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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...

General, Transportation, OSHA  •  January 22, 2020
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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?

General  •  January 15, 2020
Woman sipping hot coffee and burning her mouth

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...

General, Hospitality, Healthcare, Youth Safety  •  January 08, 2020
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Farewell 2019

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.

General  •  December 31, 2019
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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.

General  •  December 18, 2019
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It’s “Snow” Wonder The Ground’s Getting Slippery

With the wonder of snowfall come falls and not of the Niagara type.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 11, 2019
Woman wearing hard hat and personal protective equipment standing in a factory

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.

General  •  December 04, 2019
Man in respirator using a power sander

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...

General, OSHA  •  November 27, 2019
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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.

General, Claims Management  •  November 21, 2019
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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.”

General, Leadership and Management  •  November 13, 2019

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