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Vehicle Lift Safety

Vehicle lifts are widely used throughout the automotive service industry and are very effective pieces of equipment when proper safety procedures are followed.

Transportation, General, Inspection  •  November 16, 2017
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Office Ergonomics Is Music to My Ears

As a fan of most music genres, especially alternative and classic rock, several song titles come to mind that I believe fit nicely with the topic of office ergonomics.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  November 08, 2017
Caution tape in front of downed tree and power lines

Be Sure The "Calm After the Storm" Is as Safe as Possible!

As we mark the five year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy, the northeast now has an estimated 1,000,000 homes and businesses without power. The passing of the latest storm is a big relief for the northeast U.S., but now the cleanup begins and that c...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  October 30, 2017
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Exercise Your Brain!

Is it really true that you can prevent memory loss? In most cases, absolutely!

General  •  October 25, 2017
Logging machine in front of log pile

Evolution of the Cabicle

Gone are the days of loggers toiling in the great outdoors enduring the elements and demands of strenuous physical labor. As the industry has become more mechanized, those who work in the logging sector are more likely to be driving a truck or operat...

Construction, Logging, Office Ergonomics  •  October 19, 2017
Injured worker in warehouse

Being Proactive Is Key for Workplace Safety

“I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster.” -Captain Edward Smith in 1907

General, Leadership and Management  •  October 11, 2017
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Employee Safety and Wellness Run Hand-In-Hand

When we think of employee safety, we generally think of occupational and industrial safety programs that control hazards and exposures. That is a critical component, but let’s take it a step further and consider a holistic approach.

General, Safety Programs  •  October 04, 2017
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Best Practices for Hotel Drivers and Guest Baggage

Hospitality employees are at an increased risk of injury compared to several other industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 data, the injury and illness rate for hotel employees was 5.1 compared to 3.0 for general industry.

Hospitality, Manual Material Handling  •  September 27, 2017
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Working Safely Over or Near Water

With recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma altering the landscape from sinister storm surges and unforgiving flooding rains, it is clear some form of work will need to be conducted over or near water.

Construction, General, OSHA  •  September 19, 2017
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Powered Industrial Truck Pedestrian Safety Lights—What a Bright Idea!

According to a report published by OSHA, in 2015 there were approximately 96,785 incidents related to powered industrial trucks. With approximately 855,900 lifts in the US, roughly 1 in 10 forklifts were involved in an accident.

Construction, Manufacturing, General  •  September 15, 2017