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Fall 2022

At the building located at 1102 Pikes Peak Rd. in Chickasha, Oklahoma, full and partially full bottles of hand sanitizer were found in a pile on the ground mixed with shredded cardboard and liquid was leaking on the ground, court documents said.

Waste barrels with hazard warning symbol in the warehouse. The flammable liquid is stored properly in this facility.

Flammable liquids are present in nearly every workplace. Gasoline, diesel fuel, and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives, paints, waxes and hand sanitizer may be highly flammable or combustible. If used or stored improperly, flammable and combustible liquids can cause serious injury or death.

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), creating a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any workplace practice. This is why developing a safety culture should be a top priority for the managers and supervisors at your organization.

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Equipment losses are on the rise and this affects most contractors directly or indirectly. Specifically, Inland Marine carriers are reporting upticks in losses of mobile equipment each year. Items such as skid steers, mini excavators, trailers, hand tools and GPS systems have become prime targets for thieves. In addition, equipment losses from fire have seen a substantial increase in total claim dollars.

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