Author: Eric Benziger

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

What is personal protective equipment? Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with: Chemical, radiological, physical,

LOTO – Lockout Tagout/Blockout

The basic premise of lockout/tagout (LOTO) is simple: ensure equipment, machinery or vehicles are safe to service or perform maintenance on by locking energy-isolating devices on them (or attaching tags if locking is impossible).  The goal is to ensure authorized

What an IIPP Is and How It Works

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a basic written workplace safety program. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR) section 3203, requires every employer to develop and implement an effective IIPP. An effective IIPP improves the

Combustible Dust, house keeping and Fire prevention.

Combustible dust is any fine material that has the ability to catch fire and explode when mixed with air. Combustible dusts can be from: most solid organic materials (such as sugar, flour, grain, wood, etc. ) many metals, and ;

Back Safety and Safe Lifting

An alarming 80% of back injuries come from Lifting, carrying, Holding, Lowering and Placing objects. Whether you work in a production type environment or in an office, following some simple prevention methods can help you prevent back & neck injuries.

Industrial Vehicle Hazards

Feed manufacturing and shipping cannot be accomplished on a large scale, without the use of heavy mobile equipment.  Along with the benefits of these tools come hazards that must be understood and managed.  

Confined Space Safety

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for

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