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290 Articles found | Safety
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Although many people vie bats as pests, the reactions to bats are often disproportional to the risks bats present. MCIT offers steps to control associated risks of bats to people and buildings.
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Infrared image can identify potential problems in building mechanical and electrical systems. Infrared imaging detects the heat that every object emits in the form of electromagnet thermal radiation, as well as measuring temperature differences. When measured surface temperature differences and thermal patterns of mechanical or electrical equipment are deemed abnormal or unexpected, technicians can diagnose the issues so corrective actions can be taken.
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Tips for developing a hearing conservation plan or program for employees that meet Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements.
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Slip and fall injuries are more prevalent during the winter and can be prevented by implementing a slip and fall prevention program. This is a plan that will protect employees and the public, as well as provide a defense against claims of negligence.
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Risk management advice regarding making over-the-counter (OTC) medications available to employees in first-aid kits or as part of communal medicine chests.
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Few consider the risks associated with nonroutine tasks and preventing lifting injuries associated with them. Because these lifts are performed infrequently, employers may have given limited thought to proper training or equipment necessary for safe lifting. Methods include storage room strategies and ways to eliminate lifting altogether.
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Even the best designed playground can present hazards if the equipment is improperly installed, broken, worn or vandalized. Regular playground safety audits and maintenance inspections are essential tools to reduce the risk of playground accidents. Article includes top 12 playground hazards and tips for maintaining playgrounds.
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Employees performing work that includes cutting trees or branches, chipping branches or moving felled trees and logs are subject to the OSHA Logging Operation Standard 29 CFR 1910.266. Article explains the requirements of the standard, including safety practices for chain saw use.
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Accidental chemical exposures in the workplace can occur even with good engineering controls and safety precautions. As a result, it is important to look beyond the use of personal protective equipment such as glasses, goggles and face shields for protecting employees’ eyes and skin. The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) recognizes that use of an emergency eyewash station or emergency shower is a necessary and immediate first aid to minimize the effects of accidental exposure to chemicals.
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The unpredictable nature of deer makes deer-vehicle collisions difficult to prevent, but there are measures drivers can take to reduce the number of accidents or minimize the damage when one occurs.