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Keeping Cool in the Summer – Avoiding Heat Stress

Posted by Daric Simons on Jun 18, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you are outside the majority of a hot summer day, whether it is for work or recreation, it can be exhausting. With the sun beating down and sweat pouring, you look for any kind of relief. Pouring water on your head is only a temporary fix and uses your drinking water that you will need later. For longer lasting heat relief there are cooling items that may benefit you.

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Topics: heat stress, heat relief solutions, cooling solutions for the summer

How To Prevent Sprains and Strains in the Workplace

Posted by Daric Simons on Jun 13, 2018 9:20:00 AM

 

 

In certain fields, there is a great need for ergonomic support, whether it is back, wrist, knee, ankle, etc. In industries like construction, food processing, landscaping, office jobs, etc. there is a lot of reaching and lifting, prolonged standing, and repetitive motions. If you aren’t using these supports, you can seriously injury yourself causing sprains and strains or other musculoskeletal disorders, which could result in time away from work. A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament, while a strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. You can reduce these injuries by wearing the necessary support!

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Topics: safe working environment, avoid pain of sprains and strains, use smart lifting practices

Stop the Bleed

Posted by Daric Simons on Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

What is Stop the Bleed?

 

The leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 46 is trauma, according to a study by the National Academics of Science. Stop the Bleed is a campaign that was launched in 2015 by the White House with the intention of encouraging bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in situations with massive bleeding before the medics arrive. By providing the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved.

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Topics: how to treat life-threatening bleeding, bleeding control kits, quick action kits

The Importance of Having a 5,000-Pound Anchorage

Posted by Daric Simons on Apr 30, 2018 4:00:00 PM

According to OSHA, “the forces incurred during a fall of a 220-pound worker who is utilizing a fall arrest system could be between 900 and 1,800 pounds.” So, why is there a 5,000-pound anchorage needed to satisfy all fall safety regulations? For many safety professionals, it’s quite simple. The anchorage must be able to support 5,000 pounds per person or it’s no good. It must be strong enough to hold the weight of the person and any tools and protective clothing that might add to the suspension weight. This OSHA rule has raised some concerns with workers in the industry. The argument here is that some anchorages that are already in place support 1,800 pounds and is well within the safety regulations. Doing away with some of these points may actually hurt the workplace conditions, making it a less safe area where it might already be challenging to install anchorage.

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Topics: anchorage points, 5,000-pound rule, OSHA safety regulations

3 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2018

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 30, 2018 9:45:00 AM

 When it comes to maintaining work safety in manufacturing and industrial operations, safety regulations and procedures can get quite complicated. In a work environment where machine and process safety are critical to protecting workers, enforcing easy-to-understand safety tips will be the most efficient way to achieve zero accidents. The key objective to maintain workplace safety is to achieve operational excellence without any production interruptions while keeping workers from getting harmed, or even hurting themselves.

 
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Topics: safety production tips, workers safety and productivity tips, maintaining worker safety

The Need for Fall Protection

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 29, 2018 9:45:00 AM

 Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. In 2016, there were 370 fatal falls to a lower level out of 991 construction fatalities. The fact of the matter is, most if not all falls can be completely avoided with the right kind of safety protection in place. 

 

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Topics: fall protection gear, fall protection program, fall protection for the workplace

Earmuffs: Versatile Protection for Worker Satisfaction

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 27, 2018 10:15:00 AM

PELTOR Earmuffs

 

Workers in all types of challenging and sometimes dangerous environments continue to demand high-quality, robust solutions that will meet their needs. PELTOR headsets are designed to meet this challenge by providing protective communication solutions that workers can rely on. Learn more about their history by reading this blog by the Personal Safety Division at 3M.

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Topics: "personal protection equipment", "benefits of using earmuffs", "ear protection"

Portable Gas Detection Facts: What You Need to Know

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 21, 2018 9:15:00 AM

There are two types of gas detection instruments: portable and fixed. Portable gas detectors are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that come in handy for low populated environments and emergency situations where monitoring gas detection levels is critical. There are a few factors that will call for nothing less than a portable detector.

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Topics: "harmful gases detector", "portable gas detector", "gas detecting instruments"

3 Tips to Selecting the Right Gas Detection Solution

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 16, 2018 12:15:00 PM

When it comes to purchasing the optimal type of gas detection solution, it may appear that all types work the same way. However, there are gas detectors designed with specific functionality features that result in a significant difference in how they operate. Depending on the design, the need, and the number of inspection processes it goes through, the applications of a gas detector can vary widely.

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Topics: "gas detection solution", "purchasing gas detector", "proper gas detection"

What Does Great Safety Excellence Look Like?

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The example of safety excellence must first be defined through executive leadership. Leadership needs to be able to fully understand what it is and clearly define it. They must also demonstrate it throughout the entire organization. Everyone has his or her own idea of what it means to achieve safety excellence. Management will have an in-depth understanding of this because they know their company’s operation, the site risks and therefore create the best logical protocols to avoid any accidents.

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Topics: how to achieve safety excellence, steps for developing a safety excellence plan, how to create a safety excellence strategy

US Dept. of Labor: Heat Exposure Guide 

Occupational Heat Exposure is serious business. Hundreds of people suffer from overexposure every summer, but avoiding it is easy! Protect yourself with the appropriate clothing.

Occupational Heat Exposure Guide from the US Department of Labor

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/

Workplace Safety and Health Topics - NIOSH Fast Facts
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/

 

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