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Are Your Workers Safe Once Outside Your Building? -Part III

Exit discharges must lead directly outside or to a street, walkway, refuge area, public way, or open space with access to the outside. These exit discharge areas must be large enough to accommodate the building occupants likely to use the exit route ...

General, Outdoor Safety, Emergency Preparedness  •  May 31, 2013

From Out of the Blue—Misconceptions About Lightning!

People are working outdoors frequently, often year around. We also enjoy recreational activities outside in the summer months. The weather can pose hazards any time of year, but as we enter the spring months lightning becomes more prevalent.

General, Logging, Outdoor Safety, Emergency Preparedness  •  April 25, 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

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

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