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August Recognitions, Celebrations, and Hazards

As the saying goes, “safety never takes a holiday.”

General  •  August 13, 2019
asbestos danger sign hung on fence in front of old building being demolished

Safely Tearing Down an Old Mill Building "Asbestos" They Can

There’s an old textile mill building in the town of Sanford, Maine that’s being dismantled piece by piece rather than razed by implosion or wrecking ball due to the presence of asbestos.

General, OSHA  •  August 06, 2019
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Walking on Air and Falling Flat - the Tripping Hazards of Oxygen Tubing

There are more than 1.5 million adults in the United States that use supplemental oxygen for respiratory disorders according to the American Thoracic Society.

Healthcare, General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility  •  July 31, 2019
Medical professional assists patient with prosthetic leg

Amputation Conversation - Because OSHA Wants to Know

Amputations are not pleasant to discuss for their grisly, ghastly, and gruesome nature.

General, OSHA  •  July 23, 2019
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OSHA Walking Working Surfaces: Don't Get Tripped Up!

Each year over 200,000 employees are injured and hundreds die from falls from heights and falls to the same level.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 16, 2019
Summer Vacation or Tick Paradise? - Beware of Ticks!

Summer Vacation or Tick Paradise?

Summertime is finally here! For many of us, this means weekend camping trips with our families, hiking the nearby mountains, or otherwise spending time in our backyards relaxing.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  July 09, 2019
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Seasonal Allergies - Drowsy Driving Equals Dangerous Driving

So, allergy season has been in full bloom for a time and many of us can probably write a note in the pollen on our vehicles.

General  •  June 28, 2019
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Beat the Heat

Temperatures this summer are going to be hotter than average for the eastern and western regions of the country according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.

General, Outdoor Safety, OSHA, Claims Management  •  June 25, 2019
Hazard Communications

Hazard Communication Isn't Hazardous Communication

As the title states, hazard communication isn’t hazardous communication; in fact, it’s downright beneficial to both employer and employee.

General  •  June 19, 2019
Worker Operating a Forklift

Forklifts - Raising the Bar

Forklifts, also called powered industrial trucks, are used across the globe by businesses of all kinds.

General  •  June 11, 2019