Arc Blast Hierarchy Of Controls

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3 min read Arc blast dangers can be minimized with a Hierarchy Of Controls. Hear the difference between arc flash and arc blast, plus the five methods to prevent them. The surface of the sun is cooler than an arc blast. This explosive electrical hazard can easily kill and injure. In this podcast we present the Hierarchy Of Controls to prevent arc blast: Elimination/Substitution; Engineering Controls; Administrative Controls; Work Practice Controls Personal Protective Equipment. The hearing protection requirement …

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6 Ways To Prevent Workplace Amputations

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3 min read Workplace amputations are in the spotlight at OSHA. They’ve updated their National Emphasis Program on Amputations. Hear about best practices to avoid them. Some industries have over double the number of amputations compared to industry norms. In this podcast, Dan Clark shares six tips to keep workers protected from losing a finger, leg or arm. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) Dan Clark: Your job shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. OSHA’s …

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Wind Energy Safety

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3 min read Wind energy safety is a careful blend of fall protection, electrical hazard awareness and much more. Hear the best practices for working on wind turbines. Working 30 stories up can a challenge for a worker. Add in unpredictable weather, high voltages, fire hazards, and confined space. This dangerous combination is business-as-usual at a wind farm. In this podcast, Dan Clark describes the ways to stay safe when working on and below a wind turbine. TRANSCRIPT: …

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Avoid The Fatal Four

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3 min read Avoid the Fatal Four construction dangers. They kill more workers on job sites than any other. Listen and hear how to avoid them. Over 58% of construction fatalities in 2013 resulted from Caught-in/Between accidents; Electrocutions; Struck-By Object accidents; and Falls. In this podcast, Dan Clark details the statistics from OSHA. Dan also gives tips on what both employers and workers can do to avoid the Fatal Four. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) Dan …

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Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

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2 min read Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or it could be fatal. In this podcast we discuss the importance of not taking shortcuts. Workers and managers should always “do it right” and use lockout-tagout signs and labels. Implementing this element of 5S and visuality will keep workers safe. OSHA requires their use. But LOTO also a good idea. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and …

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Machine Safety At Work

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2 min read Machine safety at work requires constant attention. In our industrial age, there are many moving parts and sharp edges. Listen for tips on machine safety. In this podcast, we review nine rules to keep workers safe around machines. Important issues covered include lockout/tagout, loose clothing; flame resistant clothing, PPE, and more. In the battle of human vs. machine, machines usually win—unless you are careful. Employ good machine safety. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) …

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Lockout-Tagout Systems

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5 min read Lockout-tagout is the #1 cited violation for general industry by OSHA, but they estimate the lockout-tagout standard prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually. LO/TO is being adopted industry-wide and on a global scale as a best practice for increasing facility safety. Locking out machinery that is defective or dangerous due to a malfunction, in a factory or manufacturing facility, is the smartest thing you can do before you perform any kind of maintenance or …

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