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What is a Competent Person? Why are They Needed?

Competence: it is defined, outside of the construction business, as being able to perform any given skill adequately. Outside of construction, a competent person, by proxy, needs to be trained just enough to be able to get the job done. However, inside the construction business, “competent person” takes on a whole new meaning. It’s a title shrouded in legal jargon under OSHA regulations—a title that requires more than mere competence to obtain, and a title that can be confusing to understand, even for seasoned construction firms.

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Best Safety Products for Use in Cold Weather

Winter is just around the corner! As any Minnesota native knows, this means below-zero wind chills, ice coating every surface imaginable, and a never-ending need to protect oneself against the winter weather. Down jackets, hand warmers, thick boots, you name it—all are essential parts of surviving the season.

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Sorting Through Respirator Myths

Though the purpose and use of respirators in the industrial world may seem straightforward, they are actually more complex than you may realize. If your respirators are not properly maintained, not only are you risking a fine for an OSHA violation, but you are also putting yourself and your employees at risk by exposing them to harmful air.

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Industry Myths About Chemicals

As new technologies and substances continue to be developed and exposed to the public, their efficiency is unquestioned; however, how safe they are when exposed to people and the environment are in question.

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Confined Space Solutions

In our industry, your workers are constantly entering confined spaces to get their jobs done. Confined spaces represent a slight risk to anyone who enters; therefore, OSHA has strict requirements for these situations. Each workplace has to follow OSHA’s standards or they could be shut down or heavily fined.

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Why Use A Quality Hose

At MC Tool & Safety, we offer a variety of industrial tools and safety products to keep our clients safe and efficient on the job at all times. We carry a wide range of tools from saws, to laser levels, to varying types of hoses. We get each product from a specific supplier, and work hard to maintain these relationships so you always have the best products available. We use Abbott Rubber Company to supply you with any hose you may need. Here, our experts will go over the importance of quality hoses while on the job.

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Why You Should Have Logos on the Job Site

In the construction industry, the best way to get new business is to first do business the right way, and secondly, to market your company as much as you can. Conducting proper business techniques and connecting with the customers creates a healthy business whose solid reputation will spread far and wide. Additionally, plastering your worksite with your company’s logos, colors, and information allows people to take note of the job you’re doing and keep you in mind for future jobs. Here, our experts at MC Tool & Safety will go over ways to market your employees and company on the jobsite.

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How to Build a Safety Culture

Building a safety culture for your company is vital for company productivity and the health of your employees. When you choose to work in the construction industry, you understand there is an inherent risk. It’s just part of the industry.

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Why You Should Add Logos to Your Safety Gear

With summer around the corner, now is a great time to consider outdoor safety protective clothing. Summer is synonymous with construction project startups, so the right safety clothing will protect workers from adverse weather conditions as well as provide important visibility at work sites.

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How to Build a Safety Culture

Changing the culture of any organization on any level is never easy. It requires several elements that contribute to creating and sustaining a strong culture of safety that is also sustainable. There are five ways you can create a solid foundation on which to build a safety culture in your organization. Below, we take a closer look at each of these elements and how they impact your safety culture.

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