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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
Plastic skeleton showing hand anatomy

Our Hands are Incredible Tools

Our hands are two incredible tools attached to our body. Each hand consists of 29 bones connected by 34 muscles and other connective tissue.

General, Outdoor Safety, Office Ergonomics  •  February 06, 2019
Person in snowbank with boots sticking up

Start the Year Off on the Right Foot by Preventing Slips and Falls

With the dawn of a new year, let’s all start off on the right foot by keeping our feet underneath us when afoot.

Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 02, 2019

Reflection Over Yuletide Tea

In the still life of winter, a weak sun peeks through a weathered window illuminating the pale-yellow walls of a cozy kitchen.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 19, 2018
Ice all over car windshield

Don't Give Snow and Ice a Free Ride!

Anywhere there's snow you'll see a person driving down the road with their vehicle still covered in snow or windows still frosted over.

Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  December 12, 2018
walking in boots on ice

Get Rock Solid on Slip and Fall Prevention

With the early arrival of Old Man Winter’s icy disposition across the Northeast, now is the time to get rock solid on slip and fall prevention.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  November 20, 2018
kids walking in the crosswalk

Pedestrian Safety Part II – Better Engineering Can Save Lives

Pedestrian deaths have increased 46 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009. Distracted driving is a significant problem, but so is distracted walking.

Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs  •  November 15, 2018
Pedestrian walking in traffic

Pedestrian Safety - Are You a Jaywalker?

Pedestrian deaths have increased 46 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009. Distracted driving is a significant problem, but so is distracted walking.

Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs  •  November 07, 2018
Automobile mirror adjustment to eliminate blind spots

Automobile Mirror Adjustments to Eliminate Blind Spots

Americans love their automobiles, and nothing is more satisfying on a pleasant day than to take a leisurely drive in the country. Driving is also a serious hazard, one many of us face daily, whether driving for work or pleasure.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  August 21, 2018
The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer... What's That All About?

According to National Geographic, the dog days of summer have nothing to do with dogs. Apparently to the ancient Greeks and Romans the “dog days” occurred when the star Sirius appeared in the sky just before the sunrise in late summer.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Outdoor Safety  •  August 14, 2018

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