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Happy Thanksgiving

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  Today, a majority of Americans are giving thanks. It all began with the Pilgrims and Native Americans and was a celebration held to give thanks for the blessing of a bountiful harvest from the preceding year. Today, Thanksgiving is a time to show our gratitude and give thanks for ALL of our blessings. OSHATOES® is proud to share a few [...]

Thankful for Quality Safety Products

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  Thankfulness is defined as : Feeling gratitude: feeling or expressing gratitude. Glad about something: glad or relieved about something. Aware and appreciative of a benefit; grateful. Conscious of benefit received   Quality is defined as : A high level of value or excellence. A distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute. High grade; superiority; excellence. Standard: the [...]

Blue-Collar Workers

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Blue-collar workers are often referred to as the “meat and potatoes” of the workforce, and with good reason. These hardworking, hands-on employees have long been considered the backbone of most industrialized countries. The blue-collar worker is generally someone who earns an hourly wage in a manual labor job that requires work of a physical nature. [...]

Diabetic Foot Pain

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  November 2013 is Diabetes Awareness Month. To honor our many customers with diabetes, OSHATOES® is dedicating today’s post to the diabetic foot. As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes is no laughing matter. Those who have it can attest. Diabetes may cause severe health issues such as; heart disease, [...]

Industrial Hygiene

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  Industrial Hygiene is defined as the art and science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental stressors in, or arising from, the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well being of workers and members of the community. These stressors are divided into the categories biological, chemical, physical, [...]

Grinders and Eye Protection

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  Grinding steel is serious business. Dangerously serious. Equipment should always be properly checked before use. Routine maintenance is a must but you can’t stop there. Eye protection is a necessary component. Are you doing everything you can to protect your eyes? The U.S. Department of Labor reports an average of approximately 1,000 workplace eye [...]