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Don’t Skate Around Snow Removal Equipment
While most snow removal equipment is operated by skilled professionals, it is the responsibility of motorists and pedestrians to be aware of hazards around this equipment.
Taming the Dangerous Passage - Safely Entering and Exiting a Vehicle During Winter Weather
Common-sense moves such as approaching carefully, bracing yourself for stability, and moving without boxes, packages, or other items in hand, can help you avoid slip and fall injuries while entering or exiting a vehicle during the cold, snow, and ice...
Roof Rules Depend on Slope, Distance, and Frequency
Fall protection requirements for employees performing maintenance on low-sloped roofs depend on factors that include whether the work is deemed “temporary and infrequent,” and the distance from the edge.
Lack of Lightning Safety Could Mean One Strike and You're Out
Lightning strikes are an often overlooked hazard when working outdoors. Employers have an obligation to assess risks and create emergency plans to protect workers. Knowing more about lightning will help workers make smart decisions to protect themsel...
OSHA Emphasis on Addressing Heat Hazards is Pretty Cool
As OSHA shapes its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect employees from heat-related hazards proactive employers should look to develop and implement programs to protect their employees.
Getting Ready For Winter Weather
Now that we’re past the autumnal equinox, it won’t be much longer before Old Man Winter comes knocking on our door with a formidable fist.
Those Summer Days
Ah, yes, roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer where sitting under a shade tree with lemonade and a summer breeze makes you feel fine.
Increasing Engineering and Administrative Controls to Decrease Risk Exposure
One of the few pandemic silver-linings is that we have all had to think outside-the-box to accommodate COVID-19 protocols. We have done a great job adjusting but now it’s time to refocus on the risks that our employees face every day.
‘Tis the Season to be Sanding
Although the holiday season may be behind us, winter is definitely just getting started. For many of us that means sleet, snow, and freezing rain.
Target Mapping to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls (STFs)
In 2018, out of the 900,380 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work, 27% were related to slips, trips, and falls
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