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March 2016

Ordering Workers to Work Unsafely Can Lead to Jail Time

If employers purposely order workers to perform unsafe tasks and they become injured or killed, not only is the business liable for civil penalties, but owners and employers can be sentenced to prison. Forklift reviews the costs and penalties of forcing employees to perform unsafe tasks, and how cases in the past have led to these consequences. MORE

Welding System Adds Safety for Job Site, Shop Environments

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Lincoln Electric has introduced the Flextec® 350X multiprocess welding power source for all DC wire, SMAW, and GTAW processes and gouging up to 3/16 in. Engineered for outdoor use and harsh environments, this IP23-rated welding machine features fully protected components. reviews the features of this new machine, and how its technology can add safety to job sites by eliminating excess control cables. MORE

Fire Drills: Evaluating Employee Exit Strategies

According to OH&S Magazine, research shows employees tend to ignore fire drills since they are aware that it is not a real fire emergency—it's just a test and easy to dismiss. Learn about the importance of practicing evacuation awareness, and how unannounced fire drills can better prepare employees for actual emergencies. MORE 


Safety Leadership: 8 Principles for Smarter Metrics

Metrics are defined as any set of observations that quantitatively The Campbell Institute and National Safety Council stress the importance of having metrics related to safety performance for manufacturing employees clear and easy to understand. Safety and Health Magazine highlights 8 principles for making measures valid, actionable and easy to communicate. MORE

4C Lens Technology in Select Auto-Darkening Helmets

Lincoln Electric's 4C™ Lens Technology upgrade to Lincoln Electric’s VIKING™ welding helmets provides a filtering lens with the clearest view of the welding puddle on the market today. This new technology reduces eye strain by minimizing the traditional green coloring in the helmet view screen in both active and inactive states. Check out which select helmets are offered with 4C Technology. MORE

Summer Construction Season in Focus

During the upcoming summer months,  construction revs up across much of the country. This means workers facing the attendant hazards of falls from height, noise exposure, hand and foot hazards, and more. OH& provides some great tips on how to summer accidents such as heat exhaustion , chemical exposure and more. MORE 

4C Lens Technology