February 9th, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday February 09, 2021The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that any hauler of goods operating in interstate commerce must comply with their standards of cargo securement. Unsecured cargo can be dangerous and lead to cargo damage, vehicle/trailer damage, car accidents, loss of load, or even loss of life. Keep the following tips in mind to keep you and your load safe in transit on a flatbed truck:1. Work with your co-workers and help each...

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February 2nd, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday February 02, 2021Injury can occur on any job site or office setting, be it minor or major. As such, all employees should be trained on basic first aid so as to limit the adverse effects of an injury, and even save human life. The following are some basic first aid points to keep in mind when a workplace injury occurs:Bleeding: When a cut occurs, steps must be immediately taken to stop the bleeding. Direct pressure should be applied to the wound with a sterile...

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January 26th, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday January 26th, 2021Injuries resulting from improper lifting are one of the most common injuries in all workplaces. According to OSHA, back injuries account for about one in every five work-related injuries. Back injuries can take you out of work and lead to permanent damage. However, back injuries while performing manual lifting can be fully prevented.Keep the following in mind when needing to perform a lift of any size:Plan your lifts. Use lift-assist...

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January 19th, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday January 19th, 2021Scaffolding: When not properly built or used, the potential for falls and collapse are high. Ladders and Stairways: Slips, trips, and falls are a major source of construction injuries. Trenching: Trench collapses causes dozens of fatalities and hundreds of injuries each year. Cranes: The most common crane injuries are a worker being struck by an overhead load or caught within the crane’s swing radius. Hazard Communication: Failure...

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January 12th, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday January 12th, 2021In the Metal Fabrication Industry, safety is the most important element of your job. If you are not cautious and follow good safety practices, injury, or even death, can easily occur. Keep in mind the following general fabrication shop safety practices to keep you and others safe.1. Wear appropriate PPE for your jobGlasses/Face shield Appropriate Footwear (ex: Steel Toe Boots) Gloves (ex: Rubber, Leather, Welding, Etc.) Long...

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