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Is it OSHA Reportable?

Everyday we strive to create work environments free from accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries happen despite our best efforts. Knowing what to report and what not to report is crucial in maintaining compliance with OSHA. What…

Machine Guarding

On OSHA’s Radar Machine guarding is the ninth most cited infraction from OSHA in the year 2015. Machine guards are put in place to defend an employee against machine operation hazards. To modify or to remove a guard is a hazardous work condition,…

Lockout Tagout

Lockout tagout is one of the most frequently cited issues that OSHA will find when they walk through a facility or project. They find that lockout tagout (LOTO) is not setup correctly, or setup at all. This can have extremely painful consequences…

Hand Injuries

Hand injuries are one the most common types of injuries in both construction and in general industry. The reason for this is pretty simple. Employees that are working with their hands may not have been wearing the proper Personal Protective…

Working In Cold Weather

It can happen to anybody working in extreme cold weather that was not prepared for it. It can even happen to you before you even noticed anything was wrong. Hypothermia can set in slowly with the first stage being shivering. Often the first…

Walking on Icy Surfaces

Slips and falls due to icy conditions are all to common in the workplace. Many people have fallen victim to this hazard so lets go over a few things to help you minimize the hazard. When walking on icy surfaces: Wear good waterproof boots…

The Importance of Asbestos Awareness

The use of asbestos was banned in 1977, and it had a very broad range of applications. Because of this asbestos can be found in many materials that are from that time period. The reason this should be of a concern is that asbestos can be threatening…

Silica Poisoning

Silica can be found in common construction materials, such as cement and quartz. Most minerals contain silica and Silica Dangerous Materials when these minerals are chipped, drilled, or cut into, this creates respirable silica dust. Silica poisoning…