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Health Hazards of Asbestos

The presence of asbestos in building and automotive materials can be a hazard to lung health. Heavily regulated by OSHA and the EPA, it’s especially important for employers to reduce risk to their employees of exposure to asbestos. What is it? Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers chrysotile,

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The Dangers of Trench Foot

Trench foot occurs when an individual spending long periods of time in cold, wet, conditions. It is a type of tissue damage and can lead to swelling, pain, and other disturbances in the feet. If left untreated, trench foot can lead more serious injury to the skin, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. Therefore, it is

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The Dangers of Cold Temperature

We have already touched on some of the hazards that come with Winter, which you can read more about here, but it is important that we continue to do in-depth discussions about winter hazards. High winds are only one of the dangers that come with Winter, but the silent danger is the cold temperature. Both

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Falling, The Leading Cause of Deaths on The Job Site

There are plenty of safety hazards when it comes to the job site, but one of the leading causes of fatalities on the job site is due to workers falling.  With winter right around the corner, we feel there is no better time to review safety procedures when working from heights and how to prevent

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High Winds and the Danger They Present

With Winter right around the corner, we must discuss the dangers not only cold temperatures bring, but also about the dangers high winds present. High winds can cause serious injuries on the job site. Either by causing someone to slip or by knocking an object over, the possibilities are endless, unless proper procedures are put

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Treating Burns on the Jobsite

It should be obvious that the job site can be a dangerous place. With the numerous amount of activities taking place at once, it should be no surprise that injuries can occur if people are not careful. One of the most dangerous injuries to occur on the job site are burns. When a fire breaks

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