Monthly Archives: August 2010

Safety Tip: Fire Safety at Home and at Work

CHESS staff volunteered at the Minnesota State Fair for Governor’s Fire Prevention Day. Remind employees to know how to exit your building in an emergency and how to use fire extinguishers. At home, everyone should have fire extinguishers and a … Continue reading

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Call Before You Dig

In Minnesota, Gopher State One call makes it easy to get utility locates before any digging is done. Whether you are an excavator or just doing a project at home, Gopher State One Call should be contacted at least two … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Extension Cords

With the warm weather still upon us, more fans are being used, and there is greater need for power.  Extension cords should be unplugged at night, checked daily to make sure they are in good condition (not missing the grounding … Continue reading

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Dangers of Hot Work

The Chemical Safety Board, “an independent agency investigating chemical accidents to protect workers, the public and the the environment” recently released a new video on the dangers of hot work .  Along with being a good reminder about general safety … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Keep exits and aisles clear

To protect employees and co-workers safe from falls, make sure exits and aisles are kept clear.  If fans are used in front of doorways, there must be another path to get out in an emergency. For assistance and other ideas … Continue reading

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Hazardous Materials Security Training

CHESS and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Automotive Service Providers (AASP-MN) are please to present a seminar entitled Hazardous Materials Security. This seminar is part of AASP-MN’s World Series of Seminars, and will take place in early October, … Continue reading

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Symposium: Unveiling the Mystery

On Wednesday, September 22, CHESS will present at the Unveiling the Mystery symposium. This full day educational seminar, aimed at Human Resources Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Risk Managers, and Safety Coordinators, will have the following topics: Workers’ Compensation Experience Mod … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat

It is expected to be a very hot week in Minnesota.  Remind employees who work in hot conditions to take more frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages (lots of water and sports drinks in moderation are best). For … Continue reading

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Respiratory protection documents available in Spanish

OSHA has posted the following information on Spanish language documents : Spanish translations of respiratory protection documents now easier to find online Direct links to Spanish translations of two documents on respirator use are now on OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Safety … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Protect your eyes from UV rays

Whether in sun or in shade, in summer or winter, you should protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.  Polycarbonate lenses, which safety glasses are usually made out of, absorb almost 100% UV rays.  Glasses that wrap around and have … Continue reading

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