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8 Tips On Ladder Safety

If you or your employees use ladders on the job it is important to follow these eight common sense rules for ladder safety. OSHA estimates that there are 24,882 injuries and as many as 36 fatalities per year as a result of  falls on stairways and ladders used in construction.  Almost 50% of the injuries […]

11May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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6 Best Management Practices to Prevent Storm Water Runoff Pollution.

Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most stormwater discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by an NPDES permit. The primary method […]

8May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Spill Kit Tips for Your Business

To determine what type of spill kit you need, first make a list of the liquids used at your location. If you had a spill, would it be on land, water or could it be both? It would be a costly mistake not to have the proper spill kits on hand.  Custom spill kits are […]

7May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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What is Hazardous Waste?

There are two ways that waste is determined to be hazardous waste. 1) What the federal and/or state regulations determine as hazardous is considered hazardous waste. These are specific chemicals that are listed by the agencies involved. 2) Secondly, materials that are designated as “Characteristic Hazardous Wastes” by having one or more of the following […]

7May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Back Injuries.The Number One Workplace Safety Problem.

Back injuries are considered by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as the #1 workplace safety problem in the United States. Back injuries can be: * Very painful for the employee; * An injury that can last long term or be a lifetime disability; * Very expensive to treat or diagnose How to avoid […]

24Apr2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Oil Spill Cleanup Solutions For Boat Owners

Just one quart of oil can create an oil slick larger then two acres in diameter.  One gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel can contaminate a million gallons of water. You can see why it is important to contain petroleum products due to the negative effect they have on the marine environment. Marine pollution can […]

23Apr2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How Ergonomics Can Improve the Bottom Line.

If work is performed in awkward postures or with excessive effort, fatigue and discomfort may be the result. Under these conditions muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels can be damaged. Injuries of this type are known as musculoskeletal disorders, or MSDs. MSDs can increase the cost of doing business both directly and indirectly. Direct […]

21Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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8 Tips on Writing a Good Housekeeping Plan.

One of the most important factors in accident and injury prevention is practicing good housekeeping. When work areas are orderly and clean, workers can do their job more efficiently. A good housekeeping program will result in both immediate and long range results. There will be less tripping, slipping, bumping and dropping. You can lower your […]

31Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How the Clean Water Act affects all businesses, big and small.

The Clean Water Act, established by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is a must read and must know for every business owner. As a business owner it is your responsibility to make sure you follow the rules and regulations of the EPA Clean Water Act to keep our waters safe, and, according to the Clean […]

31Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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What are Nonpoint Source Pollution and Best Management Practices?

What is Nonpoint Source Pollution? Nonpoint source pollution is generated from land runoff resulting from precipitation. As the runoff moves over the land surface, it picks up and carries away natural and manmadepollutants and deposits them into waterways, wetlands and ground water. Human activity can dramatically increase nonpoint source pollution potential. Why is nonpoint source […]

26Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued