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ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge)

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What is ESD? ElectroStatic Discharge is actually electrons jumping from one electrically charged object to other objects. In other words, it is a sudden flow of electricity between two objects caused by contact, such as an electrical short or dielectric breakdown. Both insulators and conductors are sources of it. Two causes of ESD are: 1. Static Electricity – [...]

Outdoor Laborers and Skin Cancer

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The leading cause of skin cancer is…the Sun. No shock there. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. With more than two million people diagnosed annually, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows to wear sunscreen [...]

Memorial Day Safety

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All hail the unofficial start of Summer is upon us. Memorial Day is finally here. Most Americans will spend a part of this weekend honoring those who have served in the Armed Forces. There will be events all over the Nation. There will also be thousands of backyard barbecues, pool parties and weekend warriors enjoying [...]

DIY Projects and Safety

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The economy went downhill and do-it-yourself home improvement projects skyrocketed! Along with the DIY increase, came an alarming increase in ER visits. Many cash strapped people are trying to cut costs and aren’t always properly prepared so it stands to reason that injuries can occur. Instead of hiring a professional in many cases it’s simply cheaper for homeowners to replace their roof or fix the plumbing [...]

Tornado Safety and OSHATOES®

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There are approximately 1,000 tornadoes in the United States annually. That’s more than any other country in the world. You can blame geography if you will. Moist tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico, polar air from Canada and dry air from the Southwestern U.S. collide and, at times,  create  severe thunderstorms capable of producing [...]

National Police Week

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  May 15th is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that it falls in is known as Police Week. At OSHATOES® we care about safety in every form. Therefore, we’d like to dedicate today’s post to Safety Officers everywhere. National Police Week is held in Washington, D.C. with several planned events which honor [...]