Monthly Archives: July 2012

Manicures and Pedicures: Guide for worker safety

From the June 15 OSHA QuickTakes: A new OSHA resource provides information and support for nail salon workers to stay healthy and safe while giving manicures and pedicures. OSHA’s Guide for Nail Salon Workers (PDF*) describes possible hazards in nail … Continue reading

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Injuries cost more than work comp suggests

I read this OSHA QuickTakes article with interest, and a lot of concern.  The implications of shifting costs is broad-ranging. A recent study from UC Davis shows that almost 80 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses are borne primarily by … Continue reading

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Dangers of Hot Work – New Chemical Safety Board Video

Hot work is welding, cutting or grinding done near flammable vapors.  Some companies require hot work permits any time hot work is done outside a welding bay.  The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new video on hot work, focusing … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Red Cross has Smart Phone App

The Red Cross has released smart phone apps covering step by step first aid for medical emergencies.  To get the free app and more information, see the Red Cross website. CHESS offers first aid/CPR/AED training at your workplace.  Call us … Continue reading

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New staff at CHESS: Sarah Norman

CHESS is excited to welcome Sarah Norman to our team of safety and environmental experts. Sarah is our expert on all things environmental, from wastewater to hazardous waste to stormwater.  She returns to Minnesota after a decade in California, where … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Outdoor electrical safety

The weather is nice and people are doing more outdoors.  With that, we see electrical cords outdoors.  Here are a few outdoor electrical safety tips: Check the condition of the cord  before use.  Make sure the grounding prong is in … Continue reading

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Grounds maintenance work halted in National Parks

A National Parks Service maintenance employee died in May 2012 when his mower went over an embankment. The parks service suspended mowing operations until mowing procedures and safety can be reviewed. According to a Center for Disease Control (CDC) study, … Continue reading

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Safety tip: Young Workers

Young workers are often hired to assist with summer projects.  They may be at higher risk of injury as they often do not recognize hazards and are provided with less training.  WorkSafe BC published a short brochure designed for younger … Continue reading

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