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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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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 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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How to Practice Proper Electrical Safety

Practicing proper electrical safety methods isn’t only about following Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, it is about keeping your job site safe. Improper practices around electricity can severely injure or even kill someone on your job. McClellan Sales can help your company follow OSHA regulations. By practicing proper electrical safety methods, you can better ensure the safety of your job site and your employees.

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Proper Scaffolding Safety

Proper scaffolding safety is a critical consideration at almost every construction site. To protect your employees and comply with industry regulations, your site must meet specific scaffolding safety standards. At McClellan Sales, we offer a wide range of industrial safety equipment designed to keep your workforce safe. Is your worksite following proper scaffolding safety guidelines? Let’s find out.

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What You Need to Know About Fall Protection

Each year falls are among the most common causes of injuries and fatalities on the job site.

Construction companies need to establish safe work environments to prevent falls from elevated workplaces or from higher levels to lower levels. McClellan Sales offers a wide range of fall prevention equipment and gear that will keep your staff safe while on the job.

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Are Your Portable Ladders OSHA Approved?

New OSHA regulations for portable ladders have just gone into effect this month. That means that you may have to review your ladders to ensure they are code-compliant. Ladders are a critical component of fall prevention. Therefore, they need to meet safety standards set by ANSI, ASC, and OSHA. McClellan Sales, Inc. offers a wide selection of industrial ladders in all shapes, sizes, and materials that comply with all federal, state, and local regulations. Contact us today to find out more about the portable ladders we carry.

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5 Electrical Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Let’s start off with some facts:

 

●        Electrocutions are one of the most common hazards on construction sites.

●        Each year, roughly 150 workers die from electric shock.

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Preventing Falls When Removing Snow From Rooftops

During the winter, many roofing companies and contractors in Minnesota stay busy removing snow from both residential and commercial roofing systems. Before scaling the roof, employers must evaluate how dangerous the situation is and what equipment is needed to do the job. They must inform all employees that the job is dangerous, what the potential hazards are, and how best to utilize the equipment to keep from falling.

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