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Electrical Hazards: Don’t Get Shocked, Plan in Advance

Electrical Hazards: Don’t Get Shocked, Plan in Advance

| February 28, 2017

Electricity is ubiquitous and dangerous. It can cause burns, falls, electric shock and even fatal electrocution. The best way to deal with electric shocks is to not get shocked at all. Be careful and be prepared! Inspect all tools, electrical systems and equipment before use. Remove anything damaged or defective from service. Use equipment according […]

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How to Avoid Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

How to Avoid Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

| February 28, 2017

Workplace diseases aren’t just limited to the cold and the flu. Some diseases can also be spread by blood. HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are some of the most concerning of these diseases. Here are some good tips for avoiding occupational exposure to bloodborne diseases. First: plan! Good workplace planning is just as important […]

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Beryllium Exposure Limit and Best Practices

Beryllium Exposure Limit and Best Practices

| February 28, 2017

Beryllium is a light metal commonly used in the aerospace industry, in jewelry (as a component of emeralds), in precision instruments, and in bomb disposal. Beryllium is a hazard to worker health and safety; OSHA estimates that 62,000 workers are potentially exposed to beryllium every year. Its primary risks are berylliosis, a chronic lung disease, […]

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Minimize Hazards of Diesel Fuel Exposure

Minimize Hazards of Diesel Fuel Exposure

| February 28, 2017

Diesel fuel is commonly used in generators, trucks, railway locomotives, and tractors. While it produces fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, diesel exhaust is hazardous to health, as diesel engines emit particulates, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, and sulfur oxides. Diesel exhaust increases the risk of lung cancer, and can cause respiratory irritation, potentially aggravating pre-existing illnesses […]

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Abrasive Blasting Hazards

Abrasive Blasting Hazards

| February 28, 2017

Abrasive blasting is used to smooth and clean rough surfaces. It works by directing a high-velocity stream of an abrasive material, such as sand, crushed walnut shells, glass beads, dry ice, or baking soda, at a surface. First developed in the late 19th century, abrasive blasting is common to remove paint, chemical buildup, or contaminants […]

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Asbestos: A Brief History

Asbestos: A Brief History

| February 21, 2017

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral with incredibly useful properties that have been known since the Roman Empire. Charlemagne had an asbestos tablecloth; King Chosroes II of Persia had an asbestos napkin; and in the 19th and 20th centuries industrial-scale asbestos was used for everything from brake pads to lawn furniture to cement. Asbestos has lots […]

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