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Countdown To Magical Merriment
Under a silky moon, the air was audibly pin drop calm. It was a perfect night for flight. With zero hour nine PM, all hands were delightfully on deck.
It’s “Snow” Wonder The Ground’s Getting Slippery
With the wonder of snowfall come falls and not of the Niagara type.
Take a Closer Look at Safety Glasses
Safety glasses are beautiful things. Functional, comfortable, light, cheap, and they can save your eyesight. Hard to beat the return-on-investment represented in a pair of safety glasses that cost only a few dollars.
OSHA Silica Regulations: Shifting Sands
It has now been slightly over two years since the Construction respirable silica regulation became enforceable by OSHA and about a year and a half since the General Industry regulation followed suit (September 17, 2017 and June 23, 2018, respectively...
Are you fired up for the holidays? Are you prepared to prevent fires?
Whether you are excited or stressed for the coming holiday season, the best thing to be is prepared. Have a game plan for safe driving, cooking and decorating.
You’ve Got to Ask Yourself One Question: Do I Feel Lucky?
Dirty Harry’s quote was used in a post from 2015, but this time the topic is a little different. Luck is defined as “a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person.”
Make Your Work and World a Safer Place with the Safety Experts Podcast
We are excited to announce that on Monday, November 11th we will be launching a new safety resource—the MEMIC Safety Experts Podcast!
Nor’easters, Hurricanes, Fires, Blizzards—Oh My! Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst
It seems that every day brings more bad news about storms and other disasters occurring around the country. Employers have to be prepared for every contingency to assure worker safety and business continuity.
Heinrich's Pyramid - Does It Hold Up 90 Years Later?
Herbert William Heinrich was an assistant superintendent of an insurance company and back in 1931 he commenced a study of more than 75,000 industrial accidents. The result of this work was published in Industrial Accident Prevention: A Scientific Ap...
Ask the Ergonomist - Should I have a ball at work?
I am frequently asked, “Should I use a yoga ball instead of a chair?” At this point, many have heard of using an inflatable ball because it is purported to activate core muscles and improve back posture. So let’s toss that idea around a little.
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