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December 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Preventing Cold Stress Injuries

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT COLD STRESS INJURIES Summer is here, but did you know cold stress, or “hypothermia,” can occur any time of year? In fact, most cases of cold stress develop in air temperatures between 0 and 20 degrees Celsius. People who are exposed to lower temperatures are at risk for injuries […]

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December 2016

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Simplex Safety First: How To Use A Jack Properly

How To Use A Jack Properly This Safety First Topic deals with one of the easiest pieces of equipment to operate in any industry: the jack. Many people think there is nothing more to operating a jack than to putting it under the load, inserting the handle and jacking away. But every year there are […]

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December 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Back Safety

Back Safety Back disorders are listed in the “top ten” leading workplace injuries published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. They account for 27 percent of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. It`s no wonder, your back is a sophisticated piece of machinery made up of numerous muscles, […]

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November 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Industrial Ergonomics

Industrial Ergonomics You`ve probably heard the term “ergonomics” before. It`s a relatively new field of study concerning how a person interacts with the working environment. “Ergonomics” is a broad field, but the basic goal of an ergonomics program is injury prevention. This injury prevention is accomplished by fitting the job to the worker instead of […]

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November 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Look And Live

Look And Live Most accidents happen because people just didn`t watch what they were doing, where they were walking, where they were standing, sitting, or climbing. This Safety First Topic deals with paying attention and “looking” which is the most important and basic principle of accident prevention. We`ve have all heard of the painter who […]

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November 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Material Safety Data Sheets, commonly called MSDS`s, have come to be very important documents. Every workplace should have readily-accessible MSDS`s for all the hazardous materials which are used or stored there. This Safety First Topic takes a look at the content of an MSDS and provides some other important information […]

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November 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Preventing Heat Stress

Preventing Heat Stress Hot conditions put your body under a lot of stress. Physical activity stresses the body even more. When heat is combined with physical activity, loss of fluids, fatigue, and other conditions can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses and injuries. Death is even possible. This Safety First Topic discusses ways to […]

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October 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Safety and Saving Time

Safety and Saving Time Time, on any construction project, is money: Wasted Time = Wasted Money. So it goes without saying that the key to a profitable project is getting it done “on-time” or within budget. But getting the project done quicker does NOT mean getting it done in a manner which is not safe. […]

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October 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls Did you know that slips, trips, and falls are second only to automobile accidents in causing personal injury? On stairways alone, falls result in almost two million disabling injuries yearly. There are thousands more minor injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls each year. Most alarming of all is the […]

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October 2016

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AHPC Is Now A Full Member Of LEEA

At AHPC, we understand our customer’s need for fast, efficient and professional service, maintenance and repairs. Our ‘One Stop Shop’ where experienced staff can repair and refurbish pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electric tools and equipment offers ‘peace of mind’ to the industries and communities we serve. We take great pride in our values of quality & safety, […]

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October 2016

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Simplex Safety First: Protecting Your Eyes

Protecting Your Eyes There really isn`t much to be said about protecting your eyes other than you would be foolish not to do so at all times while on the job. Eye protection devices have been used in the construction industries since 1910. While the original eye protection devices were somewhat limited, today there are […]

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