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What You Can Do To Help Reduce Silica Dust Hazards

Silica is a natural substance found in rocks, sand, and clay and in products such as certain bricks and concrete. In the workplace, these materials can create dust when they are cut, sanded, carved, and ground. Some of this dust may be fine enough to breathe deeply into the lungs and may be associated with negative health effects, especially for

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

Welding a Stronger Workforce

One Company Shares How They Improved Safety and Built Company Loyalty This article first appeared on ISHN.com on April 1, 2017 and is reprinted with permission. In order for a welding business to stay in business, welders must keep welding or it’s a burn on both time and money. One way to promote worker productivity is to provide them with

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,

Volcanoes: Protecting Yourself from Ash, Gases and Other Hazards

While volcanic eruptions are rare, the impact can be severe not just on everything it touches, but on the people living near the volcano. Depending on the type of volcano, and the force of the eruption, a variety of hazards may be present. These hazards can include mudflows and flash floods, landslides and rockfalls, earthquakes, lava flow, falling ash, and

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

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