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Bench and Pedestal Grinders: Safety Dos and Don’ts

Feb 08, 2014

When working with bench and pedestal grinders, certain precautions should be taken to avoid injuries. Always follow posted safety guidelines, and read all instructions provided by the manufacturer. In addition, here are some basic safety dos and don’ts when working with these tools. DOs when working... Read more →

Guidelines for Vehicle Lift Safety

Feb 06, 2014

Vehicle lifts are commonly found at AWANE member facilities. They are valuable tools that assist technicians in performing repairs safely and efficiently. However, if used improperly, vehicles can fall from the lift and the consequences are too heavy to... Read more →

Welding Safety and Protection

Jan 28, 2014

If you are in the automotive, roads and fuel industry, chances are, like many of our AICC program members, you have a welding operation on site. Certified welders will have gone through mandatory training courses on safe work practices, but it’s important that... Read more →

Developing an Effective Safety and Health Management System

Jan 23, 2014

The best Safety and Health Management Systems (S&HMS) involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers. When safety and health are part of the organization and a way of life, everyone wins. Read more →

Safety Tips for Extreme Cold Weather

Jan 15, 2014

As record low temperatures envelop the nation, it’s important to take cold weather safety precautions before venturing outside to avoid injury and stay safe. Below are some tips to help prevent frostbite, hypothermia, and other cold weather dangers. Avoid Hypothermia and Frostbite When exposed to cold... Read more →

How to Prevent Winter Slips and Falls

Dec 24, 2013

Slips and falls continue to be a loss leader within the AICC group. With unpredictable weather in the northeast, the winter months have proven to be a challenging time for preventing slips and falls related to snow and ice. No one wants an employee to get injured. That is... Read more →