PPE

Reliable Castings Corp. lands a $293,700 for several violations, including struck-by, crushing, and amputation hazards, some repeat.

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Supervisor was servicing a 480-volt circuit breaker without proper electrical protective equipment. Pure Power Technologies was fined $119,000 by OSHA.

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Adapt this checklist for the hot work requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws and any incorporated CSA standards and use it to audit your welding safety procedures.

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Musculoskeletal disorders account for one-third of all lost workdays, but using appropriate PPE can reduce a worker’s odds of developing injuries to the hands, elbows and forearms.

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Are you providing the right PPE and personnel protection to welders at your workplace?

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Educate your employees about drowning hazards, personal floatation devices and the DO’s and DONT’s of water safety.

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This internal guidance from OSHA clarifies which PPE employers are NOT required to pay for.

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Follow this schedule to ensure compliance with OSHA PPE rules.

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If you work in traffic, reflective clothing is a must–for you AND your dog.

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Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, have developed prototype garments that protect oil and gas workers against steam and hot water burns. The garments could be available for purchase by 2014.

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