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Shoulder Musculoskeletal System

Shouldering the Work: Simple Solutions for a Complex Joint

Work-related shoulder injuries cost over $28 billion a year. Safe shoulder movement is very dependent on muscle strength and a coordinated movement of a complex structure. With each passing decade a worker can potentially lose 10% of their muscle str...

General, Ergonomics  •  September 13, 2021
Three workers in factory wearing face masks and hard hats.

OSHA Updates COVID 19 Recommendations

On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a trade release that provides updated guidance for preventing the spread of COVID 19 in the workplace.

General, OSHA  •  September 08, 2021
Hardhat and tools on American flag

Labor Day in America and how it became a federal holiday

As we celebrate Labor Day, gearing up for family and friends around the pool or the barbecue, have you ever thought about why Labor Day started?

General  •  September 01, 2021
"Are you open to change?" sticky note pinned to corkboard.

Why Employees Resist Change

One of the most critical aspects of improving an organization’s safety performance is the need to implement change.

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  August 25, 2021
Coronaviruses Family Rendering

Is This Virus Outsmarting Us?

It goes without saying that this virus refers to the sinister coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 that continues to ravage humanity on a global scale.

Healthcare, Construction, General, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Education  •  August 18, 2021
Fire Sprinkler

Sprinkler Heads - In Sight, But Out of Mind

Most of us don’t pay much attention to sprinkler heads, even when we are walking right under them. We may not even notice them; they seem to just be an integral part of the building. But clearly, they do have an important role to play should a fire o...

General, OSHA, Inspection  •  August 11, 2021
MEMIC 24/7 Injury Triage and Telehealth Kit

24/7 Injury Triage and Telehealth

Connecting injured employees with appropriate, quality care as quickly as possible can help prevent a minor injury from becoming complicated, and focuses attention on the wellness of the employee.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation  •  August 04, 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
Supervisor praising worker in factory

What Were They Thinking?

How many times have you heard this question about injured workers? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. When an injury occurs, the immediate reaction might be to blame the injured worker.

General, Leadership and Management  •  July 21, 2021
Workers wearing safety equipment having a conversation on factory production floor

Working Safely; It’s the Right Thing to Do

I recently came across this quote, author unknown: “Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.” This reminded me of a couple more adages from my aviation industry career.

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  July 14, 2021