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Hazard Communication, Chemical Safety & GHS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration created the Hazard Communication Standard, commonly called HAZCOM, to protect workers from any chemical hazards they may encounter while on the job. This standard is also used to assist employers in identifying and addressing

Combustible Dust, Housekeeping & Fire Prevention

“Hazard Alert: Combustible Dust Explosions – Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air in certain conditions. A dust explosion can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. In

Ergonomics and Proper Lifting

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that LIFTING, PLACING, CARRYING, HOLDING and LOWERING objects accounts for 4 out of 5 (80%) of lower back injuries. Whether you are working in a production zone or in an office environment use the instructions outlined in

Industrial Vehicle Hazards & Forklift GISO Rules

Feed manufacturing and shipping simply cannot be accomplished without the use of heavy mobile equipment.  Along with the wonderful benefits of these tools come hazards that must be understood and managed.  The September Safety Training Unit provides a few good

Confined Space Safety 2018-2019

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

Emergency Action Plan – Know what to do and where to go

An emergency action plan (EAP) is a written document required by particular OSHA standards. The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies. Well-developed emergency plans and proper employee training (such that

First Aid Basics June 2018

Our number one priority is preventing injuries from occurring, but knowing how to respond in the case of an injury incident is very important. In the case of a major illness or injury it’s important to know when to contact emergency

Heat Illness Awareness & Prevention

When the temperature starts to rise so does the possibility of Heat Stress and Heat Illness and it’s important to keep a close eye on our peers who work both inside and outside in hot conditions.  This month’s topic and training focuses on

Fall Protection & Prevention

Fall Protection and Prevention has been a big concern for all industries for many years now and for good reason. Fall Protection was OSHA’s #1 workplace violation for both 2016 & 2017 with over 6,000 violations cited by OSHA in

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the last line of defense against workplace hazards but there is no question that the correct and consistent use of PPE in the workplace or at home, will reduce injuries and prevent unnecessary fatalities. Although

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