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Tech Bulletins

Tech Bulletin: Be a Cold Weather Safety Champion

Thank goodness it’s not as cold in Ohio as it is in PyeongChang. While winter Olympians train in freezing conditions to prep them for cold weather performance, you can prepare by being informed. Knowing common cold stress injuries is key to keeping workers...

Tech Bulletin: Silica Safety Tool Box Talk

They say nothing in life is free. Whoever the proverbial they is - surely hasn’t met Safex. Today we’re sharing something for free—a tool box talk about silica. Feel free to use this video on your job site as a starting point for silica safety education....

Tech Bulletin: Silica Table 1

Quartz, cristobalite, and tridymite walk into a bar...  Sorry, we haven't figured out the punchline yet, but now that we have your attention, it's time to talk about silica.   If you aren't already aware, OSHA is now enforcing most provisions of its...

Extension Cord Safety Tech Bulletin

Tech Bulletin: Extension Cord Safety Extension Cords Mr. Mustard, in the library with an extension cord. Yep, an extension cord can kill and cause destruction. Exposed wiring. Missing ground prongs. Bad placement. Daisy chaining. Take your pick - all are common...

Traffic Safety: Traffic Control Plans and Training

Traffic safety can be confusing for everyone – even the CSPs at Safex! That’s why we called in a local expert and our friend, Mr. Parr Peterson, of the Paul Peterson Company, to help us better understand safety on the roads! During our interview, Mr. Peterson discussed a lot of details revolving around pre-planning traffic and road work. Major points, aspects or elements? included traffic control plans, the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (or OMUTCD for short), and municipalities that require traffic control plans.

Scaffolding – What You Need To Know

Scaffolding…what’s that? A scaffold is an elevated temporary work surface that supports employees or materials. What are the different types? Suspended Scaffolds: A plaform suspended from overhead. Supported Scaffolds: One or more platforms supported by poles, legs,...

Working with Concrete: Hazards and Resolutions

Searching for tool box talk content? Look no further than Safex On Demand, our membership resource for all things safety, including even more resources on silica safety.   Working with Concrete: Hazards and ResolutionsCovering the Basics: With...

Let’s Talk About Heat Exposure

Who’s in the Hot Seat? Lots of people are exposed to heat on the job, either outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Factors like high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities can...

Let’s Talk Cranes and Rigging!

Whoa! First things first… Don’t just jump into that crane and start driving! OSHA 1926.1427: Operator Qualifications and Certifications says that employers must ensure that operators are qualified or certified before operating any equipment. So how do I get legit? You...

Let’s Talk Silica

Silica is a major component of sand, rock, and mineral ores—materials that are used on job sites all over the world. Respirable crystalline silica refers to airborne particles containing the minerals quartz, cristobalite, and/or tridymite that can be inhaled.