Archive for September, 2017
 
 
 
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Five Ways to Keep Workers Safe From Electrocution on the Job

Electricity continues to be one of the top causes of death among construction workers every single year, and claims lives in a number of other industries as well. The human body, being water-based, is an extremely good conducto...
 
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Facility Maintenance

The role of facility maintenance professionals is often oversimplified by many people. When they think of someone who works in facility maintenance, they may think of janitors or people who fix a particular machine, or a combin...
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How to Use Industrial Hygiene to Improve Worker Health & Safety

Much like everyday hygiene, industrial hygiene is a term associated with health and habits that help to keep you from getting sick and injured. In an industrial setting, hygiene also is used as a blanket safety term for a numbe...
 
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OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

Have you heard of overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE? If not, it’s time to learn; OOE is a standard practice in many top tier production conglomerates and helps to measure certain impacts on your business that might,...
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Spill Containment and Absorbents – HazMat Cleanup In A Nutshell

If you’ve been following the news the past few days, you may have seen that BP had a bit of a mishap at one of their factories, where a process malfunctioned and dumped crude oil into Lake Michigan for about two hours. Th...
 
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The GHS and You – 5 Big Changes

If your workplace handles chemicals, particularly as the initial producer or as a distributor to clients, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the global harmonization system of classification and labeling chemicals, or...

 
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The Colors of Safety – Using Common Color Associations to Promote Workplace Safety

Many of our lifelong associations between shapes, colors, and symbols are formed in our early years of life and follow us for decades. This “universal language” helps us to visually communicate with one another, even when comin...
 
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Crystalline Silica Exposure – The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Silicosis Prevention

In the United States alone, millions of workers per year are exposed to a threat that many of us don’t even know about, let alone have the proper information to accurately address and prevent. In fact, silicosis is a rela...
 
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Electrical Safety for Construction

When trying to improve electrical safety for construction sites there are many challenges that must be overcome. In many cases, employees will need to bring the electricity to where they are working, since there aren’t normal o...

 
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Long Term Effects of Silica Exposure

With the beautiful weather of spring and summer often come the construction crews who like to take advantage of the seasons for completing projects. Whether it is a couple of guys putting up a custom wall made from leftover con...