Tag Archives: MN OSHA

Falls from ladders can be fatal

Spring has arrived and with it construction season, and home repair season.  Ladders and falls from height do not discriminate between work activities and home activities, or what season it is.  When you think of it, how many people do … Continue reading

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Minnesota AWAIR Program

Minnesota has a requirement that certain industries must have “A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction”(AWAIR) program.  This program serves as the basis for a good safety programs.  The program spells out: General policy statement about safety:  what are the company’s … Continue reading

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Minnesota AWAIR Program List Updated

Minnesota has published the proposed changes to the AWAIR (A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction) program.  Every two years MN/OSHA reviews the list of industries required to have an AWAIR program. Some of the industries that were added to the … Continue reading

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Chainsaw & Tree Trimming Safety Videos

Spring is early this year.  With it comes spring clean up and tree trimming.  If you have employees felling or clearing trees or using chainsaws it is a good time to remind them about chainsaw safety.  OSHA has several QuickCards–short … Continue reading

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GHS Arrives

As of June 1, 2015, material safety data sheets will be no more! But they aren’t quite disappearing entirely. They’re undergoing a name change and a major revamping. They’ll be called Safety Data Sheets instead. Chemical labels will change, too. … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Local Emphasis Programs

OSHA lists their local emphasis programs on their enforcement website.    These are the areas of focus for each region.  Minnesota and Wisconsin are part of Region V.  The emphasis areas for our region are: powered industrial vehicles, building renovation/rehabilitation, primary … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: OSHA Consultation

Helped a client with an OSHA Consultation visit today. You can invite OSHA to come in and review your workplace and records/programs. It can be useful, but we recommend having a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. And … Continue reading

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Minnesota Safety Conference

The Minnesota Safety Conference is this week:  Wednesday through Friday.  CHESS will be at the expo, booth 206, on Wednesday and Thursday.  Stop by and see us.  We hope to post updates from the conference and information about any new … Continue reading

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Reporting near mishaps

The more incidents that occur that result in no injury or equipment damage, or only minor damage, the greater the likelihood of a serious incident occurring. One way to identify hazards is for employees to report near mishaps.  By tracking … Continue reading

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Minnesota Safety Conference May 11-13

Early registration is available now through April 19 for the Minnesota Safety Conference.  CHESS will again be exhibiting, so be sure to visit us at Booth 206 in the Expo Hall. We have a very limited number of passes to … Continue reading

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