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How to Safely Store and Contain Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials can cause severe poisoning, burns, injuries, or fatalities on the job site. To protect your workers, you should invest in OSHA-approved containers and cabinets.

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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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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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How to Avoid Heat Stress on the Job

Whether you work on a construction site or public work projects, there’s nothing like working in the outdoors. The freedom, the sunshine, and the bright blue sky offer some of the best working conditions around. But Minnesota’s summer heat can be serious business. Heat-related health risks can hit you fast and shut down your workday before you know it.

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Hand Safety and Cut Ratings

A worker’s hands can be one of their most valuable assets. If their hands become injured, the expense to the worker and the company is often dramatic. Injured workers face modified responsibilities and lost wages, and the company’s monetary loss is also high. Fortunately, cut protection safety has come a long way.

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Work Areas That Need Respiratory Protection

Many industrial workplace areas require respiratory protection for the health and safety of employees. To educate employers on potential airborne hazards and workplace conditions that require the use of respirators, OSHA has several guidelines in place. These instructions detail which conditions require the use of respirators and what equipment is appropriate for use. To help you comply with OSHA standards, MC Tool & Safety, Inc. has put together this overview of where you need respirators in the workplace.

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How to Properly Store Liquids and Chemicals in the Workplace

Proper storage of chemicals in the workplace can reduce the likelihood of hazards on the job. Storage information can typically be found in your workplace’s Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS. For every hazardous chemical found in your workplace, there must be an MSDS to guide proper storage, usage, and disposal.

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