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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
Be Prepared from Maine to Florida - It’s Hurricane Season Again

Be Prepared from Maine to Florida - It’s Hurricane Season Again

Since 1910, the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared” has been used to teach more than 111 million scouts around the world the importance of being ready at all times.

General, Claims Management  •  June 05, 2019
AED Safety Training

CPR and AED Awareness

CPR and AED Awareness Week is recognized nationally each year from June 1st to June 7th.

General  •  May 28, 2019
Man with finger on falling dominoes

What’s Your Safety Culture?

When it comes to safety, organizations of all kinds commonly strive for the ultimate goal - obtaining World-Class Safety Culture.

Safety Programs, Leadership and Management  •  May 21, 2019
Vintage Automobile In Green Field At Dusk

Drive Like it's 1948?

While going through some boxes of old family photos, diplomas, and other items that my parents saved for some reason, I came across a Minnesota Driver’s Manual.

Transportation, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs  •  May 14, 2019
Young Girl Working At Bakery

This Work Isn’t Child’s Play

Coming into the spring and summer many businesses in multiple industries begin looking for potential employees to help fill seasonal positions within their companies

General, Hiring Practices, Youth Safety  •  May 08, 2019
Man with tractor working in the hot sun

Here Comes the Sunburn

With spring’s warmer temperatures and increasing sun angle, cabin fever here in the Northeast has finally broken, giving way to renewed energy for outdoor activities.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  May 01, 2019
A man slipping and falling down the stairs.

A Simple Slip and Fall

Slip, trip, and fall injuries can happen at any time, in any season, at any locale. So think about taking the following steps.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  April 24, 2019
farmer on machine

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Whole Body Vibration and its Impact on the Back

Wood harvesters, farmers, and excavation contractors along with truck drivers will at some point find themselves inside the cab experiencing the vibration from the vehicle and uneven ground.

General, Transportation  •  April 17, 2019
worker trips on electric cord

Hidden in Plain Sight

A colleague of mine recently used this phrase in reference to an OSHA news release detailing citations issued to a restaurant chain.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  April 10, 2019