How To Spot Counterfeit Electrical

Brett Brenner

Brett Brenner, Electrical Safety Foundation Int’l Details. Counterfeit electrical products are a shock and fire hazard. Brett Brenner of ESFI, the Electrical Safety Foundation International, tells about fake wiring, breakers and switches. Building owners and electrical installers are often shocked to hear their new electrical installations include counterfeit components. Learn how to avoid these safety time-bombs. Dan Clark interviews Brett about electrical parts in the United States, and worldwide. Counterfeits are many times 50% of …

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Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down – Pt 2

Matt McNicholas, OSHA Safety And Health Specialist Details. Fall prevention. Employers have a huge obligation to prevent injuries and deaths. Matt McNicholas, CSP, of OSHA, details the second annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down, designed to create fall awareness. The nationwide event is May 4-15, 2015. In this podcast, Matt describes the three main responsibilities of an employer: Planning ahead to get the job done safely; providing the right equipment; training the exposed employees on how …

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Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down – Pt 1

Dr. Christine Branche of NIOSH Details. Fall prevention. That’s the reason for the Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down. NIOSH’s Dr. Christine Branche describes 2015’s two week event, May 4-15. Employers should stop work at construction sites to explain fall prevention policies with workers. In this interview, Dr. Branche details the awful statistics on injury and death due to workplace falls in the United States. She also describes the Stand-Down history, and the cooperation between government agencies …

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5 Ways to Motivate Employees

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It’s a common issue facing employers of all industries: “How do we motivate our staff?” The reason it’s so common is because there is no clear answer or perfect solution to the puzzle that is, motivation. Its no secret that a motivated employee is an incredibly valuable asset to your organization. They are more productive, engaged and in tune with the culture of the organization. As you might imagine, employers are continuously looking for ways …

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Spill Prevention and Cleanup

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Spills are a part of life. Whether it’s a glass of water on the kitchen, your hot coffee on your lap as you drive to work, or the oil on the warehouse floor, spills can occur at a moments notice and can lead to serious injuries– especially at the workplace. At home or work, spills should always be taken serious. Spills can lead to a variety of consequences. There is a high chance of a …

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Respiratory Protection 101

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What you need to know: Respiratory 101 Respirators are a worker’s first line of defense against areas with insufficient oxygen, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. Without the proper protection, these can all lead to fatal situations. Workers that have been exposed to these hazards have suffered from lung impairment, diseases, cancer, and even death in some instances. OSHA estimates that nearly 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 …

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AED Training is Important

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A sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of deaths in the U.S. Each year, over 350,000 people will experience a cardiac rest. The scary thing is they can happen to anyone, at anytime, without notice. As of now, the only effective treatment for restoring regular heart rhythm during a sudden cardiac arrest is an automated external defibrillators (AED). It’s an easy to use device that actually requires no medical background to use, …

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February is American Heart Month

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The path to a healthy life is not always one that is marked with a clear direction and Google Maps to assist you when you get lost. Our temptations can often get the best of us and we sometimes need a caution sign or two, to get us back on the right path. This month is the American Heart Month and it’s designed to do just that. Unfortunately, heart disease is the number one cause …

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Why You Need an Industrial Label Maker — Today!

Regardless of what type of business you operate, chances are pretty high that you need some kind of labeling system. The difference is, of course, how you obtain your labels. Industrial label makers have shown time and time again to save organizations money and time, yet still, many opt to outsource their labeling needs. Labels are a source of identification that allow businesses to clearly identify where and what things are. They are the ultimate …

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OSHA Update: Winter Storms

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Winter storms continue in much of the U.S. Americans across much of the U.S. are wondering when, if ever, temperatures will return back to the norm. The polar vortex that seems to be paralyzing just about everywhere east of the Mississippi, has caused havoc and chaos among many who are simply not prepared for this type of weather. Winter storms come and go, but few have the impact of the recent wave of storms. In …

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