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290 Articles found | Safety
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MCIT liability coverage may not apply to E. coli and related food borne illness outbreak claims at county fairs. As such, members should take measures to minimize the potential opportunity for these outbreaks to occur.
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Confined spaces have potential to be dangerous places. Serious injuries and even death can result when workers enter a space with hazardous conditions and have difficulty getting out. Knowledge of confined spaces and procedures for working in and around them are important for the safety of employees.
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Tips to survey any waiting area where children may be for potential hazards to improve child safety.
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Chicken grit used for traction is quick way to prevent slip and fall injuries, especially when traveling for work, when one encounters slick walking surfaces, such as sidewalks and parking lots covered in ice and snow.
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To address workplace exposures to blood borne pathogens, such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, tuberculosis, the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates employers have an exposure control plan when employees have a reasonable risk of coming into contact with infectious materials.
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The Minnesota Bleacher Safety Act was established in 1999 to prevent injuries due to both falls and physical condition hazards on any public or privately owned bleacher system greater than 55 inches in height. The Act sets the minimum frequency of inspections, establishes the repair process for existing bleachers and includes standards for the design of new bleachers.
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Telecommuting safety checklist to use to help ensure a safe working environment for home-based workers.
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Employers should consider a number of safety and liability risk exposures when considering a telecommuting arrangement with an employee.
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A comprehensive accident investigation program is an important part of any safety policy. It helps to identify trends and areas where safety efforts may need to be strengthened. Minnesota OSHA requires employers to develop a workplace accident and injury reduction (AWAIR) program. One of the components of AWAIR is developing a plan to determine how workplace accidents will be investigated and what corrective action will be implemented.
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Keeping the inside temperature of a workplace comfortable for each employee is difficult, especially in old buildings during a Minnesota winter. Space heaters seem like a natural solution to the problem, but they are a significant fire and electrical hazard, and most are not energy efficient. The use of unapproved space heaters in any member-managed space should not be allowed.