March 9th, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday March 09, 2021 Alcohol and drug abuse can be damaging to not only one’s personal life, but to his professional life as well. Alcohol and drug abuse can equally be damaging to employers as much as it is to the abuser. To combat substance abuse, companies should enact thoughtful drug and alcohol policies and regulations. Such abuse can become an expensive problem for the business. Companies needs to weight the cost of the following when deciding whether or not they...

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March 2nd, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday March 02, 2021 Pinch points are hazards that frequently occur in industrial and construction worksites. According to OSHA, a pinch point is defined as “any point other than the point of operation at which it is possible for a part of the body to be caught between the moving parts of a press or auxiliary equipment, or between moving and stationary parts of a press or auxiliary equipment, or between the material and moving part or parts of the press or auxiliary...

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February 23rd, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday February 23, 2021 Working with compressed gases can present unique hazards. Compressed gases have the potential to be flammable, combustive, explosive, corrosive, and/or poisonous. Compressed gasses must be used with proper care to prevent these reactions from occuring. The following identifies some key guidelines on storage, identification, inspection, handling, and transportation that will help prevent hazardous accidents from occurring. Storage Always store...

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February 9th, 2021

Cogbill Safety Tuesday February 09, 2021 The 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, 2021 Injury 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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