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Safer Warehousing: OSHA's National Emphasis Program and How You Can Prepare

OSHA implemented a 3-year National Emphasis Program targeting warehousing and distribution center operations due to high injury rates. The program addresses hazards including slips, trips & falls, material handling, and ergonomic concerns. An upcomin...

General, Manufacturing, Retail, Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling, OSHA, Safety Programs, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 10, 2024
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Park and Protect: Ensuring a Safe Environment for Parking Lot Attendants

This MEMIC blog discusses the importance of ensuring safety for parking lot attendants. It highlights several safety measures that can be implemented to protect parking attendants, such as adequate lighting, high-visibility clothing, clear signage an...

General, Hospitality, Retail, Services, Transportation, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  June 20, 2024
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Unearthing the Challenges of Mud

Springtime in Maine and other northern states brings not only awakening and renewal but also plenty of mud. For contractors, this means facing the challenges of "Mud Season" and the increased hazards and risks it brings. Rushed decisions during this ...

Construction, Logging, Ski, Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  June 05, 2024
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Elementary Electrical Safety Awareness

Electrical safety in the workplace is crucial for the well-being of employees and the overall success of businesses. While millions use electricity daily without incident, the statistics from the National Institute of Health are alarming: around 1,00...

General, Manufacturing, Construction, Electrical  •  May 22, 2024
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Examining Visual Acuity for Safe Driving

Visual acuity plays a crucial role in driving safety, as it allows us to see the road clearly and react to potential hazards. Regular eye exams are essential for maintaining optimal visual acuity and ensuring safe journeys on the road. Prioritizing v...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  April 22, 2024
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Dynamic Desk Decisions

Discover the benefits of dynamic workstations and the different types of desks to consider for a seamless transition between sitting and standing. From height-adjustable desks to desk converters and standing bias desks, we explore the pros and cons o...

General, Ergonomics  •  April 04, 2024
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Celebrating a Safe and Neurodiverse Workforce

In this edition of the MEMIC Safety Net Blog, the focus is on promoting workplace safety and inclusivity for neurodiverse individuals. It highlights the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals with conditions like autism, dyslexia, and ADHD,...

General, Safety Programs, Emergency Preparedness, Leadership and Management, Hiring Practices  •  March 20, 2024
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The Overall Benchmark for Safety Performance: Keeping People Safe

OSHA has made significant strides in workplace safety since 1970, reducing worker deaths per day from 38 to 15. It's crucial to go beyond compliance, adapting safety measures to changing hazards and regulations. Compliance alone may not suffice, with...

General, Manufacturing, Ergonomics, Inspection, Leadership and Management, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  March 07, 2024
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The Pressure Is on to Address Hydraulic Injection Injuries

Workers can suffer hydraulic or high-pressure injection injuries when a substance is accidentally injected under the skin while working with or around high-pressure equipment. These injuries can result in amputation or loss of life if not recognized ...

General, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Inspection, Safety Programs  •  February 07, 2024
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OSHA Recordkeeping: Timing is Everything (Part 3 of 3)

In this final installment of the “who, how, and what” of OSHA recordkeeping, we address the “when and how”. Timely recordkeeping is crucial, with OSHA 300 log entries required within seven days of a recordable incident. For accurate details, consult ...

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management  •  January 24, 2024

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