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Posted By: Lisa D. on December 9, 2015 in Acuity Focus
The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, but also can be stressful and present hazards. The roads are icy, stores are packed, kitchens are busy, and dull moments are few and far between. Here at Acuity, we understand how busy you are and want to help you stay safe during this holiday season.
Posted By: Michael S. on December 7, 2015 in Contractor Focus
How would you describe your safety culture? It’s a difficult question to answer. We all want to believe our employees are working safely—no one wants to come to work and get hurt. We want to know that accidents, incidents, suggestions, and concerns are taken seriously. Here’s a question you should be able to answer—do your employees work safely because they “have to” or because they “want to”? That’s the key difference between a perceived safety culture and an effective one.
Posted By: Michael S. on December 4, 2015 in Manufacturer Focus
OSHA regulations on occupational noise exposure consider two factors: the level of noise in decibels (dBA) and the length of time exposed to a level of noise. First, manufacturers have to determine their work environment’s noise levels using a Sound Level Meter (SLM) or Audio Dosimeter. A SLM provides real-time indication of current noise levels at a certain location while the dosimeter is attached to a person to record and calculate the average noise levels from wherever that person is throughout the day.
Posted By: Cliff J. on December 1, 2015 in Trucker Focus
When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declares a motor carrier an imminent hazard, the carrier must cease all commercial motor vehicle operations, including interstate and intrastate transportation, from all dispatching locations or terminals. FMCSA also revokes the motor carrier’s federal operating authority and suspends its USDOT number.

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