Maintenance workers perform many job tasks. For example, a worker might repair a machine before moving on to diagnose an electrical problem. He may work with conveyance systems or heating and air conditioning units, make structural repairs and perform routine tasks such as cleaning – depending on whether he is skilled or unskilled.
Because of the many tasks that are part of their jobs, maintenance workers often suffer a variety of hand injuries, from cuts and abrasions to punctures…Continue
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Getting the most from a Jeep or a light truck depends on properly planning exactly what the vehicle needs to accomplish. The needs of a daily highway driver are far different than those of a rugged off-road crawler. For instance, a vehicle does not need high-grade nerf bars out on the trail, but the…
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HERE IT IS! Due to high volume requests, Ward-Allen Publications has switched gears to release this critical compliance volume for the Carpentry Industry. Be the first to have this Trade-Specific guide dedicated to the workers who help shape our nation. …Continue
Added by Edwin Robinson on March 25, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
OSHA’s new historical crane standard is here. This comprehensive collection of regulations has transformed the safety industry by restructuring the way employers conduct crane and derricks operations nationwide. With most employers left in the dark with regards to this new proclamation, SIMS Guide for the “CRANES /DERRICKS” industry becomes the guiding light. Designed and drafted as an impressive two-part guide, SIMS accepted the challenge of providing clarity to the most…Continue
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Usage and Storage Options for Jeep Tops
Since its creation, the Jeep has been bred for the outdoors. The best way to enjoy the Jeep experience is to have it optimized for an open-air ride. However, an open-air configuration is not ideal in every situation. Inclement weather, for example, requires a Jeep to have a cover. For most…Continue
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Sam (the name has been changed) worked for an electric utility. He was working near energized equipment and wearing arc flash gear as he cleaned up oil from a transformer. Because the oil might contain PCBs, Sam was wearing nitrile gloves for their chemical resistance. The main hazard, in his mind, was the possible PCBs.
When the arc occurred, Sam broke no work rules. But because his hands were burned, the utility wanted to know whether it could have provided a more adequate glove for…Continue
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It sounds simple: provide your workers with gloves that will protect their hands from cuts.
In reality, however, it may be a little more complicated. Cut-resistant gloves must be comfortable to wear, thin enough to give workers tactile control, and versatile to protect against other hazards. And, with today's superior technology and range of options, workers can have it all.
In a recent article in EHS Today, glove manufacturers and experts share their insight into…Continue
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Overestimating your hand protection's performance capabilities can have dangerous consequences.
Safety personnel and workers spend time analyzing after accidents happen -but what about the near misses? Just because there is no recordable injury doesn't mean there isn't a chance to learn and re-evaluate potential hazards and the protection provided by current safety equipment.
Problems associated with overestimating the protection of your safety gloves include increased…Continue
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Don't pass up the opprotunity to enhance your safety credentials by attending the ASSE's Certificate Programs in Safety Management and Executive Safety Management. For more information click on the link below or copy and paste it in your browser.
Added by Edwin Robinson on March 9, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments
The SUF-X-Rule! Sounds more like a Steven Spielberg movie doesn't it. Well, I don't want to burst your bubble but it's not. It is a unique newly-formatted process imbedded into the SIMS Guide that provides a greater understanding of the OSHA compliance standards through the aid of an "Advisory". It has been carefully designed to aid the SIMS Guide user in not only complying with current regulations but also act as a interactive educational field guide.
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NEW YORK — Wokers building the signature tower at the World Trade Center site are being protected by a state-of-the-art “cocoon,” designed to keep them — and anything else — from falling off.
Safety is a top priority for the Port Authority,…Continue
Added by Edwin Robinson on March 1, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The temporary enforcement measures, extended through September 15, 2012, include priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency, and increased…Continue
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