Monthly Archives: August 2011

OSHA Photo Contest

From a recent OSHA publication: OSHA receives more than 300 entries for workplace safety and health photo contest OSHA Picture It! Safe Workplaces for Everyone photo contest entry by Melanie Mesaros. OSHA’s photo contest celebrating the agency’s 40th anniversary ended … Continue reading

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Dig Season is Here

Sometimes I have so many ideas for this blog, I write a bunch of blogs at one time and it takes a while to post them.  This one was probably originally written in spring.  But, this applies year round. Gopher … Continue reading

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Texting and Driving: Stories from the sources

In March 2010 AT&T put together a documentary on texting while driving.  It is stories from people who lost loved ones (the trivial text message being sent was “Yeah”), a young man who killed a bicyclist and another young man … Continue reading

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CHESS Summer Newsletter: Hot off the press

Check out our summer newsletter with articles on: Preventing heat illness Minnesota State shut down (well, they are now back to work) Federal OSHA updates (OSHA at 40, OSHA brochure on workers’ rights, enforcement guidelines on personal protective equipment) Workers’ … Continue reading

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Grounding and Bonding

The following was from a recent NFPA  necplus newsbriefs Grounding and Bonding Revisions in the 2011 NEC® Michael Johnston Grounding and bonding requirements in the National Electrical Code® are not as difficult to understand as many tend to think. The … Continue reading

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Grinding wheel kills worker in Ohio

An abrasive wheel on a pedestal grinder exploded, hitting an employee in the head and killing him.  OSHA recently issued 15 citations with fines of $159,600 to a company in Ohio following the inspection that arose from the fatality. On … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: OSHA Consultation

Helped a client with an OSHA Consultation visit today. You can invite OSHA to come in and review your workplace and records/programs. It can be useful, but we recommend having a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. And … Continue reading

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OSHA Accomplishments Over 40 Years: Video

As was stated in the recent OSHA QuickTakes: Michaels shares OSHA’s accomplishments at national industrial hygienists conference OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels addressed 2,000 attendees of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s 2011 Conference and Exposition in Portland, Ore., to share … Continue reading

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