Sobering Thoughts

Winter-time holiday celebrations bring joy, but also a dramatic increase in DUI offenses, binge drinking, and other alcohol-related issues. Every holiday is an occasion for fun and celebration, and alcohol can play a big role in the festivities. However, a combination of good cheer and abundant alcohol can take the fun too far, and lead to tragic consequences.

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What are the Chances of That Happening?

The process provides a system that measures risk in two dimensions and presents tools allowing us to prioritize risk which leads to more attention to mitigation of actual hazards. For Wachs utilizing such a system will allow us to focus our time and effort on elimination and/or mitigation the most likely hazards that could result in a loss. Following the process consistently helps to provide a decision based upon structure no matter what the project or task. This essentially is Risk Management

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Pinch Points - Don't Get Caught!

We take them for granted — the machines that complete production tasks with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency than any manual method ever could. Machinery also reduces the physical demands of work that can lead to employee muscle strains and sprains. When much of the work is mechanical, the risk of personal injury is greatly reduced. 

However, there is a downside to using machinery.

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Pull the Plug

A common tool we use in the field, in the shop, and the office is an extension cord. We need to consider the potential for issues coming from the use of extension cords before we plug up one and go about our way with the task at hand.  The most important thing to remember is that extension cords are for temporary use only. Permanent wiring is to be installed when the application is no longer temporary. 

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