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Hand in Glove (Suitably Protected)

Soon in northern climes with the arrival of spring and the greening of the outdoors, we’ll be outside digging in the dirt starting our vegetable and flower gardens, pruning shrubs, cleaning up yard debris, and mowing the lawn.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  May 04, 2017

What You Should Know About Zika Virus

With the emergence of “home grown” Zika virus in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties of Florida, OSHA has recently posted interim guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus. First identified in 1947 in the Zika Forest o...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  August 10, 2016

Don’t Be a Hot Head: Tips to Avoid Heat Stress

Whether you are working outside or participating in an athletic event, avoiding heat stress is essential to achieving your goals and having a safe and enjoyable summer. Thousands of workers and athletes require treatment for heat exposure each year. ...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  August 03, 2016

July Is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month!

We knew the “dog days of summer” were coming. Now that they are here, we should all be thinking about taking care of our skin. We spend more time outdoors during the summer months and we’re more exposed to the sun. The summer heat might feel great on...

General, Outdoor Safety, OSHA  •  July 20, 2016

Don’t Hold the Ice: Crushed Ice for Control of Heat Stress

Today is the first day of summer! The Summer Solstice, being the longest day of the year, is a glorious day for those who like fun in the sun. However, heat related illnesses in the workplace present a significant hazard.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  June 20, 2016

Your Lawn Mower Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Now that warmer weather is approaching, many businesses and private individuals are moving powered lawn equipment out of hibernation. Mowers, leaf blowers, and lawn trimmers start making their appearance at businesses and households everywhere.

Hospitality, Services, General, Outdoor Safety  •  April 27, 2016

Tick Tock, it's Time for a Tick Check

Spring is here and with that folks are getting outside cleaning up from the winter, hiking, camping, and, yes, working. With the unusually mild winter in the East this year, ticks will be out in force.

General, Logging, Outdoor Safety  •  April 19, 2016

Tis' the Season to Get Injured, Fa La La La, La La La La!

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says there were approximately 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating in November and December, 2012. This translates to 250 injuries per day during the holiday season!

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  December 03, 2015

Preventing Heat Stress in the Workplace

It’s summertime, and that means hot temperatures. Employees who work outdoors or inside hot environments are at risk for heat stress illnesses. In fact, it’s not surprising to see many production environments that are not air conditioned, and tempera...

General, Construction, Outdoor Safety  •  July 02, 2015

Snow and Ice Removal From Roofs—Act Responsibly!

Winter brings fun and joy for many who participate in winter activities and sports, or just love the snow. This winter’s record snowfall has no doubt brightened the spirits of many school aged kids. However, the recent onslaught of storms in less tha...

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  March 02, 2015

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