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Ladder Safety

Falls from ladders are a leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2014, 43% of fatal falls in the last decade involved ladders.

General, Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 12, 2017

It's Road Construction Season Once Again

While many areas of the country experience road construction year-round, summer generally means an uptick in highway projects. Summer also brings an increase in traffic as people head out on vacations.

Construction, Transportation, General, Outdoor Safety, Youth Safety  •  July 05, 2017

When Anger Erupts (Violence in the Workplace)

Any act in which one person seeks to hurt or intimidate another through the use of physical contact, verbal harassment, or manipulation, can be defined as workplace violence and is a risk common to all employers.

General, Hiring Practices, Claims Management  •  June 28, 2017

Caregivers: First Do No Harm to Yourselves

Caregivers often put the needs of others before their own regardless of what exposures they may face while doing their nurturing tasks. One of the most important tips to give both informal and professional caregivers is to ensure that THEIR SAFETY CO...

Healthcare  •  June 21, 2017

OSHA Delays Online Injury Reporting Rule

On May 17, OSHA announced that employers will not have to electronically file injury and illness information by July 1, as the rule had stated. As of the date of this announcement, OSHA still had not opened the online portal for employers to file the...

General, OSHA  •  June 14, 2017

Risk Compensation and the Peltzman Effect

While watching television several months ago I came across an author promoting his book. As a safety person, I immediately took note as he was directly speaking about safety.

General, Leadership and Management  •  June 09, 2017

National CPR and AED Awareness Week

Each year, June 1-7 is designated National CPR and AED Awareness Week. This is a collaborative effort between the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and the National Safety Council.

General  •  June 01, 2017

Safe Golf Cart Operations

Golf carts have become quite a popular commodity these days, and not just for playing golf. In fact, golf carts are used not only in country clubs, but also on automotive dealership lots, large manufacturing facilities...

Transportation, General, Hospitality, Driving Safety  •  May 24, 2017

Bunk Beds De-Bunked!

Housekeepers unite! It’s time we de-bunked. While bunk beds are common in many segments of the hospitality industry and serve to increase the occupancy of a room, they can be a real pain in a housekeeper’s day.

Hospitality, Office Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling  •  May 19, 2017

Keep Lifts Between the Knees and Shoulder

How did this lifting range come into existence? Some might say experience and logic got us here. Actually, this guideline was developed through historical research done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) using mechani...

General, Manual Material Handling  •  May 11, 2017