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We walk by fire extinguishers daily and probably don’t give them much thought. If the time ever comes that we need an extinguisher, it would be great to know where it is and what its capabilities are.
Food processors are common equipment found in commercial kitchens and restaurants in every community in America. We use them for everything from mixing cake batter to grinding beef to grating and slicing cheese and root vegetables.
The days of lath and plaster wall construction have pretty much been replaced with wallboard applied over stud walls of wood or steel. Old plaster typically contained horsehair and in some applications asbestos was used as a binder to ensure the plas...
I was driving down the road the other day listening to Megan Trainor sing, “Because you know I’m all about the bass, ‘bout the bass, no treble,” and I started thinking that this could be a great line for proper lifting technique
Hazards in the healthcare system seem to be multiplying every day. Notwithstanding the current pandemic exposures, the top three hazards which account for the most injuries are ergonomic hazards, physical hazards, and psychosocial hazards such as vio...
Often people look at the superficial reasons for why they could be experiencing pain. Looking at this from the ground up can be extremely helpful. The human body is a kinetic chain, starting with our feet.
The employee should have been more careful. They lifted the wrong way, or they should have been wearing safety glasses. These are just some examples of what I too often read in incident/accident investigation reports.
Do you need to power more than one office device, tool, or appliance? This usually generates discussion about the use of a power strip. Power strips are not to be confused with extension cords. A power strip has many reference names.
“Space apart every 6 feet, now let’s repeat…” might be a good way to teach elementary school children a lesson in social (physical) distancing.
Stopping the spread of harmful pathogens has long been a workplace safety issue. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) standard and the Hazard Communication standard are certainly examples of prevention strategies that have been around for a long time.
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