Whole-Body Vibration Hazards

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3 min read Whole-body vibration is dangerous for workers, but OSHA has no standard on vibration limitation. Hear what safety managers can do to reduce worker risk. An employee sitting, standing or reclining on a vibrating machine or vehicle is susceptible to WBV, whole-body vibration. It can affect vision, the bones, joints and the gut. In this podcast, Dan Clark describes what is known, and much of what is not know about WBV. It’s valuable advice for the …

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Halo Light For Hard Hats

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3 min read The Halo Light makes sure workers are visible at night. It’s not just for highway crews. The light is great anytime workers and vehicles mix in the dark. Hear about the safety advantages of the work light that fits over a hard hat. It shoots out light 360° so drivers can see a worker who is a quarter-mile away. In just over a year, The Halo Light has won industry respect, winning 12 safety awards. …

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Finally! Compare OSHA Standards State To State

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2 min read OSHA standards vary state to state. For the first time, a database accurately compares state and federal OSHA laws and regulations. On a website. For free. In additional to federal OSHA standards, 25 states have their own OSHA laws and regulations. This complicates compliance. In this podcast, hear how two non-government entities compiled all U.S. and state health and safety laws. The information is easily compared by various categories and jurisdictions. The information free to …

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Slash Diesel Exhaust In 9 Ways

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3 min read Diesel exhaust continues to pollute workplaces and kill workers. New research says exposure damages nerves in the lungs. Hear how to slash diesel exhaust. Some types of diesel exhaust contain over 10 times the particles of soot found in gasoline. These soot particles cause cancer. Breathing this exhaust on a regular basis could increase your chances of developing cancer by 40%. In this podcast, Dan Clark offers nine ways to lower or eliminate diesel exhaust. …

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Chemicals And Hearing Loss

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2 min read Chemicals that cause hearing loss are called OTOTOXIC substances. Hear how to protect workers from these common industrial chemicals. Loud sounds in the work environment aren’t the only culprit in hearing damage. In this podcast, Dan Clark tackles ototoxic substances, which can march to your inner ear and give it a smack-down. Hear Dan describe the chemicals and metals, and how workers can stay safe around them. Find a link to The National Institute of …

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Airless Tires For Heavy Equipment

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3 min read Airless tires are finally coming to jobsites, where tire punctures are notorious. Now, Michelin is making some available for heavy equipment. Safety improves. Non-pneumatic tires (NPT) have been on the wish list of contractors and industry owners for many years. Light, airless tire choices have been limited to riding lawn mowers and golf carts. In this podcast, Dan Clark tells of the Tweel, now in production from Michelin. The Tweel is a rubber tread tire …

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Mine Safety

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3 min read Mining companies and miners must always be involved with mine safety. The past few generations of miners have had many safety improvements, but more are needed. Companies and miners should prevent cave-ins with proper ground control, including pillar design, roof supports and horizontal stress supports. Confined space fire and explosions can be minimized by keeping flammables isolated and labeled. Fire suppression systems and well-labeled evacuation routes are critical. Electrical mine safety can prevent fires and …

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