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Worker Details Chemical Inhalation Incident

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the eme...

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the emergency room for headaches, nausea, and other ailments.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 14, 2019
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SAIF Leader Rises to Construction Challenges

Knowing she’s making a difference in the lives of workers is what motivates Melissa Diede. The senior safety management consultant and construction...

Knowing she’s making a difference in the lives of workers is what motivates Melissa Diede. The senior safety management consultant and construction safety manager at SAIF Corporation shares what it’s like in her profession and how important safety is for employers and employees alike.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 28, 2019
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128 Years Strong, E.M. Duggan Thrives on Safety

E.M. Duggan is a fifth-generation, family owned mechanical contracting business in Massachusetts. For 128 years, the company has been long respecte...

E.M. Duggan is a fifth-generation, family owned mechanical contracting business in Massachusetts. For 128 years, the company has been long respected for its expertise in plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and service. It recently won contractor of the year.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 04, 2019
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East Kentucky Power Amplifies Safety

Safety has risen to a whole new level at East Kentucky Power Cooperative. The power company says that boosting its safety program has changed its w...

Safety has risen to a whole new level at East Kentucky Power Cooperative. The power company says that boosting its safety program has changed its work culture and productivity for the better. The results of their safety journey are encouraging, which has earned EKPC an award.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 20, 2019
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Ghirardelli's Secret Recipe: Staying Lean

Imagine a chocolate manufacturing world, where production lines are running smoothly. It's a world of pure reality at Ghirardelli's facility in Cal...

Imagine a chocolate manufacturing world, where production lines are running smoothly. It's a world of pure reality at Ghirardelli's facility in California. All the tools workers need are there when they need them. Operators are engaged and looking out for hazards and risks.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2019
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A Talk with Oregon OSHA

Aaron Corvin is the Department of Consumer and Business Services Oregon OSHA Public Information Officer, located in Graphic Products’ home state of...

Aaron Corvin is the Department of Consumer and Business Services Oregon OSHA Public Information Officer, located in Graphic Products’ home state of Oregon. We sat down with Corvin to chat about Oregon’s most cited OSHA standards and an informative video on what to expect in an OSHA inspection.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 05, 2018
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Oil Rig Manager Talks Mastering Safety Challenges

It's a safety manager's job to help keep workers informed and well trained. Anyone who works on an oil rig, from roustabouts to drillers, needs to...

It's a safety manager's job to help keep workers informed and well trained. Anyone who works on an oil rig, from roustabouts to drillers, needs to be constantly up to speed on best practices and safety. It is up to oil rig managers to help ensure smooth operations through leadership.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 03, 2018
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Five Questions with Alamodome Maintenance Manager Eric Duncan

The Alamodome is a five-tier stadium in the center of San Antonio, Texas. As well as holding pro soccer matches, NFL football games, and WWE, it's...

The Alamodome is a five-tier stadium in the center of San Antonio, Texas. As well as holding pro soccer matches, NFL football games, and WWE, it's the home field for the UTSA Roadrunners (college football), and will host the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four. Eric Duncan is a manager who ensures safety.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published September 08, 2016
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Donnie Johnson: Story of an Arc Flash Survivor

An arc flash explosion on August 12, 2004 changed Donnie Johnson's life. The husband and father of two suffered third-degree burns down to the musc...

An arc flash explosion on August 12, 2004 changed Donnie Johnson's life. The husband and father of two suffered third-degree burns down to the muscle on both arms and hands, and second-degree burns to his face, head, and neck.


BY KELSEY RZEPECKI | Published August 11, 2016