Many businesses use dumpsters to contain trash until their refuse collection service arrives. A large dumpster can safely hold a lot of waste, but many injuries, slips and falls occur because employees don’t know how to use dumpsters safely. Find out how you can help your staff members stay safe by learning from the five following painful mistakes people sometimes make. Holding the dumpster lid open by hand Most dumpsters have a metal bar attached to the inside of the device that you can use to prop open the lid while you place trash bags inside the bin. Read More»
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If you are responsible for safety in a facility that stores items in steel hoppers, there are a few important things to understand regarding the hazards of the large containers. Knowing what types of accidents could happen is the first step in preventing them from occurring. That way, you can foresee what types of alterations need to be done to the hoppers as well as the equipment around them. Here are a few examples of accidents that can happen in hoppers along with how to prevent them from occurring in your facility whether you are installing new hoppers or retrofitting existing ones. Read More»
Even if you are not an electrician, but are involved in another related role on a building project, such as IT installation, you should still understand how to check an electrical outlet to ensure it is wired correctly. The haste at which some projects are built sometimes leads to oversights, and a seemingly-innocuous mistake such as a miswired outlet can have bad consequences down the line. The good news is that you don’t need to be an electrician to know how to perform a basic outlet test. Read More»
Preparing for a photography session involves a lot more than just bringing your camera. Having a good collection of supplies and accessories will help make everything go more smoothly. As the photo session approaches, you may not have the time you need to order extra photography supplies online. Instead of sacrificing your vision or photo quality, a hardware store can come in handy. The following five types of supplies can be found at a majority of hardware stores and will help you get through a photo session. Read More»
Properly-lubricated bearings are essential to the long-lasting, reliable operation of pumps. Without lubrication, bearings quickly break down and fail, leading to pump down time and potentially expensive repairs or replacement. If you are responsible for the maintenance or operation of a pump, then it is essential for you to understand what factors can lead to inadequate lubrication. Below are two important characteristics of pump bearing lubrication and how you can properly apply what you have learned when working with lubricants: Read More»