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Members Doing the Right Thing

According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. OSHA regulation 1910.144(a)(3) tells us to mark physical hazard areas where falling and tripping can occur. The City of Craig has marked the stairs in their council chambers with yellow tape to help prevent people from falling.

Friday, November 29, 2013/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (2636)/Comments (0)/
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Employee training is valuable for both employer and employee. Well trained employees will have confidence in their performance, leading to improved production and job satisfaction. Training also helps organizations reduce the risk of violating employment laws and OSHA regulations. APEI just held it's annual OSHA 10 Hour Seminar in Anchorage where members from all over the state came to learn how to stay in compliance with OSHA. Stay tuned for the dates of APEI's annual HR Seminar coming this fall.  
Monday, July 1, 2013/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (1990)/Comments (0)/
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OSHA regulations require equipment with rotational force to be secured so it can’t turn over while in use. Pictured here, the City of  Palmer public works have bolted their drill press to the ground.

An alternative to bolting to the ground, if the equipment needs to be able to move, is to bolt it to a metal plate that can be stood on while the equipment is in use.
Saturday, December 1, 2012/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (1839)/Comments (0)/
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Have you ever seen your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) lying around collecting dust? OSHA says that PPE that is defective and unclean shall not be used. The City of Wasilla found a great way to store and track their PPE with a vending machine. These machines can dispense gloves, masks, hard hats, goggles, and other PPE items. Not only is it easy for your employees to access the necessary equipment, it makes tracking these items much easier.

Monday, October 1, 2012/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (1816)/Comments (0)/
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In a recent visit to the Copper River School District, we came across a great example for storing materials. Large boards, poles, and other similar materials create a significant hazard of being knocked over or slipping out when leaned against walls. In the image above you can see a storage system with bins and chains to prevent materials from falling over. You can also see a footboard to prevent items from slipping out. This is an ideal way to store leaning materials. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (1853)/Comments (0)/
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