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Free-Falling with Style

Falls are usually not a good thing, but they can be purposeful and engineered for safety, such as in gymnastics.  With my daughter involved in the sport I couldn’t help but pay a little extra attention to the Olympic Games in Rio and the gymnastics coverage.  You can’t help but be impressed with the power and heights that both the ...

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Torque wrench safety

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“Tight is tight,” my old shop teacher would say.  “If you overtighten you’ll strip the threads and it’s damaged and can’t be repaired.”   Most of us that have used a wrench have stripped or overtightened something and when that happens, there’s no going back.  The same thing can happen when applying safety—too much, too often, and too strong can cause ...

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Not Satisfied With Your Safety Performance?

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The Value Proposition Losses are not good for business.  Injuries or property damage cost money and threaten sustainability in a number of ways and often result in bad morale, lost productivity, lost customer opportunities, and higher insurance premiums to name a few. Safety performance is a reflection of a company’s efforts to control loss.  Performance can be measured by a ...

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Managing fatigue to prevent injuries

Worker fatigue affects mood, motivation, attention, creativity, resilience, problem solving, and health. It also affects the safety of our coworkers.

Tired of hearing about fatigue management? We are a society of people that are constantly tired and stressed, and we struggle with making good decisions about our nutrition every day. Many of us are so accustomed to living with fatigue that it’s easy to overlook how it affects our safety consciousness and puts us and our co-workers at serious risk. ...

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Workplace safety case lingers

FORT EDWARD – The workplace safety violations case against Hyatt Ball Co. has advanced to the U.S. Department of Labor’s regional Office of the Solicitor. The move comes after the company and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to reach an agreement about how to settle the issue of 48 serious violations of federal workplace safety laws discovered during ...

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Official: Wyoming needs more workplace inspections

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s outgoing epidemiologist for workplace safety says the state needs to hire more workplace safety inspectors and adopt a tougher seat belt law. The job of the state workplace safety epidemiologist is to track and analyze workplace injury statistics. Mack Sewell plans to retire this month after two years in that position. Wyoming had the highest rate ...

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