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  • Protect Your Workers During Summer Shutdowns

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    During the summer months, it’s not uncommon for companies—especially manufacturers—to shut down their operations for a week or more. It provides the opportunity to conduct much needed maintenance and repairs on equipment, ensuring productivity in the workplace the rest of the year. Sometimes, old equipment is replaced during summer shutdowns. If your facility has summer shutdowns every year, you’re probably getting ready for one right now. Do you have all Read More

  • Keep Safe and Dry: Protect Your Business from Flooding

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    Businesses can be devastated when impacted by flood damage. Floods can be caused by many factors, including the melting of a large snowfall, a large rainstorm or a slow-moving thunderstorm that drops a lot of rain in a short period of time. Whatever the cause of the flooding, you and your business need to be prepared. FEMA offers many suggestions on how to prepare for a flood. One Read More

  • Safe Lifting Rules: Preventing Injuries on the Job

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    Heavy lifting is a main cause of workplace injury. OSHA notes how lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds can increase a worker’s risk of injury. In many cases, manual lifting should be replaced by other means. When tasked with lifting heavy loads, OSHA offers these possible solutions: Use mechanical means, such as forklifts or duct lifts to lift heavy spools, transformers, switch gear, service sections, conduit and machinery. Use Read More

  • When Disaster Strikes: How to Prepare an Emergency Plan

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    Disaster can strike when you least expect it. From fires to hurricanes, any disaster can wreak havoc on your business—and its future. One of the best ways to minimize the impact of any disaster is to prepare ahead of time. This includes preparing your business and your employees for any possible emergency. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) offers many suggestions on how to prepare. Gather emergency supplies that Read More

  • Spring-Time Safety: Flood Preparedness

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    For most of us, spring-time means a lot of water around our facilities. Whether it’s from massive snow piles that have melted or just rain from those pesky April showers, it’s no surprise when extra water makes its way into and around your building. To help lessen the damage to your facility, it helps to be prepared before any flooding occurs. Certain steps should be taken during and Read More

  • Stay Safe in the Cold: Snow Removal Safety Facts You Need Now

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    You already know how important it is to protect your workers with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they’re working outside in extremely cold weather conditions. Illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia and cold stress are significant threats to workers’ well-being. At the same time, the actual jobs workers perform outside during the winter months can also jeopardize their health—specifically snow shoveling and using power equipment, such as snow Read More

  • Start an Employee Safety Training Program

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    If you’re starting 2015 with a renewed commitment to safety and compliance at your workplace, a good way to spread that commitment among your workers is to create an employee safety training program. An employee safety training program is an effective way in which to create a strong safety culture and reduce overall workplace hazards. OSHA provides guidelines on how to build and maintain a program. The first Read More

  • Housekeeping in Your Facility: Why a Clean Workplace is a Safe and Healthy Workplace

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    A clean workplace isn’t just an organized workplace. It’s also a safe and healthy one. You may think your workplace is clean and safe, but is it? Ask yourself these questions from the National Safety Council’s  (NSC) “cleaning quiz” to see how well housekeeping duties are performed in your facility. Are passageways kept clear? Does stacked material impeded workers’ vision? How often is combustible waste removed to minimize fire hazards? Are all Read More

  • Year-End Inventory Requires New Tags; New Year Requires New Permits

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    As we get closer to the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, it’s time to start thinking about conducting inventory. Inventory dot labels, consecutive numbers on a roll, color-coded consecutively numbered labels and inventory tags can all help make—and keep—you organized. Effectively identify and keep track of your inventory. Start the New Year off knowing exactly what you have and what you need. While you’re getting the Read More

  • How to Make Your Parking Lot ADA-Compliant

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    Do you know for sure if your parking lot is ADA-compliant? There is a lot to know to ensure you’re following all of the rules and regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Having accessible parking is one of the most important components of the ADA. First of all, you must provide an adequate number of accessible parking spaces depending on the size of Read More

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