Monthly Archives: May 2010

Confined Space Hazard Alert

Jabin Lakes, a Middletown, Ohio Public Works employee, was killed on May 7 from lack of oxygen when he opened a manhole cover, in preparation for sending a camera into the sanitary sewer line in front of Air Products and … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat Stress

To avoid heat stress: take frequent breaks; wear light colored, loose fitting clothing; drink plenty of water (one cup every 15 minutes); avoid caffeinated drinks and heavy meals; and use cooling fans where possible. For more safety ideas or help … Continue reading

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OSHA Fatalities

In 2008 there were 65 work related fatalities in Minnesota.  While that number is down from 2007, that is still 65 people who never went home to their families.  Transportation related accidents make up the highest percentage of work related … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Emergency Exits

We are starting something new at CHESS:  every Monday we will post a short safety tip.  Feel free to use it as a safety reminder with your employees. Safety Tip for this week:  Make sure you know where they exits … Continue reading

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Trenches, Excavations and Fatalities

A recent presentation by MN OSHA reviewed hazards associated with trench work and three trench-related fatalities.  There has been at least one trench fatality per year in Minnesota.  In the last four years, there have been five fatalities in trenches … Continue reading

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Safety Training Materials Available

OSHA sponsors the Susan Harwood Training Grants every year.  They recently posted training materials on the grant website.  According to the website: OSHA provides training and education programs for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of … Continue reading

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