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PPE – Hard Hats & Bump Caps

PPE – Hard Hats & Bump Caps
January 26, 2015
What is the Law around Hard Hats? OSHA 29 CFR 1910.135(a)(1) requires the use of ANSI compliant head protection when there is a “potential for injury to the head from falling objects.” What about electrical shock? OSHA 29 CFR 1910.135(a)(2) requires the use head protection as follows: “Protective helmets designed to reduce electrical s...Read More

PPE – Gloves Your Second Skin

PPE – Gloves Your Second Skin
January 24, 2015
The workplace can create many hazards for your hands, whether from chemicals, cuts or burns. No single glove can provide appropriate protection for every work situation, so it is important to assess the risk for each task and select a glove that provides specialized protection. The following is a list of gloves and their appropriate application,...Read More

What is a Near Miss?

What is a Near Miss?
October 8, 2014
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Heat Related Illness

Heat Related Illness
March 28, 2014
Intro A 33 year old male employee is working on general housekeeping on the back side of number 2 paper machine for dust control.  He is 5’9” and 190lbs, the work environment is 85○F with 86% humidity. After working for 30 minutes without having anything to drink, he is covered in sweat and feels a headache coming on and is becoming dizzy. ...Read More

12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time
March 7, 2014
When clocks spring forward, people lose sleep, have more heart attacks, and might not even save energy. By Ben Harder Groggier than usual? No surprise there: Americans set their clocks ahead by an hour yesterday and lost an hour of sleep. "Springing forward" creates another hour of sunlight in the evening. It also has some effects on health and p...Read More

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