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The Hazards of Confined Spaces

April 24, 2017

If you work in the industrial field, you’ve probably heard dozens of stories about worker fatalities due to falls, toxic atmospheres, and uncontrolled energy. All of these incidents, and more, can ... Read More

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Fall Protection Inspections and Re-Certifications

March 20, 2017

It may seem like selection and installation are the most important components of safe, effective fall protection equipment. While both require much consideration and attention to detail, without a doubt, one of the most crucial aspects of successful fall protection is their inspection. ...Read More

Are Trenches Confined Spaces?

March 13, 2017

If you’ve sat through just about any high school world history class, you’ve probably learned about the trenches in which World War I soldiers spent their long days and gruesome nights. These dirty, smelly trenches usually contained rodents, sewage, and even dead bodies. While trench warfare is no longer a common practice, industrial workers are still required to enter into tight spaces, like trenches, to perform tasks every day. ...Read More

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How to Keep Your SCBA Well-Maintained

February 27, 2017

In Massachusetts in 1993, eleven firefighters faced a fatal accident caused by less than adequate equipment. Although the individuals were suited with SCBAs, some of the apparatuses had older straps which were not flame-resistant. Given that the straps were not fire-resistant, they melted and released, resulting in an unfortunate fate for the firefighters. New technologies, however, allow for increased safety even in hazardous environments. ...Read More

Top 3 Causes of Equipment Wear-and-Tear & How to Combat Them

February 20, 2017

Calculating the depreciation of a fixed asset can help you determine the cost of an item over its lifespan. There are multiple ways to calculate depreciation, but essentially all you need to know is your asset’s purchasing price, salvage value, depreciable cost, and lifespan. You probably have an accounting department to configure these calculations for you, but the fact of the matter is that everyone in your organization must acknowledge depreciation because every asset depreciates. ...Read More