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Fall Protection Stand-down Week 2020

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Fall Protection Stand-down Week sponsored by OSHA gives us an important reminder to implement fall protection standards every day.

Podcast #6 – Safety, COVID-19 & Construction

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In this podcast, Kassie Koser, our Safety Director, discusses how COVID-19 has affected our work at Wm. T. Spaeder, talking about specific precautions we implemented to ensure the safety of both ourselves and our customers.

Heat Stress Safety Week

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Early June is Heat Stress Focus Week at Wm. T. Spaeder. In this article, we discuss some of the issues we encounter when dealing with warmer weather and how being cognizant of these issues and taking the necessary precautions can protect us from needless incidences.

Legionella & Maintaining Healthy Water Systems

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If you own or manage a business property, it is vital to educate yourself on what Legionella is, how to test for it, and the best ways to control it.  Wm. T. Spaeder’s Water Treatment department is equipped to help you take the proper steps to ensure your water systems are properly maintained and Legionella free.

Silica Safety – The Basics

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Although silica has been generated for years in construction and through that time has always been dangerous, only recently have studies been able to confirm that exposure to respirable silica is having effects on our workforce.

Confined Spaces: What You Need to Know

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As this month’s safety stand-down dealt with confined spaces, we thought we would discuss a little more in depth about confined spaces and what working in them entails. Confined spaces can be found in a variety of industries, during many applications and they can even be created inadvertently during demolition activities if proper pre-planning isn’t performed. Learn what you can do to work safety in these types of environments.

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