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Georgia paint manufacturer exposed workers to amputation, electrical hazards

Plaid Enterprises Inc. was cited by OSHA for six safety violations that involved amputation, electrical and other safety hazards following an April 2014 inspection at the company's craft paint production facility located on Mellon Court in Decatur.


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Dollar Tree Stores shows “deliberate refusal” to address hazards

Virginia-based discount retailer cited for similar dangers at other stores nationwide

Repeated visits by OSHA inspectors to a Massachusetts Dollar Tree store found blocked exits and other hazardous conditions in the store’s stockroom – and OSHA says similar hazards have been found at other Dollar Tree stores in the U.S.


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Safety signage: No sharp edges, specific colors

OSHA’s standard 1910.145(a)(1) covers the use of signs or symbols that warn of and define specific hazards that could harm workers or the public, or both, or to property damage. These specifications are intended to cover all safety signs except those designed for streets, highways, and railroads.


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AIHA on Workers’ Memorial Day: Despite progress, work not done

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is using Workers’ Memorial Day to renew its efforts to eliminate workplace hazards and maintain safe and healthy working environments,” says AIHA President Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP.


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Safety advocates prepare for Workers' Memorial Day, April 28

The annual commemoration of those killed on the job is fast approaching, and a variety of organizations are getting ready to hold solemn events on April 28. While Workers’ Memorial Day is observed around the globe, this will be its 25th anniversary in the United States.


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NY manufacturing co. reduces workers’ comp costs by $200,000

OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program used at facilities in five states

VonRoll USA, Inc. -- which manufactures insulating materials, resins, varnishes and mica -- has decreased its injury and illnesses rates to “considerably below industry averages,” according to OSHA, which worked with the company under its On-site Consultation Program.


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Unguarded ripsaws and tripping hazards at Florida rehab center

A Florida rehabilitation offering help to people struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism exposed its workers to a variety of hazards, according to an OSHA investigation.


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Eye safety checklist

Create a safe work environment. Minimize hazards from falling or unstable debris. Make sure that tools work and safety features (machine guards) are in place. Make sure that workers (particularly volunteers) know how to use tools properly.


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Detail how your fall protection system will maintain productivity & protect workers

Developing a comprehensive fall protection plan to address workplace hazards is of critical importance both for the safety of employees and the company’s bottom line.


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Identify your top hand & arm hazards

By properly identifying and assessing workplace hazards, injury to hands can be minimized or avoided
Ask someone what the hazards are on the job and you’ll get a variety of answers, depending on their profession.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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