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  • machine guarding sign

    Safety Talks – Machine Guarding

    Machine guarding is crucial for protecting workers against preventable injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, and blindness. Below is a basic overview of some of the more important points related to machine guarding. Basic Terminology Parts of the machine requiring guarding Point of Operation: the area where machine performs work on material […] READ MORE...

  • heat stress

    Safety Talks – Heat Stress

    As global temperatures continue to rise we are experiencing more extreme temperature fluctuations throughout each year. Heat stress and illnesses can be prevented when you have the ability to spot the symptoms. The following are a few helpful tips to prevent heat illness. What is Heat Stress? Heat stress occurs when the body is unable […] READ MORE...

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    Safety Talks – PPE

    Personal Protective Equipment or PPE for short, help to protect against various workplace hazards. Controlling a hazard at its source is the best way to protect employees. However, depending on the hazard, administrative or engineering controls may not be enough. When to wear PPE: Before resorting to PPE Use Administrative Controls Does this job need […] READ MORE...

  • construction worksite safety sign

    Safety Talks – Construction Worksite Safety

    When entering a construction site, there are many safety requirements to keep in mind. Most are common sense and may sound repetitive, however it never hurts to review the following points regarding construction worksite safety. How to Identify a Construction Site: The perimeter of a construction site is usually defined by a barrier such as […] READ MORE...

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    Safety Talks – Confined Space Entry

    Roughly 10% of all confined space entry accidents result in someone’s death. Specific procedures must be developed and followed for every entry due to the fact that confined spaces present a variety of hazards. The following points are a good place to start to review your facility’s procedures regarding permit required – confined space entry. […] READ MORE...