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New Battery Charger Regulations in California and Oregon Effective January 1st, 2017

12/20/16 10:47 AM Posted by Steve Ellis, Corporate Health and Safety Director

As of January 1st, 2017, some battery chargers will no longer be available for sale in California and Oregon per the California Energy Commission (CEC) energy efficiency standards. This regulation, which was released in 2012, sets the minimum energy efficiency standards for non-federally regulated equipment and appliances.

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ORR Safety Chat: Driving Reaction Time (Video)

12/8/16 9:04 AM Posted by Phil Aldridge, eCommerce Manager

A complete safety mindset is something that stretches across your workplace behaviors, personal life, and everything in between. OSHA regulations and company procedures guide you while at work, but when you leave it's up to you to carry this same mindset through your hobbies, everyday actions, and family activities. Driving is one of those activities we do everyday but pay little mind to how dangerous it can be. In the video below, ORR Safety Specialist Phil Aldridge discusses how long it really takes for you to stop your car.

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Lockout Tagout: the Key to Safety Success

12/1/16 10:30 AM Posted by Steve Ellis, Corporate Health and Safety Director

When your mechanic is working on your car, they have no hesitation sticking their hands deep into the bowels of the vehicle amongst the pistons, fan belts, and other engine parts that could severely injure someone. Why is this? Because your mechanic knows with certainty the vehicle won’t spring to life, rev the engine, and run them over. The mechanic has this confidence because a key must be inserted into the ignition and turned in order for a car to use its energy source. If the key is in your mechanic’s pocket, they can rest assured that ignition isn’t going to happen without their consent.

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