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Seeing Stars on Ice

With all 50 states reporting temperatures below freezing on Tuesday, November 18th, ‘tis the season to pay special attention to the condition of outdoor surfaces underfoot. Indeed, it seems that Old Man Winter has descended upon us suddenly and with...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  November 23, 2014

Watch Your Step on That Ladder

Stepladders are used by many workers and companies due to their convenience and relatively low cost. They quickly help create different work heights and are easily moved and setup. However, misuse and neglect can result in hazards and risk of serio...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 23, 2014

Serving up Safety

What’s on the menu if you’re a leader in your restaurant or commercial kitchen? The answer, of course, is the safety of your professional staff. To create a well balanced menu, start by focusing on the industry’s common losses and/or those you may ...

Hospitality, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  April 08, 2014

A Whoops and a FOOSH: Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

It is in that “whoops” moment, when we lose the battle of upright balance to gravity, that we can sustain a FOOSH (fall on an outstretched hand) injury from reflexively trying to brace ourselves as we plummet to the ground. With our feet out from u...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 05, 2014

Ol' Man Winter Is Comin... Are Your Employees Ready?

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The leaves are down, the pumpkins are just about gone, and the frosty weather is here. Now is the time to ensure your employees are properly trained and equipped to work safely in cold environments.

General, Transportation, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety, Driving Safety  •  November 12, 2013

Residential Construction Fall Protection

What relevance does an OSHA announcement about Construction in 2010 have in 2013? Think fall protection.

Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  August 20, 2013

Ol’ Man Winter Can Be Hazardous to Your Health!

Winter is hanging on for a lot of the country despite the advancing calendar. Consider the following so that you make it to Spring safely!

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  March 07, 2013

What's on Your Feet This Winter?

In a recent blog, I discussed strategies for slip and fall prevention. In this article, we will look more closely at avoiding slip fall incidents through footwear choice rather than surface maintenance.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 30, 2012

Preventing Slips and Falls

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 294,620 employees suffered injuries from slips, trips, or falls. Of these, 221,100 were from falls to the same level or slip or trip events.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 13, 2012

Stay SAFE From the Winter Slip & Fall

It lurks around many a corner, on stairs, down drives, and walkways. It does not discriminate, taking down men and women of all ages and occupations. And it doesn’t care about an individual’s physical ability. Feeding on snow and ice, its tendrils...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  February 18, 2011

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