Monthly Archives: June 2010

Safety Tip: Discourage Mosquitoes

Minnesota jokes the state bird is the mosquito.  To discourage breeding, eliminate standing or stagnant water:  store drums upside down or on their side, don’t let tires accumulate or cover them, and walk around your facility to check for where … Continue reading

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Safety Updates: Free Training, Firefighters’ Particulate Exposure, and coming changes to MSDS’s

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCe) in Denver.  We have been featuring some of the highlights from that conference. (see blogs on NIOSH and OSHA, control banding and skin exposures). This will be … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Electrical safety

All electrical tools, equipment, appliances, etc, must be certified by a nationally recognized testing lab.  Always look for the UL or CSA symbol and certification.  If the equipment doesn’t have this, it may not meet minimum safety requirements. For more … Continue reading

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OSHA and NIOSH: Recent discussion at Industrial Hygiene Conference

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCe) in Denver.  We will be featuring some of the highlights from that conference. Dr. David Michaels, head of OSHA, and Dr. John Howard, head of NIOSH, presented … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Ladder Safety

When setting up ladders, make sure you use the correct ladder for the job, that the ladder is in good condition, set up correctly and that the ladder is on solid footing. For more information on this or other safety … Continue reading

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Control Banding: A Method to Control Risks

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCe) in Denver.  Over the next couple weeks we will be featuring some of the highlights from that conference. Control banding is developing as a way to control … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat Stress

To avoid heat stress, drink plenty of water (one cup every 15 minutes); wear light colored, loose fitting clothes;  take frequent breaks; avoid caffeinated drinks, and watch co-workers for signs of heat stroke and heat stress. For more information, contact … Continue reading

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Skin: We are still learning how to protect it

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Denver. Over the next couple weeks we will be featuring some of the highlights from that conference. We all have skin. What many don’t realize is … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Lawn Mowing

Whether at work or at home, when mowing the lawn where eye protection and closed toe, sturdy footwear.   The most common injuries are eye injuries from debris flying up and foot injuries from mower blades. For more information on this … Continue reading

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