Category Archives: Safety

Using Portable Fire Extinguishers

In the event of a fire, the correct use of a portable fire extinguisher could mean the difference between suffering a minor loss or a major one.

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Static Electricity

Remember when you dragged your feet across the rug and then touched your brother or sister’s ear! That got their attention! We have also seen the effects of “static cling,” when our clothes cling together in the dryer. Static electricity, … Continue reading

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Oily Rags

Oily rags left in a closed container can become a safety nightmare. Many people do not believe it can happen. For no apparent reason, fire erupts, usually during off hours as the materials have had time to react. It is … Continue reading

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Electrical Sources in Hazardous Locations

Electrical fires can be reduced by using the proper electrical installations and the proper equipment. Hazardous locations require specially designed electrical equipment to protect people and property against increased fire potential. Certain electrical components and instruments are engineered specifically for … Continue reading

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Confined Spaces

Confined spaces may be encountered in virtually any occupation; therefore, their recognition is the first step in preventing fatalities. Since deaths in confined spaces often occur because the atmosphere is oxygen-deficient or toxic, confined spaces should be tested prior to … Continue reading

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Portable Ladders

Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Read and follow all labels/markings on the ladder. Avoid electrical hazards! Look for overhead power lines before handling a ladder. … Continue reading

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Walking and Working Surfaces

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. We often take it for granted-walking from point ‘a’ … Continue reading

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