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driver texting while driving

Death by Text...or Other Distraction

As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, a huge percentage of people will be travelling across the country to visit family and friends. More traffic means more risk, so share this with the people you want to see “arrive alive.”

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  May 22, 2018
man with hand at ear listening

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! May is Better Hearing Month

A babbling brook, soft rain falling on the rooftop, a songbird singing and leaves rustling in an autumn breeze are just some of the sounds of life that can have a soothing effect on us.

General, OSHA  •  May 15, 2018
electrical current

Don't be Overwhelmed by Electrical Safety, Be Ec-static!

May sunshine has finally arrived, but that is not the only reason we are excited. National Electrical Safety Month is here, and it is time we bring some awareness to the dangerous electrical hazards that could be blossoming in your workplace.

General, Construction, Electrical  •  May 09, 2018
group of employees putting in a hand for team building

Discrimination and Harassment Makes for an Unsafe Workplace

Your workplace should be a safe space for all your employees – an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Leadership and Management, Hiring Practices, Safety Programs  •  May 02, 2018
tick

Winter Snowpack Favors Tick Population

If the above-average snowfall and record-setting December into January cold snap northerners endured this past winter wasn’t enough of a slap in the face, now comes the news that the deep snowpack insulated the tick population favoring their survival...

Outdoor Safety  •  April 25, 2018
Employee eating healthy salad at desk

Promoting Personal Care Can Increase Productivity and Profitability

In our fast-paced world, many people are becoming over-worked, over-weight and fatigued – all of which increases the likelihood of injuries. To maintain the safety of their workforce, many employers are promoting wellness of the whole person: mind, b...

General, Healthcare, Safety Programs  •  April 18, 2018
Lock out tag out signs on equipment

Lockout Tagout - Stored Energy Considerations

Lockout Tagout (LOTO) is one of the most critical processes of any safety program. When done properly, LOTO eliminates and/or controls the accidental and unexpected release of hazardous energy that could result in serious injury or even death.

Manufacturing, Logging, General, Transportation, Retail, Electrical, Manual Material Handling, OSHA  •  April 11, 2018
Man at fixed height desk

To Sit, or Not to Sit...That is the Question

Yeah, yeah, you have probably heard this already: “sitting is the new smoking.” Everyone seems to think that if we could just get out of our chairs our problems would be solved.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 28, 2018
chainsaw cutting tree

HAVS (and the Have Nots)

HAVS or hand-arm vibration syndrome is an insidious condition affecting the distal upper extremity.

Manufacturing, Construction, General, Manual Material Handling, OSHA  •  March 20, 2018
GFCI plug

GFCI - Great For Controlling Incidents

When and where are ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) needed? This is a frequently asked question from employers in all industries.

General, Construction, Electrical, OSHA  •  March 14, 2018