Monthly Archives: April 2011

Work Zone Safety

Construction season has officially started.  Every day more than two workers are killed in work zones in the US. If you are driving:  don’t be distracted.  Leave the cell phone alone.  Pay attention.  Be alert for work zones and keep … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Hazard Alert on Formaldehyde

OSHA has issued a hazard alert on formaldehyde used in hair straightening and smoothing products in beauty salons.  It is harmful to both workers and customers.  Products have been found to contain formaldehyde even when labeled as not containing them.  … Continue reading

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April 22: Earth Day

Earth Day 2011 is Friday, April 22, which got us thinking about environmentally sustainable practices. Our experience is that businesses that implement them are finding that they are frequently saving money as well. Here are a couple of examples: Warners … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Eyewashes

If you, or your employees, use corrosives, you need to have an eyewash nearby.  Common corrosives we see are graffiti remover, floor cleaner, and wheel brightener. Eyewashes must be accessible, clean, in working order and never blocked.  Keep in mind … Continue reading

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Tornado Drill Day: April 14

Today, Thursday April 14 is Tornado Drill Day in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Severe Weather Awareness website  has information on thunderstorms, hails, and straight line winds and lightning; severe weather warnings; floods, and flash floods; tornado drill … Continue reading

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Safety tip: Light your way

Keep stairs, sidewalks and hallways well lit and free of clutter. Don’t store items where they could be a hazard if exiting in an emergency. Outside, make sure paths and parking lots are well lit and well seen.  Keep shrubs … Continue reading

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Reporting near mishaps

The more incidents that occur that result in no injury or equipment damage, or only minor damage, the greater the likelihood of a serious incident occurring. One way to identify hazards is for employees to report near mishaps.  By tracking … Continue reading

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More Safety Training Tips

Back in September, we posted some training tips. Here are some more suggestions from Janet Keyes, CIH: Safety training programs should be updated whenever changes are needed. Here are a few triggers: Your processes have changed There are changes in … Continue reading

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Minnesota Safety Conference May 11-13

Early registration is available now through April 19 for the Minnesota Safety Conference.  CHESS will again be exhibiting, so be sure to visit us at Booth 206 in the Expo Hall. We have a very limited number of passes to … Continue reading

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