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Missing Ground Prong

Missing Ground Prong

A missing third prong from an electrical plug resulted in the electrocution death of a worker. He was climbing a ladder to hand a power drill to another worker when he received a fatal shock. Investigators found the extension cord was missing its grounding prong. The...
Preventing Hypothermia

Preventing Hypothermia

Winter is coming and the temperatures outside are starting to slide. Beside the general frustration of it all, there is a serious hazard associated with being outside in the winter – hypothermia. Hypothermia is a lowering of the body’s core temperature,...
Clearing The Snow Away

Clearing The Snow Away

As you opened the front door to go to work, a pile of snow fell back inside and covered your feet. Sound familiar? For many of us who live in a cold climate, snow removal is reality. How we deal with it may be the difference between a serious injury and an...
Lockout Tagout

Lockout Tagout

Anyone who operates, cleans, services, adjusts, and repairs machinery or equipment should be aware of the hazards associated with that machinery. Any powered machinery or electrical equipment that can move in a way that would put people in danger is a hazard that can...

Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal disorders

  Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, or spinal discs. MSDs do not include musculoskeletal injuries that are the direct result of a fall, a struck-by or struck-against event, vehicle...

Floor Finishing

  Workers have been killed and critically injured when they apply coatings to floors in basements and other enclosed areas. Hazards include flash fires, explosions, and asphyxiation. Most coatings contain petroleum products that are extremely flammable. Applying...