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Job Safety Analysis Made Easy

A job safety analysis (JSA) is a process that allows us to effectively break down a job into specific steps to identify potential hazards and to recommend the safest way to complete the job, this is done by observing a worker actually perform the job...

General, Safety Programs  •  November 01, 2016

Do You Have the Right Fire Extinguisher for Your Workplace?

It’s Fire Prevention Week, a great opportunity to educate your employees about best practices in the workplace and at home that can save their lives. If prevention measures fall short and a fire breaks out, quick action is required.

General  •  October 12, 2016

Oh the Pain! Avoiding Sprains and Strains

What do the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and New England Patriots star tight end, Rob Gronkowski, have in common? They both suffered a hamstring strain injury this year which caused a temporary setback from competing in their respective sport. ...

General, Manual Material Handling, Office Ergonomics  •  October 06, 2016

How Do We Prevent Workplace Injuries?

Preventing workplace injuries is easier said than done, but it is a manageable problem. The key may be found in a quote from Walt Disney who once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

General, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management  •  September 28, 2016

Traffic Fatalities Increase… Drive to Stay Alive

The National Safety Council recently announced that traffic fatalities for 2015 rose significantly from the previous year. The estimated 38,300 people killed on US roads represent the largest year for year increase in 50 years, and makes 2015 the de...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  September 21, 2016

Assistance for the Addicted Workforce

People around the country are in crisis mode when it comes to dealing with addiction, including many employers. No matter where you are in the US today, there is an epidemic near you regarding the increased use and overdoses of opioids.

General  •  September 14, 2016

Off the Chain!

When celebrity judge Mel B shouts “Off the chain!” on America’s Got Talent she’s praising the act for a spectacular performance. When the same might be blurted out in a manufacturing facility using alloy steel chain slings to hoist large fixtures an...

General, Manufacturing, OSHA, Inspection  •  September 08, 2016

New OSHA Fine Increases Can Have Big Impacts on Your Business

MEMIC Safety Management Consultant Jayson Hebert explains the 78% increase in OSHA violation penalties.

General, OSHA, Inspection  •  August 25, 2016

Core Strength Comes From Deep Inside

As mentioned in a previous post, core strengthening is known to help build up the muscles that support the spine, as well as improve one’s balance. In other words, people with a stronger core have a better chance of avoiding common mishaps such as tr...

General, Manual Material Handling, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  August 17, 2016

What You Should Know About Zika Virus

With the emergence of “home grown” Zika virus in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties of Florida, OSHA has recently posted interim guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus. First identified in 1947 in the Zika Forest o...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  August 10, 2016