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The American Burn Association estimates nearly 500,000 burns are treated in medical facilities annually. This includes all burns from minor to severe. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded over 14,000 burns resulting in lost time in workplaces in...
The need for some form of support or protective system to prevent earthwork cave-ins becomes apparent when considering that two workers are killed every month in trench collapses.
According to Rick Conlow in his LinkedIn article “The Top 10 Things Employees Want From Their Job,” organizations benefit greatly by addressing the question “What do employees really want?”
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.”
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.
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.
Your workplace should be a safe space for all your employees – an environment free from discrimination and harassment.
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...
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...
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.
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