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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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Injury Incident Pyramid

Many of us know about the Incident Pyramid already, but some of the newer employees may not. This pyramid is nothing more than a representation of the statistics about injuries. Year after year, industry after industry, injuries statistically fall into this pyramid, from bottom to top. Near Misses: Unsafe Acts are the bottom of the […]

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Walking Near Moving Equipment

Troy, Ohio: A 20-year-old landscaper died instantly when a Bobcat loader ran over him as he walked beside it. A coroner’s jury ruled that Sean Creath’s death on April 18 was an accident. Creath was walking closely along side the Bobcat when its track caught his shoe and pulled him underneath. The operator had less […]

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