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Talking Infection Control Over A Corona
Until recently, the word corona evoked an image of a clear, glistening longneck bottle of pale lager that pairs nicely with a summer afternoon down by the seaside. Add a wedge of green citrus fruit and another Corona gets its lime and your latitude h...
New ANSI A92 Standards - Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a new A92 standard for aerial work platforms that becomes effective on March 1, 2020.
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
As a safety management consultant, the prize is always injury prevention. No one wants to be hurt, and no one tries to be hurt. Yet this year there will be millions of people hurt at work, while driving, or while doing everyday household tasks.
Putting Rear-End Collisions Behind Us
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of vehicle collision accounting for 29% of all crashes. The National Safety Council reports that of the 37,100 fatal vehicle crashes in 2017, 2,700 were rear-end crashes resulting in 3,000 deaths.
“Blue, Silver & Gold”: The Color of Claims Best Practices, I’m Told
The opening lyric from “Silver, Blue & Gold”, an old rock ballad by Bad Company goes like this: “In the beginning, I believed every word that you said. Now that you're gone my world is in shreds…”
OSHA's Fundamentals of the HAZMAT Regulations
When we think of hazardous materials, or HAZMAT for short, most think of chemicals that are manufactured for large businesses or a liquid that requires people to wear a “spacesuit” to be around it.
Clearing Up The Question Of Chocking Em Up At The Loading Dock
There’s cargo coming in and freight going out at a fast and furious pace in Shipping & Receiving. With deadlines and commitments and no possibility to make time stand still, oftentimes drivers are eager and itching to leave the dock...
Work Safer in 2020 with the Safety Experts Podcast by MEMIC
Now that another year is well underway it’s time to act on your New Year’s resolutions. Are you planning to eat healthier, exercise more, or learn how to play an instrument? How about adding safety to your resolution list?
Careful It’s Hot – Well, of Course It Is!
When Serving Up Safety as part of your regular foodservice, Burn Prevention should be at the top your cup. A hazard that is often overlooked or taken for granted is the elevated temperature of hot beverages such as coffee, coffee-based drinks, tea, o...
On the last day of 2019 it seems a good time to reflect on the year and peek into 2020. Year-end often brings financial reviews and sales and operational predictions for the next calendar year.
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