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“An Unprotected Trench is an Early Grave”

Despite regulations and hundreds of fatalities, employees still work in unprotected trenches.   OSHA has had a trench emphasis for years, with many documented cases of inspectors pulling workers out of a trench to educate them about the hazards, only to … Continue reading

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Work Zone Safety

Construction season has officially started.  Every day more than two workers are killed in work zones in the US. If you are driving:  don’t be distracted.  Leave the cell phone alone.  Pay attention.  Be alert for work zones and keep … Continue reading

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OSHA Fatalities

In 2008 there were 65 work related fatalities in Minnesota.  While that number is down from 2007, that is still 65 people who never went home to their families.  Transportation related accidents make up the highest percentage of work related … Continue reading

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