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$afety Pays!

In manufacturing as in most businesses, every dollar counts. And putting those dollars towards new safety initiatives might not be a top priority. Who needs another expense in these economic times? But money spent on safety is often an investment that improves the bottom line. Here’s why: Employers across the United States pay almost $1…

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Say what? I can’t hear you…

Nearly half (46%) of manufacturing workers have been exposed to hazardous noise levels at some point during their employment, according to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Equipment such as rotors, power tools, stators, gears, fans, impact processes and electrical machinery can all generate significant amounts of noise, which can negatively affect employees’ hearing. Prolonged…

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Look Out Below – Avoiding Falling Object Hazards

Manufacturing work can be hazardous under any circumstances, but when other work is being done overhead there’s a new dimension of risk. Here’s a quick rundown of guidelines to avoid injury from falling or flying objects in a manufacturing facility. The first and best idea is to arrange schedules so that when overhead work is…

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