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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

Safety Moment – LOTO-More Than a Lock, Part 2

Safety Moment – LOTO-More Than a Lock, Part 2
March 5, 2014
Lockout/Tagout is more than just putting a lock on the main electrical disconnect to a machine or part of a machine . When you are done, there are 3 very important steps you must do when removing a machine from a Lockout/Tagout state: THREE STEPS FOR RESTART 1. INSPECT – inspect the equipment to be sure that – all tools and other mate...Read More

LOTO – More Than a Lock, Part 1

LOTO – More Than a Lock, Part 1
March 4, 2014
Lockout/Tagout is more than just putting a lock on the main electrical disconnect to a machine or part of a machine. There are 7 very important steps you must do when putting Lockout/Tagout in place: SEVEN STEPS FOR SHUTDOWN NOTIFY – Notify all affected employees that you are going to be conducting a lockout. PREPARE – Before you begin, ...Read More

Safety Moment, Blind Spots

Safety Moment, Blind Spots
February 28, 2014
When pedestrians for forklifts meet unexpectedly, it can have deadly consequences. Blind spots are one of the major causes for this unexpected meeting to take place. They include corners, doorways that open out to an aisle and other areas with limited visibility for both pedestrian and forklift operator. It is important that forklift operator's ...Read More

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