Safety

Lift Safety

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Scissor lifts are work platforms used to safely move workers vertically and to different locations in a variety of industries including construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing. Scissor lifts are different from aerial lifts because the lifting mechanism moves the work platform straight up and down using crossed beams functioning in a scissor-like fashion. Although scissor… Read More »

Heat-related Illnesses and First Aid

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With temperatures going up, it is important to be more cautious and aware of heat related stress on your body. Most heat related illnesses are the cause of overexertion and under hydration. It is imperative that you stay hydrated. You should be drinking water throughout the day. If you start feeling the symptoms of heat… Read More »

Electrical Safety – Portable Lights Strings

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Follow these precautions when using portable light strings: Inspect the wiring and fixtures before stringing the lights or before they are energized or plugged in. Make sure the outer insulation is not damaged, the plug ends are intact, and the fixtures are not cracked. The light-string must be grounded. Make certain the plug has a… Read More »

Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

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The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update will also help reduce trade… Read More »

Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets

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The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of June 1, 2015, the HCS will require new SDSs to be in a uniform format, and include the section… Read More »

Hand Safety

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The hands and fingers are the most often injured parts of the body. There are few work activities which do not involve the hands. The potential for injury is always there and we must be constantly aware to avoid hazards and injury. The primary way to avoid injury is to ensure that hands are kept… Read More »

Behaviors That Contribute To Accidents

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Accidents occur for many reasons. While your employer has the ultimate responsibility for providing a safe workplace, you must also do your part to prevent accidents. Consider the behaviors described below. Avoiding these behaviors can help prevent accidents and keep you safe on the job. □ Taking shortcuts: Every day we make decisions we hope… Read More »