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Pay attention to what you are doing to avoid caught-in or crush injuries around machinery.

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Breathing is second nature to us. We take thousands of breaths each day and we don’t even think about it. This means we’re likely taking in toxins and dangerous gases all the time. Sometimes there are situations at work where the atmosphere is dangerous and could lead to difficulty breathing, injury, or even death. Here’s… Read more »

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Protecting your temporary workers should be a huge priority for your company. Almost all workplace injuries are preventable. Though your permanent employees have undergone rigorous training on your machinery, equipment, and safety protocol, there’s a good chance your temp workers just glossed over that part. No matter what type of employment contract you have between… Read more »

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Never climb on or step onto guards to increase your work height.

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The global market and technological advances have increased customer demands and your company’s competition. Though your company may have once only competed with other businesses in your city or region, you now have companies in China and India trying to get your customers’ business. So, you need to make sure your company is performing at… Read more »

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Buckle up when traveling to and from work.

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Working outside, or even inside in a space that’s not efficiently cooled, can be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions to protect yourself from the heat and sun. If you’re not careful, the heat can really affect your health and job performance, resulting in dehydration, heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. 5 safety… Read more »

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Make sure all machine safety guards are in place at all times so that moving parts aren’t a danger to you and others working nearby.

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Workplace injuries can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers nationwide pay almost $1 billion each week to cover workers’ compensation costs. In order to prevent workplace accidents and minimize these expenses for your company, you need to be proactive in identifying the health… Read more »

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When using knives or cutters, be sure to point the blade away from yourself when cutting. Make sure no body parts are in the cutting path. When not in use, make sure all blades are covered and store your knife or cutter in a safe location.