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Working in Cold Conditions

Now that our January thaw has come and gone, frigid conditions can be expected in the Northeast with the mercury plummeting into the single digits or below 0 degrees F. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an overview of cold stre...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  January 31, 2013

Celebrate the 4th of July Safely

Every year families and friends gather to celebrate holidays. Vow to make memories you really want to remember. Let’s make sure we visit family and friends at gatherings rather than in the emergency room.

General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  July 02, 2012

Enjoy the Summer Safely

It may be hard to visualize this, considering the recent rain we’ve seen in the northeast, but it's the time of the year when we should be working outside and enjoying the warm weather. Landscapers, gardeners, arborists, and the construction tradesm...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  June 07, 2012

Time for a Tick Check

Do you recognize these symptoms? Fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, joint aches, and a red bulls-eye like rash. These can be symptomatic of tick borne illness such as Lyme disease.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  May 10, 2012

Spring Clean Up: Chainsaw Awareness

With the snow banks melting in the Northeast comes the requisite spring clean-up around the property. If your facility includes even a little wooded property, that clean-up will most likely include some quality time with your chainsaw.

General, Logging, Outdoor Safety  •  April 19, 2012

Don't Become a Snow Blower Statistic

As the winter settles in, take a MEMIC minute to review some statistics related to snow blower use...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  January 20, 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

Don’t Hit the Roof for Snow Removal

Near-record snow fall this year—coupled with sustained temperatures below freezing—has resulted in significant snow accumulations in much of the US. A relentless chore, and annoyance, for everyone responsible for keeping driveways, roads and walkways...

General, Outdoor Safety  •  February 10, 2011

More Shoveling? Say It Ain’t Snow!

Shoveling snow can be a grueling activity, but MEMIC's Allan Brown is here with a few tips to make it less of a pain.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  February 07, 2011

Hypothermia: When "Cold and Wet" Is Dangerous

On a hot, summer day, “cold and wet” provides relief and refreshment no matter how it’s delivered. But, during the winter months, “cold and wet” can be a life-threatening combination.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  January 24, 2011

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