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Young Girl Working At Bakery

This Work Isn’t Child’s Play

Coming into the spring and summer many businesses in multiple industries begin looking for potential employees to help fill seasonal positions within their companies

General, Hiring Practices, Youth Safety  •  May 08, 2019
Man with tractor working in the hot sun

Here Comes the Sunburn

With spring’s warmer temperatures and increasing sun angle, cabin fever here in the Northeast has finally broken, giving way to renewed energy for outdoor activities.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  May 01, 2019
A man slipping and falling down the stairs.

A Simple Slip and Fall

Slip, trip, and fall injuries can happen at any time, in any season, at any locale. So think about taking the following steps.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  April 24, 2019
farmer on machine

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Whole Body Vibration and its Impact on the Back

Wood harvesters, farmers, and excavation contractors along with truck drivers will at some point find themselves inside the cab experiencing the vibration from the vehicle and uneven ground.

General, Transportation  •  April 17, 2019
worker trips on electric cord

Hidden in Plain Sight

A colleague of mine recently used this phrase in reference to an OSHA news release detailing citations issued to a restaurant chain.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  April 10, 2019
Mile a Minute

Moving a Mile a Minute – Frenetically Speaking

Psychosocial risk factors sounds complex, but it’s thinking about the best ways to create a positive sense of community at work that encourages listening and cooperation between everyone from leadership to the front line.

General  •  March 27, 2019
Red dice

Are All “Accidents” Preventable?

Let’s examine that question carefully starting with the definition of the word, “accident.”

General  •  March 19, 2019
Hammer hitting square peg

The Right Tool for the Job

A fundamental responsibility for any safety professional is to determine the root causes of an injury.

General  •  March 12, 2019
Cat playing with computer mouse

Mouse Motion Is No Mickey Mouse Matter

First, nothing against Mickey Mouse - the beloved Walt Disney character gets a bad rap for his misadventures and simplistic mindset turning his moniker into an expression of something insignificant or trivial.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 05, 2019
Robot holding car steering wheel

Does Automotive Safety Technology Really Make Us Safer?

Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT) systems are more common and more capable than just a few years ago.

General, Driving Safety  •  February 26, 2019