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E-Cigs: Friend or Fiend?

By Jake Thorson, CHMM  CHESS, Inc. Minnesota prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, but what about vaping, or electronic cigarettes? Well, a 2014 state law prohibits e-cig use on government property and at child care and health care facilities. Hennepin … Continue reading

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OSHA Challenge being judged by Myth Busters

OSHA and the Department of Labor are looking for help in building tools to educate the public about workplace hazards and safety at work.  The panel of judges is an interesting and diverse group– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Secretary … Continue reading

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Automotive Spanish-English Glossary

The National Auto Body Council developed a Spanish-English glossary of common terms used in the automotive repair industry.  The glossary can be found at this web page. The NABC developed the glossary in recognition of a growing number of both … 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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Large OSHA Penalties- Feb 2012

I was reading the Feb 15, 2012 OSHA QuickTakes and was struck by the listing of large penalties: $365,500 to Wal-Mart’s Rochester NY facility for repeat and serious safety and health hazards.  Some of the hazards identified were: fall hazards, … Continue reading

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Safety Initiative on Automotive Repair

There are numerous hazards in both mechanical and collision repair.  The National Institute on Occupational Health and Safety, NIOSH, has developed partnerships with the industry to research and reduce hazards in vehicle repair and industry and has put together a … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Home and Work

NFPA has easy to read handouts on home safety, with tips that apply to the workplace as well.  These handouts come in different languages, and include mostly graphics, so they are easy for anyone to follow.  These easy to read … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention Week: Oct 9-15

Fire Prevention Week is this week – October 9-15. This is a good time to review your evacuation plan. Consider the following: Do employees know what to do if there is a fire? Do you have a plan on how … 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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Safety Tip: Distracted driving

According to the Army Safety Center: In 2009, 5,474 people were killed and an additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving on U.S. roads.  Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 … Continue reading

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