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Fresh snow on trees and sidewalk

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.

General, Outdoor Safety, Emergency Preparedness  •  October 06, 2021
Young adults having fun on a hike

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.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  July 28, 2021
Hands stacking wooden blocks

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.

General, OSHA, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management, Outdoor Safety  •  June 23, 2021
Person spreading dry sand on slippery steps

‘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.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 06, 2021
Boots equipped with traction enhancers.

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

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, OSHA, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  December 08, 2020
Sun shining over a grassy field

Let The Sunshine In

Baby boomers will undoubtedly recognize this blog title as part of a song medley released in 1969 by the vocal group, The 5th Dimension.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Youth Safety, Outdoor Safety, Wellness  •  November 19, 2020
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
Man working in sun wiping sweat from neck with a bandanna

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
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
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