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Diesel Exhaust Alert

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Diesel engines are commonly used to power heavy-duty vehicles, heavy equipment, and other machinery found in the construction, mining, transportation, and agriculture industries among others. The exhaust from these engines contains a mixture of gases in addition to fine particles that can create potential health hazards if not properly cared for and controlled. OSHA has [...]

Dogs on Deployment

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  OSHATOES® is dedicating today’s post in support of the military! There are many resources available to families when a loved one is deployed. Immediate and extended family and friends give support to the spouses, children, and parents left behind. Entire communities have been known to step up and care for the homes and maintain the [...]

8 Sports Safety Tips

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  Spring has finally arrived. Mornings are cool. Afternoons are warm. The weather is perfect for some Springtime Sports. With sports, comes potential injuries and now is a terrific time to talk Safety. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 million children between the ages of 6 and 18 years will sign up with a [...]

Spring has Sprung

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                    Spring has officially arrived and after a long, long, long, long Winter, it is a very welcome sight! But before you crank that mower and ready up the blower, you need to do a little safety prep. Because we do the same thing year after year, it may take on an air of redundancy. [...]

Erin Go Bragh

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Erin Go Bragh = Ireland Forever In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, OSHATOES® thought it would be neat to look at workplace safety in Ireland. So throw on something green and let’s dive in! The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has responsibility for the administration and enforcement of health and safety in the place of work. [...]

Utility Box Knife Safety

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Practically every home or workplace has at least one utility box knife, also known as a box cutter or safety knife. When used properly, utility box knives are great tools to have on hand. It’s the improper use that often gets us into trouble. When used incorrectly or carelessly, utility box knives can cause simple [...]