October 6th, 2020

Cogbill Safety Tuesday October 6th, 2020Hazardous spills can pollute the air, water, and soil, with the potential to cause harm to people, animals, and the environment. More than 30,000 hazmat incidents are reported every year in the United States. To keep the environment and people safe, companies that handle hazardous solvents, be they construction companies or chemical plants and similar, should develop and implement a proper spill-prevention and response plan, along with training and...

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September 29th, 2020

Cogbill Construction Weekly SafetyTuesday, September 29th, 2020Loss of hearing is a major risk many industrial workers face. Hearing loss due to noise can be only temporary if it is due to short-term noise exposures. However, long term exposures over a period of time increase the chances of permanent damage. In order to protect workers from noise-induced hearing loss, employers should implement a Hearing Conservation Program.According to OSHA, a hearing conservation program is required...

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September 22nd, 2020

Cogbill Construction Weekly Safety Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020Employees may at times be required to use chemical products during the course of their employment. Some chemicals can be harmless, while others can be fatal. Globalization has added another dimension to the problem where different manufacturers and different countries had their own standards to communicate the hazardous effects of their products and how to safely use them. In 2003, the U.N. passed the Globally Harmonized...

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September 16th, 2020

Cogbill Construction Weekly Safety Tuesday, September 15th, 2020Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a naturally occurring gas that is dangerous to your health and has the potential to cause death. H2S can be produced from decaying organic matter such as sewage sludge, liquid manure, sulfur hot springs, and natural gas. Industries that use H2S or it is by-product from processes include: petroleum production and refining, wastewater and sewage treatment, mining, agriculture, textile manufacturing, hot...

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August 18th, 2020

Cogbill Construction Weekly SafetyTuesday, August 18th, 2020Silica is the second most common mineral found in the earth’s crust. It can be found in soil, sand concrete, masonry, rock, granite, landscaping materials, etc. However, when turned into dust, crystalline silica can be extremely dangerous to your health. Breathing in crystalline silica can cause silicosis, which can be disabling or even fatal. In some cases, it takes 15-20 years for the effects to take place. As silicosis...

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