Safety Articles

September 8, 2010

Should You Be Doing Electrical Preventive Maintenance? You Bet!

Preventive maintenance is not a new concept. People have been doing precautionary work on motors, engines, and other mechanical systems for decades.

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January 7, 2009

Five Electrical Hazards to Remember

Electricity is so commonplace in our lives and on our work sites that it’s easy to forget how potentially dangerous it is. I worked as electrician before I became a safety professional, so it’s not surprising that I pay particular attention to matters regarding electricity. What does surprise me, however, is how often very basic safety rules for working around electricity are ignored.

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February 11, 2008

Don’t Neglect: Inspect!

Equipment must be inspected and tested at the frequency recommended by the manufacturer or mandated by an authority having jurisdiction. After equipment has been accepted and placed in service, it should be tested within its designed parameters to prevent damage.

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January 2, 2006

Drugs in the Workplace

Substance abuse can create a wide array of common workplace problems such as tardiness, absenteeism, theft, impaired judgment, lost productivity, turnover, difficulty interacting with co-workers, injury to self or others, and performance issues.

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January 3, 2005

Do You Know the Risks of Renting Equipment?

Accidents involving rented items such as lifts, forklifts, trailers, tents and chairs posed the greatest risks for consumers and were associated with the highest numbers of fatalities, injuries and damages in the equipment rental industry, according to the findings of a recent St. Paul Travelers study.

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