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December27

Influencing Attitudes for Safety

By John Howell Do attitudes matter? Attitudes have a great deal to do with how employees perform their daily tasks. Positive attitudes are conducive to safety performance and productivity, while negative attitudes can lead to accidents and injuries. Negative attitudes Certain attitudes towards safety can put people at risk. Over-confidence: The belief that experience and Read More

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November28

Ladder Safety

By John Howell Ladders must be selected based on hazards and tasks. Also, ladders require maintenance in order to function properly. Each ladder type requires different inspection criteria and maintenance. If a ladder is neglected, it may become unsafe to use. For this reason, it is extremely important that ladders are inspected prior to each Read More

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October23

Fire Extinguisher Safety

By John Howell Unlike many workplace hazards, fire is a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment. This makes fire one of the most deadly workplace hazards, killing hundreds and injuring thousands on the job each year. Prior to fighting any type of fire with a fire extinguisher, a risk assessment must be performed Read More

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September27

Don’t Use Electrical Tape to Repair / Splice Cords

  By John Howell It seems logical that a roll of electrical tape could be used to safely repair a frayed or damaged flexible electrical cord, or to splice two pieces of a flexible electrical cord back together; I mean it’s called electrical tape, right? However, Federal OSHA electrical safety standards actually do not allow Read More

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August20

Accident Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility

  Accident prevention is everyone’s responsibility. You have probably heard the above TRUE statement more times than you can remember!  Safety has to be the responsibility of every one of us. No one person can constantly watch, guide, and instruct every operation every day. Every organization’s management team is very concerned with your safety.  However, Read More

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