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Industrial ventilation system

Winter is Coming - is your Ventilation System Tuned for the Pandemic?

Blink and you will miss it. That is something I have been told many times while enjoying Maine’s beautiful summer days during my business travels.

Manufacturing, Services, Transportation, Inspection, Safety Programs  •  September 16, 2020
Legionnaires Disease Bacteria

Avoiding a Diagnosis of Legionellosis

Legionellosis, more commonly referred to as Legionnaires’ Disease, is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria of which there are at least 50 species.

General, Hospitality, Healthcare  •  September 10, 2020
Prescription pills and bottle

Increasing Opioid Awareness during a Pandemic

2020 has certainly brought its share of challenges. We are months into the current pandemic, with the ever-changing protocols, and the physical and emotional demands it has brought.

General  •  September 02, 2020
Gloved worker using cutting tool

Choosing Cut Resistant Gloves

You might not have thought about this… But our hands are one of the most important tools in our “TOOLBOX”. While many work environments contain automation and new-age machinery, we will always need our hands to manage the process.

Hospitality, General, Construction, Manufacturing, Manual Material Handling, OSHA  •  August 26, 2020
Hang plugging extension cord into outlet

Extension Attention! Avoiding Extension Cord Hazards

Extension cords are commonly used items both at home and work. The correct use of an extension cord is an important component to electrical safety efforts.

Construction, General, Manufacturing, Electrical, OSHA  •  August 19, 2020
Factory worker applying ear protection

Come Hear Uncle John’s Band (Don’t Forget The Earplugs)

It’s another sold-out show for this headlining band known for their long, improvisational jam sessions. Filling arenas every night during their recent U.S. tour, Uncle John and his bandmates have been playing covers of rock classics with a theme on n...

Manufacturing, General, OSHA  •  August 12, 2020
Masks and hand sanitizer on table

Dementia Care During COVID-19

Many of us know and love someone with dementia. Additionally, in this ever-changing new world with physical distancing and quarantines, many caregivers wonder if the dementia population is at greater risk to contract the COVID-19 virus.

Healthcare  •  August 05, 2020
Factory workers performing safety inspection

Safety Inspections - The Hard and the Soft

We all know the importance of conducting regularly scheduled site inspections as part of any comprehensive safety program.

General, Inspection, Safety Programs  •  July 28, 2020
Nurse applying compression stockings to patient.

The Force Behind Applying Compression Hose

In recent years, attention has increased drastically around the hazards of manually lifting patients and residents, also known as “dynamic loading.”

Healthcare, Ergonomics  •  July 15, 2020
Hand holding a fire extinguisher

Ever Admire the Fire Extinguisher?

We walk by fire extinguishers daily and probably don’t give them much thought. If the time ever comes that we need an extinguisher, it would be great to know where it is and what its capabilities are.

General, Emergency Preparedness, OSHA  •  July 08, 2020