It is estimate that there are nearly 25,000 chainsaw accidents every year in the United States. On average, chainsaw accidents require 110 stitches and will set you back thousands of dollars in medical bills. If used properly they can be an excellent asset to your employees and business.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides a QuickCard that can be placed with your chainsaws as reminders on how to appropriately and safely use them.
A few highlights from the QuickCard:
- Start the saw on the ground or on another...
Every year there are nearly half a million workers exposed to asphalt fumes. Asphalt which is often used in roofing, siding, paving, and concrete work produces a fume when being applied. There are several negative side effects including but not limited to headaches, skin rashes, fatigue, irritation of the eyes and throat, skin cancer, and coughs.
Any workers who are exposed to asphalt fumes should recognize the dangers and know what to use to prevent any symptoms of exposure. The best combatant against asphalt fumes is using the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
A free copy of the
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has published their Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction.
The 103 page document is provided free and can be distributed throughout your workplace or with others without permission.
You can view the manual in your browser here. For more information you can contact
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With each job and profession comes certain tasks that are often repetitive or done multiple times. Because of this OSHA provides employers with what are called "QuickCards" that can be placed with equipment, in tool boxes, or in visible areas around the office.
The are provided with the intent that they will be available for reminders on safety and health regulations. To the right you can see an example of a QuickCard on aerial lifts.
The cards provide basic safe work practices and OSHA's contact information. Even the most experienced workers can and...