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Pressure Washer Safety

Pressure washers are a common tool used in our industry and are often taken for granted, resulting in injury to workers.  Here is a list of common safety questions about pressure washers and the answers that may save you from…

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Complacency

Webster’s Dictionary defines complacency as: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. Complacency is perhaps one of the biggest problems we face in completing our day to day tasks. We are “used” to things being a…

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Pinch Point Safety

Workplace Injuries May Occur When a Body Part Gets Caught in a Pinch Point  A pinch point is a place where it’s possible for a body part to be caught: Between moving machine parts; Between moving and stationary machine parts;…

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Personal Responsibility for Safety

Although Procon has extensive safety standards, processes and procedures in place to keep us safe, serious accidents and dangerous events can occur at any time unless we continue to maintain consistent focus. Personal Responsibility for Safety is about each one…

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Lockout/Tagout – Forms of Hazardous Energy

Lockout/Tagout procedures apply when we perform servicing or maintenance on certain pieces of equipment or machinery. Most of us recognize that electricity is the primary source of hazardous energy we face, but it’s certainly not the only one. Here is…

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Workplace Safety

Understand the risks. Once you know the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you can take steps to reduce your risk of work-related injury or illness. Reduce workplace stress. Common causes include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and…

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Hydration at Work

There are many benefits to being well hydrated and when we’re busy at work, it’s important to make sure we drink plenty of water throughout the day.  Being dehydrated can have a negative effect on our alertness and concentration at…

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Gas Cylinders

Oxygen, Acetylene, Argon, Air, LPG, Nitrogen, and other gasses are found in metal cylinders on most every mine site. These portable containers, used for transporting and storing compressed gasses, can cause serious injuries. If used incorrectly, gas cylinders can cause…

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Wrenches

Wrenches seem simple and safe. Yet why do they cause so many accidents? Why wrenches cause accidents The answer is that either the correct type of wrench isn’t used or improper use of the wrench causes it to slip. The…

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