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Seven Steps for a Safer Workplace

Do you have long standing responsibility for an organization’s safety program, or have you recently taken over the safety effort? You may be asking what should be done or “Am I working in the right direction?”

General, Safety Programs  •  February 20, 2018
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Here's to Portable Power Drill Safety - Drilly Drilly!

The portable power drill’s widespread use carries many risks. Follow these tips the next time the job requires the use of one.

Construction, General, OSHA  •  February 14, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 5)

Environment comprises the design and layout (permanent and non-permanent features) of your facility as well as changing weather conditions around it.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 08, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 4)

“Never underestimate the power of a shoe.” Giuseppe Zanotti, Italian Fashion Designer

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 06, 2018
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Get Schooled on Safety

Schools are arguably the most important workplaces to ensure health and safety and can be the most challenging. Schools need to track, prevent, and mitigate a wide range of incidents from cyberbullying to bomb threats.

Education, Slips, Trips & Falls, Office Ergonomics, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  February 01, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 3)

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give… stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 30, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 2)

Getting to know the surface we walk on can help prevent slips and falls. In this post, we'll evaluate an existing surface by looking at its 4 C's.

Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 26, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 1)

This is the first post in a series devoted to slip and fall injury prevention.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 24, 2018
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Mousing with Non-Dominant Hand: Anti-Aging at Your Fingertips

Doing the same things, the same way, every day can be harmful to our mental and physical health. When it comes to mousing, we have a tip to switch things up.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  January 17, 2018
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Looking in the Rearview Mirror at Driver Safety

This year marks MEMIC’s 25th anniversary. Many of the music artists and groups from 1993 were honored with albums or titles that have relevance today regarding an increase concern for over-the-road exposure.

Transportation  •  January 10, 2018