Toolbox Talk: Equipment safety, pt 1

This week’s toolbox talk is geared towards equipment safety. We’re going to focus on Aerial Lifts today. We came across this great discussion and worksheet and wanted to make it available to our visitors as well. Feel free to grab the PDF and let us know what you think. We’re always here to help with […]

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Toolbox Talk: OSHA Standards

Here’s a great toolbox talk worksheet to help guide you the next time you’re looking to talk to your team members about their PPE (personal protection equipment). This week we’re offering one specifically on Hand Protection and Harsh Chemicals. Let us know if you enjoy these and how we can better serve your needs when […]

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Staying safe in cold weather

Despite our mild winter this year, we have still had some chilly, frigid days. And with them comes the risk of frostbite–otherwise referred to as cold stress. In today’s Toolbox Talk we offer a few suggestions and tips of the trade for staying warm and safe if you have to work outside on cold winter […]

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Workplace Safety -- who's job is it?

Safety in the workplace is a big deal–we all hear stories all the time of workers who are killed or injured due to negligence and a failure to follow the safety rules. While it is an Employer’s job to make sure that they provide a good work environment and offer comprehensive training on all equipment […]

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DAX Certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

Jeff Pollard, DAX President, announced the company was certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business by the Small Business Administration in conjunction with Veteran Affairs.

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Bad Habits

From THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on August 20, 2009 NEWPORT NEWS — Newport News police say a construction worker was fatally injured after he was run over by piece of heavy equipment.The victim was identified by police as 34-year-old Kirk Patrick Giezey of Hampton. They said he was riding on the scoop portion of a front-end […]

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Different Controls on Similar Equipment

In British Columbia an experienced tractor operator was constructing a road using a downhill bulldozing technique. About two hours later, he was found out of the tractor at the bottom of the slope. Also at the bottom of the slope was the tractor, lying on its side. The operator had been fatally crushed when the […]

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Expect the Unexpected

From the Kalamazoo Gazette on November 24, 2008 OTSEGO – A worker at an Otsego company was killed and two other employees were injured Monday in an industrial accident, according to the Otsego Police Department. The incident occurred at about 10:10 a.m. at Mill Assist Services, 141 N. Farmer St. It appears three workers were […]

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Getting Plenty of Sleep

Getting plenty of sleep is a very important part of your personal safety. Most people need 7.5-8.5 hours of sleep each 24-hour day. Sleep loss built up slowly over several nights can be as harmful as sleep loss in one night. Both produce a decline in performance such as slower reaction times, failure to respond […]

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Three Point Technique

Slips, trips and falls account for 20 percent of work injuries. This totals 13 million injuries per year. Climbing into and out of mobile equipment presents a common exposure to slips and falls. Inclement weather, greasy or broken steps, grab handles and the rush of the work day make this a serious exposure. The three-point […]

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