Monthly Archives: April 2016

Toolbox Talk: Caring For Your Back

“OUCH!!! Why did I try to lift that much weight on my own?” Did you ever ponder those words after you hoisted something heavy, or lifted from an awkward position? These incidents are well known causes of back strain, but you might not … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Being Mentally Prepared for Emergencies

Would you know what to do if an emergency occurred while you were on the job? Do you know what actions to take if a co-worker was seriously injured, a fire ignited, or a structure collapsed? Are you prepared to react? Emergencies and disasters … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Power Tool Safety Tips

Portable power tools are one of the greatest time and energy savers around. Since they’re so readily available and useful, we tend to forget that they’re powered, and have the potential to amputate, break bones, electrocute, and kill. Some of the serious accidents using … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: A Refresher on GFCIs

The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, or GFCI, is a fast-acting circuit breaker that senses small imbalances in an electrical circuit caused by the electrical current leaking to ground. If this imbalance occurs, the GFCI shuts off the electricity within a fraction of a second. … Continue reading

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