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Choosing and Using the Right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Before you purchase personal protective equipment, make sure you provide the right equipment that will protect your employees against hazards and other workplace health and physical risks.

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Developing a Safety Culture in Your Business

The behavior-based safety concept (i.e., creating a safety culture) was developed by H.W. Heinrich in the 1930s and 1940s. Heinrich researched hundreds of insurance reports and concluded that almost 90 percent of industrial accidents could be blamed on employee behaviors. Based on his findings, Heinrich concluded that the only way to create a safer environment was to observe and change worker behavior.

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6 Ways You Can Keep Your Highway Workers Safe

As highway infrastructure progresses, transportation agencies are rebuilding and improving existing roadways. At the same time, traffic continues to grow and create more congestion in metropolitan areas such as Minneapolis. The combination of more work alongside increasingly heavier traffic can result in increased safety considerations for highway workers.

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Why Whistles and Are Vital to Safety on the Job Site

Do your employees know the sounds of safety in your workplace? Do they understand protocol and procedures when the whistle blows? Failure to provide an adequate warning system can lead to injuries or fatalities in the workplace.

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Confined Space Solutions for Your Employees

Confined workspaces hinder employees from getting in or out, thus, keeping them from completing certain jobs. Employees who work in confined spaces also face increased risk of exposure to serious physical injury from hazards such as getting stuck or not being able to get out in hazardous situations. These spaces must meet OSHA's requirements for permits and safety regulations.

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Why Use a Quality Rubber Hose

Contractors and workers use high-quality hoses in harsh working environments where a regular hose (i.e., a standard garden hose) is not adequate. Tough commercial-grade hoses from McClellan Sales consist of sturdy material that is impenetrable, kink-free, and extended for ease of use.

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How to Prevent Cold Stress in Freezing Temperatures

The temperature outside rarely determines whether you shut your operation down and send your employees. Therefore, you must find ways to avoid winter weather-related health issues such as cold stress, frostbite or hypothermia.

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Medical Issue ID Labels on Hard Hats

Construction sites are inherently hazardous. Accidents on construction sites are the leading cause of worker injuries and fatalities. According to OSHA, 991 deaths occurred in 2017 on constructions sites alone. Many of these injuries or fatalities happen as a result of emergency medical issues with workers.

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Lock Out, Tag Out

Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) is a safety procedure that ensures that dangerous machines are properly shut off without the ability to turn back on before the completion of maintenance or repair work. OSHA requires personnel to isolate and render inoperative all applicable machinery and equipment. Lockout-Tagout occurs during startup or shut down of all machinery.

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Comparing Safety Vests: Class 1 vs. Class 2 vs. Class 3

Safety vests are vital to the safety of anyone working in high-risk areas. They increase visibility for motorists, pedestrians, or coworkers during daytime working hours, nighttime hours, and even in the rain.

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