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19-page Booklet On Table Saw Guarding

September 1, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
19-page Booklet On Table Saw Guarding

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a 19-page booklet entitled “Human Factors Evaluation of Technology Intended to Address Blade-Contact Injuries with Table Saws”.  This well illustrated publication covers: standards, traditional blade guarding methods, kickback protection, and newer blade guarding systems.  It is a must read for anyone who has a table […]

15 Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklists

July 25, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
15 Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklists

    Caterpillar is a company headquartered in Peoria, Illinois that manufactures large construction equipment.   Before using any piece of mobile equipment, it is important to perform a thorough safety and maintenance inspection on it.   At the Caterpillar website, they have a number of vehicle pre-shift safety and maintenance checklists that can be downloaded at […]

20 PowerPoint Presentations

July 24, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
20 PowerPoint Presentations

    The University of Arkansas  Environmental Health and Safety Department has developed 20 safety slide show training programs.  Each of these presentations comes with an on-line quiz.   These slide shows  are listed below.        Hazard Communication   Basic Hazardous Waste   Intermediate Hazardous Waste   Principles of Biosafety   Bloodborne Pathogen   Fire Extinguisher […]

25 Articles on Home Safety

July 18, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
25 Articles on Home Safety

    Lovetoknow.com is a fun website to visit.  They claim to have “everything you’d love to know”. One of the many subjects that they cover is household safety.   They have 25, short, free articles on  home  safety subjects.  These articles would be suitable for tool box meetings, and for sharing with your family.   Below […]

Where To Find High Quality MSDS Sheets

July 13, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
Where To Find High Quality MSDS Sheets

    All employers in the USA and Canada are required to obtain and maintain MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets) on all potentially hazardous chemicals that are used, generated, or stored in their workplaces.  The job of finding, organizing, and updating MSDSs often falls on the shoulders of the employers’ safety coordinator.     Finding up-to-date, well written, comprehensive MSDSs […]

Free Ergonomic Forms & Checklists

July 11, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
Free Ergonomic Forms & Checklists

    Let’s say that you want to perform an ergonomic assessment of a job, but you have never done one before.  Where can you go to find a simple, but good, ergonomic assessment tool (or form) that you can use? Federal OSHA has three industry specific “Guidance Publications” on ergonomics.  They have been developed for grocery stores, […]

Four Ways To Prevent Cuts While Sharpening Knives

April 29, 2012 Dave Weber No Comments
Four Ways To Prevent Cuts While Sharpening Knives

   Train the employee in how to sharpen knives safely.  Provide cut resistant gloves to the employee to wear when sharpening knives.  Hire a third-party to sharpen the knives.  When knives get dull, discard them and buy new ones.  

New Way To Move Large Bulky Objects

November 7, 2011 Dave Weber No Comments
New Way To Move Large Bulky Objects

     Arc-Way Industries Inc. manufactures an inclined trolley (above) that I’m told is a great way to move upholstered furniture around a warehouse.  It can also be used for moving many other types of  large and bulky materials such as  mattresses,  tables, and headboards.  Below is a photo of this cart in use.     Arc-Ways’ brochure not only shows […]

Power Points (continued)

August 12, 2011 Dave Weber No Comments
Power Points (continued)

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8 Aerial Lift Safety Resources

August 10, 2011 Dave Weber No Comments
8 Aerial Lift Safety Resources

  Below are links to 10 of our favorite free aerial lift (e.g. scissors lift, boom lift) safety and health resources.  These  Aerial lift safety publications include: tool box talks, bulletins, fact sheets, posters, and guidelines. OSHA fact sheet: aerial lifts Aerial lift safety How to operate an aerial lift Pre-start inspection videos  Aerial lift accident alerts Aerial […]

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