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Protect workers from the 5 most common hazards of MIG welding

A 48-year-old shipyard welder was welding on a barge that was undergoing renovation, working from an elevating work platform. A pinhole leak developed in the hydraulic lines on the lift, and the escaping hydraulic oil was ignited by sparks from the welding operation. The worker was taken to a burn unit, but later died.

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Identify the 5 most common hazards of MIG welding

Whether you’re a large, heavy equipment manufacturer with a stable of experienced welders or a small job shop where welding equipment is used infrequently, odds are you use the same type of equipment: a metal inert gas (MIG) welder.

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Deadly Lockout/Tagout Mistakes, Part 2: Where’s the Power?

A 26-year-old knitting machine operator needed to make an adjustment to the machine. The machine had interlocks that stopped it when its safety gate was opened—but the interlocks were easily disabled, and the worker simply stuck a needle in the “on” button so that he could open the gates and adjust the machine while it was running. The worker was crushed to death by moving parts within the knitting machine.

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Are Your Workers Making These Deadly Lockout/Tagout Mistakes?

A 52-year-old welder was removing a jammed piece of metal from the hydraulic door of a scrap metal shredder but did not de-energize and lock out the shredder first. He also failed to release the residual hydraulic energy in the system and block the door open.

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Wellness Training on Thanksgiving Leftovers Safety

For some people, leftovers are the best part of the Thanksgiving dinner. But those leftovers can be deadly if not handled properly. In today’s Advisor, we give valuable information you can use to train employees on how to deal with leftovers safely.

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Have Your Workers Take Safety Home for the Holidays

Off-the-job injuries and fatalities cost the country more than $500 billion, and cost employers more than 200 million lost workdays each year, according to the National Safety Council. And the holidays can be especially damaging, with the upswing in holiday travel and other holiday-related activities.

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A Strong Finish to This Year, A Strong Start to Next

Yesterday, we talked about some ways in which you can evaluate what you’ve done in 2014 and use it to position yourself well for whatever you might encounter in 2015. Today, we’ll take a look ahead to the coming year and think about what you can do now to prepare. 

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A strong finish to the year

There’s just one month left in 2014. How has it gone, health- and safetywise? Have you accomplished any significant goals? Encountered any significant roadblocks? Experienced significant personal or professional growth? Here are some things you can do to finish the year strong and go into 2015 with a running start.  

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What’s the Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring?

’Tis the season for basketball, football, and hockey, so many of us are busy watching coaches roam the sidelines on the court, field, or rink. In today’s Advisor, Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, CT, USA, coaches US on the differences between coaching and mentoring. Or does she mentor us? At any rate, read on for valuable information from Dr. Weinberger …

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When It Comes to Hand Protection, the Gloves Are Off … and On

Yesterday, we looked at the range of hazards workers can put their hands into. Today, let’s look at some strategies for controlling hand hazards.

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