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Man wearing exoskeleton suit lifting boxes

The Future is Now with Wearable Technology

Even simple wearable technology such as a smart phone or watch can help employees recognize hazards and improve workplace safety. The future may be moving toward connected technology for better real-time communication, and toward exoskeletons for ass...

General, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Retail, Driving Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling, Safety Programs, Wellness  •  September 20, 2023
Commercial plow truck driving on wintery roads

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.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  February 01, 2023
Person exiting vehicle in snowy conditions

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...

General, Transportation, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety, Driving Safety  •  November 16, 2022
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See Motorcyclists in Your Drive for Safety

Workers who ride or share the road with motorcycles need to be aware of the increased risk of accidents. There are, however, many ways to improve road safety. “Look Twice, Save a Life” is a great practice for all drivers.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  June 15, 2022
Drive Safely written across rural road

Drive to Stay Alive

As a young paramedic back in the 1980’s I quickly learned how devastating automobile collisions are. The human body simply doesn’t hold up well given the dynamics of a high-speed impact.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  February 09, 2022
Box truck driving through wooded roads

Entry-Level Commercial Driver Training - The Law is Right Around the Corner

If your company’s fleet includes a school bus, dump truck, or any other type of commercial vehicle, February 7, 2022, should be an important date for you.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  January 19, 2022
American flag on hood of pickup truck

Safe Travels During the Holiday Weekend

This year July 4th falls on a Monday, so many workers will celebrate a three-day weekend with the observed holiday occurring on Monday the 5th. That’s the good news. What’s the bad news you might ask?

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  June 30, 2021
Distracted driver using cellphone to pictures of himself

In the Zone Behind the Wheel

As our nation moves towards an end to this deadly pandemic, we continue to be faced with another epidemic in the form of distracted driving. But hope springs eternal with April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  April 13, 2021
Heavy stone cargo secured with ratchet straps

Cargo Securement - Gravity Doesn’t Cut It

Contractors and do-it-yourselfers often head to the hardware store or home improvement center to pick up the necessary tools of the trade. But sometimes a trip for a box of screws may lead to the unanticipated purchase of additional tools and equipme...

Construction, General, Logging, Manufacturing, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  March 31, 2021
Shipping containers at loading dock

Powered Industrial Trucks and PIT Certification

Does your company use vehicles to move freight trailers in or around your yard, warehouse, or shipping facility? These vehicles may be commonly referred to as a terminal tractor, yard truck, yard jockey, yard spotter, mule, and yard goat.

Construction, Logging, Manufacturing, Transportation, Driving Safety, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  January 20, 2021

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