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Each week will feature materials on a specific topic. Please download and share the safety materials, podcasts, facts sheets and articles. This week's topic: Risk Reduction

 

 

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How to Avoid These Dangerous and Costly Events

An underground utility strike can be a life threatening and costly event. According to Common Ground Alliance, a national utility industry safety organization, approximately 700,000 underground utility lines are struck annually, causing loss of life and injury, as well as substantial financial damage.

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Insights and Preparation Strategies

Tim Leach and Mark Lillemon, Alliant, discuss the reasons behind OSHA visits to worksites and offers valuable guidance on preparing for unexpected inspections. They shed light on the various scenarios that trigger OSHA inspections, including formal complaints from employees and referrals from non-employers like regulatory sources, building inspectors, EPA and news media reports.

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 In the grain handling industry, grain bin entrapment in confined spaces is a real danger.

How to Reduce Your Risk

In the grain handling industry, grain bin entrapment in confined spaces is a real danger. When a grain storage facility empties, it creates a funnel-shaped flow pattern that can bury a person to the waist in fewer than 10 seconds. A trapped worker could be completely buried in less than one minute, and escape is difficult—if not impossible—because there is no stability while surrounded by moving grain.

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Week 3: Risk Reduction

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