More and more often in the news we are seeing major crane accidents that cost millions of dollars. There are important safety rules that must be followed by everyone who works with or near Cranes or Hoists. First let's ...


Benefits of Establishing and implementing a Drug Free Workplace Policy

  Establishing a drug-free workplace and developing a management practice can really help your business find and hold onto the right kind of employees, work ethic, morale, and provide the standard of customer service you find important. A drug-free workplace will be the most prepared for reducing accidents, lowering employee liability, ...


Caught-in Injury Prevention

  Caught-in injuries are one of the leading killers in the construction industry. These hazards are all around the jobsite. A momentary lapse in attention can be all it takes to end up in a fatal accident. Below are just a few examples of common jobsite caught-in situations and simple solutions ...


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