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Walking the Walk…Tips for Complying With the Final OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Are falls a concern to you or your workers? Do you regularly inspect walking-working surfaces, correct and guard against hazardous conditions? Are you committed to a safe working environment at your company? Keeping current with legal changes is a necessary first step. In November of 2016, OSHA published its final rule on Walking and Working Surfaces,

Beat the Heat: Identifying and Preventing Heat Stress

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Now that summer is in full-swing, heat stress can be a major concern in workplace environments. It can potentially cause irritability, low morale, absenteeism, shortcuts in procedures and unsafe behavior according to NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). In extreme cases, heat stress, in the form of heat stroke, can be extremely serious. Excessive exposure

Earmuffs: A Key Component of a Hearing Conservation Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When you’re managing a hearing conservation program, choosing the right type of protection can help ensure your workers stay safe, comfortable and compliant. This means you have to consider a number of factors, including comfort, the level of noise workers are exposed to, equipment costs and even the level of training you’ll be able to offer. Regardless

Stand Up to Falls: Learn the ABCD’s of Fall Protection

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A fall at work can be terrible. But, a fall from heights in the midst of an already dangerous job can be devastating. Do you know how to properly inspect your fall protection gear to ensure it is secure, compliant with OSHA regulations and comfortable? A typical Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) incorporates three components often

OSHA Requirements and Regulations Change: Time to Trade in Old Equipment

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Since OSHA Stand-Down is coming right up, a major thing to keep in mind while you are training is to evaluate your inventory to make sure it’s up to date with all the new OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces requirements as well as other regulatory changes you may be subject to. For instance, did you realize that as of

Welding a Stronger Workforce Takes Teamwork: ISHN Article

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There is mounting research that links strong workplace health and safety programs with less recordable injuries. This month's ISHN magazine has an article “Welding a Stronger Workforce Takes Teamwork” by our own, Tom Reinholt, a Segment Marketer for Heavy Manufacturing in the US for the Personal Safety Division of 3M. He highlights the story of how

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