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Toolbox Talks: Yellow Jackets

It is that time of year when yellow jackets become very active. It is estimated that as many as two million people in the United States are very allergic to stinging insect venom. Every year about 100 people die from sting reactions. More...

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Table Saws

John Howell Table saws are common and heavily used tool found on the jobsite. Unfortunately when not used properly they can cause serious injuries. When using a table saw, consider the following tips and safety measures. Basic operating...

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Heat Stress

When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses, such as heat rash, cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses can be serious, sometimes even resulting in death. Factors Leading to Heat...

“The Secret to success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”

John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Striking Tools

There are some general rules that apply to almost all hammers and other striking tools. Never use a striking tool for any purpose other than that for which it was intended. Never use a striking tool with a loose or damaged handle or with...

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Falling or Moving Objects

Take protective measures when there is a chance of falling or moving objects. Falling or moving objects disable more than 260,000 workers a year. Of every 100 workers hurt, 14 are struck by something falling or moving. Wearing the right...

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First Aid Basics

The essential rules of first aid: Rule 1: Call 911 if needed. Time is important. If it is determined that emergency medical services are needed, call immediately. Rule 2: You must be properly trained and certified in first aid and CPR in...