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Safety is our Mission: Avoiding the Perfect Storm

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in News, Safer | 0 comments

Safety is our Mission: Avoiding the Perfect Storm

At Mallory Safety and Supply, safety is always on our minds. We make safety a priority for ourselves and our customers. Even so, recently, a case of burn spray shipped via air to Alaska amongst a large pick and hold. This shipment was tucked inside a full pallet of material. Burn spray contains propane, which is a flammable and a big no-no for air shipments. It has an innocuous sounding ORM-D label that doesn’t scream HAZMAT like some products, yet, under the right/wrong circumstances, could contribute to a plane crash! It is a reminder to...

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September Birthdays

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Birthdays, News | 0 comments

Happy Happy Birthday… Debra Guenther 9/1 Maureen Jacobson 9/2 Matthew Carmassi 9/4 Derek Jones 9/4 Michael Field 9/7 Anthony Lacy 9/8 Robert Acosta 9/10 Robert Higgins 9/12 Joshua Lopez 9/12 Jamie Schanbeck 9/12 James Carlson 9/16 Calvin Bryant 9/17 Stacey Schlicting 9/20 Gary Tamaru 9/21 Everett Seabrooke 9/23 Greg Stronach 9/24 Jelovich 9/24 Silvino Garcia 9/29 Ray Graeber 9/29 Roger Rice 9/29 Joe Ovalle...

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Safety with Barry – SPIDER

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in News, Safer, Safety with Barry | 0 comments

Safety with Barry – SPIDER

Ok, I am not a big fan of arachnids however, sometimes during my travels, I run into something that is worth sharing. I take no credit for the catchy acronym, but since Spiderman is sort of like a Safety Ninja, I thought I would pass this along. This works and it is interesting how many times a day you could apply this at work or home! When addressing a hazard use the acronym “Spider”. Here is how it goes:   Stop:  Stop yourself or others around you. Sometimes folks don’t see or understand the hazards around them.   Protect: ...

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What is the Canary Telling You?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in More Productive, News | 0 comments

What is the Canary Telling You?

Safety is the canary in the productivity coal mine. We have all heard the term “The canary in the coal mine,” an allusion to caged canaries that mining workers would carry down into the mine tunnels with them. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide leaked into the mine, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners, thus providing a warning to exit the tunnels immediately. In our discussion today, the canary is the customer’s safety issue, the coal mine is the customer application, and the miners are the customer’s...

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Walking at Work

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Walking at Work

If you are lucky, you live close enough to work that you can walk there. For the majority of us, however, we have to drive to work and end up sitting at a desk most of the day. Walking is such an easy way to get in shape, stimulate creativity and improve problem solving and a great way to get to know your co-workers. In Fremont, Kim Nobriga, Justin Powell and Karla Gonzalez walk when they can and many employees from the Portland warehouse walk to lunch. Read on to get inspired to start your own walking group at your location. The benefits of...

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Safety with Barry – Shock Not Advised!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in News, Safer, Safety with Barry | 0 comments

Safety with Barry – Shock Not Advised!

Those are words you may here if you are you using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) followed by the voice prompt begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Generally speaking we see AED in public places such as; airports, schools, arenas and quite often in the work place. They are easy to use and will prompt you as the appropriate action you should take if you are providing basic life support while waiting for emergency medical professionals. They are not magic boxes and you should not be afraid to use one! CPR also is not hard and is...

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School’s Out for Summer, but Work Isn’t: How to Stay Productive During the Lazy days of Summer?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in More Productive, News | 0 comments

School’s Out for Summer, but Work Isn’t:  How to Stay Productive During the Lazy days of Summer?

Working during the summer comes with its own unique set of challenges. Co-workers are sharing plans, stories and pictures of their tropical vacations and weekend getaways. Commutes become hotter, longer and sweatier. Out-of-the-office email responses are more frequent, and there’s a near constant distraction of warm weather and the wish to get outside. When summer comes, are you left choosing whether you or your work suffers? Laura Lee Rose, a business and life coach, says, “The idea isn’t to ‘ignore’ or deny yourself [in order] to stay...

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Summertime – and the Living is Healthy!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Summertime – and the Living is Healthy!

Summer is here, the days are longer and there is plenty of time to enjoy life. One of the great things about summer is that is so easy to lead a healthier lifestyle. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy as you enjoy the warm days ahead. 1. Wear sunscreen. And a hat, for good measure. Don’t let all your healthy, fun, outdoor living turn into an increased risk for skin cancer. 2. Eat more berries. If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries — blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries —...

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July and August Birthdays

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Birthdays, Happier, News | 0 comments

Happy Birthday to all the summer babies among us! Steve Steinbock 7/4 Mike Morant 7/4 Jerald Schoonover 7/10 Jerad May 7/11 Scott Hayzlett 7/14 Matthew Feltes 7/20 Dan Gardner 7/23 Scott Schulmerich 7/27 Bruce Rosebrock 8/4 Silvia Yee 8/6 Sherry Sandnes 8/7 Justin Powell 8/12 Darrell Anderson 8/13 Scot Cusic 8/23 Maria Ciccarelli 8/26 Margaret Dormer-Steenson 8/27 Kit Kittelson 8/30 Cory Navis...

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Get Outside the Box

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Get Outside the Box

Thinking outside the box is not a new idea, but there might be a better way to get there and that is by actually going outside. Call it, “Nature Deficit Syndrome,” or an epidemic of inactivity, but many of us are spending too much time inside, staring at a screen and it is not good for our health, or our productivity. Here are 5 reasons getting outside can be good for you at work and beyond: Get that Vitamin D – Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D and an increasing number of adults are Vitamin D deficient. According to WebMD, Vitamin D...

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