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  • Importance of HazCom Training for Cleaning Solvents

    September 09, 2019

    Employees whose job entails the use of cleaning solvents may not consider themselves at risk for hazardous chemical exposure, but certain products pose significant harm. Almost every employee uses cleaning solvents to some degree, even if it just entails cleaning their personal workstation. Much depends on whether these products are considered for consumer-use. If they […]

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  • Local Snack Foods Plant Cited by OSHA

    August 19, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found safety violations at a local snack food plant and as a result, has reached a settlement agreement, which requires the manufacturing plant to implement changes to promote worker safety. The violations included problems with machinery in that employees were not properly trained on […]

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  • Physical Barriers in Workplace

    August 12, 2019

    When workers perform their duties in the same work area day in and day out, movements around the work area can become robotic. A physical barrier can help protect workers from certain hazards. This can reduce the possibility for slip and fall accidents, as well as other types of accidents that are likely to cause […]

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  • Protecting Yourself When Working in Tight Quarters

    August 09, 2019

    Workers whose jobs involve working in tight spaces face some immediate risks of injury, but they also face the long-term effects of working in small spaces. The proper protection can guard against the everyday threats posed by tight spaces, as well as the physical threats down the road. The Right Headgear Hard hats are mandatory […]

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  • Crane Safety Tips

    August 01, 2019

    Crane safety procedures on a construction worksite can save lives and prevent serious injuries. Cranes that are located on top of high buildings are also at risk of injuring pedestrians below in a potential tip-over accident. There are multiple safety concerns that are important to crane use, including full knowledge of how much the crane […]

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  • The 2019 Dirty Dozen

    July 16, 2019

    The AFL-CIO published its “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect” annual report that describes dangerous working conditions and shares federal and state data regarding worker illnesses, injuries, and fatalities for 2017. The report showed work-related fatality statistics, including a rate of 10.3 per every 100,000 workers aged 65 and up, 5,147 worker deaths, […]

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  • Worker Participation Eliminates Accidents

    July 05, 2019

    Worker injuries on construction sites have leveled off for the past decade, but this plateau still has industry officials concerned. At an estimated 14 construction fatalities daily, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the cost of construction accidents is too high. To make a dent in the approximately 99 construction injuries reported weekly […]

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  • Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week

    June 16, 2019

    This year’s annual Firefighter Safety Stand Down week takes place between June 16 to 22. The 2019 theme focuses on reducing exposure to cancer, a serious threat to firefighters who experience much higher cancer rates than the general population. While firefighters have a higher rate of oral, urinary, gastrointestinal, and respiratory cancers than most Americans, […]

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  • Elevator Fatalities Increase in the Construction Industry

    June 04, 2019

    A recent study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has found that elevator fatalities among workers have more than doubled since 2003 with the highest numbers in 2015. The CPWR also found that the most elevator fatalities occurred in the construction industry compared to other fields. The second highest field was manufacturing, […]

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  • Work-Related Stress Injuries

    May 23, 2019

    Many people are aware that Workers’ Compensation covers injuries or illnesses that occur on the job, which includes less obvious cases, such as work-related stress injuries. Work-related stress injuries consist of physical injuries often caused by repetitive motions in the course of work duties. It can also include emotional stress. It is critical for employees […]

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