Monthly Archives: March 2012

Benefits of a Chemical Inventory

Besides being a requirement, there are several benefits to conducting and maintaining a chemical inventory: Inventory control: By conducting a chemical inventory, you may find that you have chemicals on site that are no longer used or that the chemicals … Continue reading

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Chainsaw & Tree Trimming Safety Videos

Spring is early this year.  With it comes spring clean up and tree trimming.  If you have employees felling or clearing trees or using chainsaws it is a good time to remind them about chainsaw safety.  OSHA has several QuickCards–short … Continue reading

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GHS Arrives

As of June 1, 2015, material safety data sheets will be no more! But they aren’t quite disappearing entirely. They’re undergoing a name change and a major revamping. They’ll be called Safety Data Sheets instead. Chemical labels will change, too. … Continue reading

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It’s about the employee

I was talking to a client today about things employees do without thinking–like having a container of solvent in a welding area (or welding in a spray painting area).  The employer pointed out to the employee that if there is … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Stroke awareness

Sherry Wings, our first aid/CPR instructor, has this reminder: Do you know this simple stroke test? F.A.S.T. Face, is the smile/lips/mouth/eye/eyebrow equal or dripping. Arms – close eyes, raise arms palms up, can they hook them up or does one … Continue reading

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Preventing Eye Injuries when Welding

OSHA has published a new fact sheet on eye protection during welding operations in the shipyard industry, but it really applies to any industry.  Here is the OSHA news release and a link to the fact sheet (which has useful … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time: Time to check smoke detectors

Change your clock, check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries. You can change them now or wait till fall, but at least check them. It is also a good time to have a fire drill. Everyone should know … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution App

Well, OK, it IS a little past Jan 1, but maybe this is what you need to keep your resolution going. Or perhaps: “There is no time like the present!” applies. There have been a lot of articles recently about … Continue reading

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