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How To Prevent Tragedy In The Storage Hoppers In Your Workplace

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prevent Tragedy In The Storage Hoppers In Your Workplace

If you are the safety manager for a facility that uses hoppers to store food items, such as flour and sugar, it’s important that you have a safety program for workers to implement as they work around and above the hoppers in your facility. In 2013, a worker fell into a sugar hopper and died of suffocation due to the sugar engulfing him. Here are a few ways you can prevent this type of tragedy in your workplace.  Install fall protection equipment above the hoppers The openings at the tops of the hoppers should be protected to prevent workers from falling in. This can include devices such as guardrails and safety platforms for the workers to stand on while they perform tasks. Safety harnesses should be attached to the guardrails so the workers can utilize them in case they...

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Why A Direct-Vent Fireplace Might Be The Right Choice For Your Home

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why A Direct-Vent Fireplace Might Be The Right Choice For Your Home

Having a fireplace in your home may be something you have always wanted, but you might not have pursued getting one because of the costs involved. Wood-burning fireplaces can be one of the most costly types to install, but you could save a lot of money if you are willing to settle for a gas-powered fireplace. A direct-vent gas fireplace is the most economical type of fireplace you can place in an existing home, and this might be the right choice for you. Why Are Direct-Vent Fireplaces So Affordable? One of the main reasons you can get a direct-vent fireplace for an affordable price is from the fact that it does not need a chimney. Building a chimney can cost around $60 to $95 per foot, which can add up to thousands of dollars. In addition, you will have...

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