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Water seems so ordinary that we may forget how vital it is. Between 40% and 60% of our body’s mass is made up of water, and nearly every major function of the body requires it.
It's so hot even the lobsters are buying fans here in Maine. Temperatures everywhere in the east are soaring and relief isn't in sight for the week.
As a cold snap hit much of the country this week, it’s time to remember the risks that workers who brave outdoor conditions face each winter. Of course, it should be said that while outdoor conditions immediately come to mind when we think of working...
As the unofficial end of summer approaches, Labor Day weekend will mean that our waterways will be congested with boaters for what may be the last time this summer. While it’s not related to many workplaces, we thought it was important to remind us ...
The snow is slowly beginning to recede around my homestead, which is an inevitable sign of spring. I know there are a lot of folks in the audience with much greener surroundings and maybe even having mowed the lawn once or twice—boy, do I envy you.
The winter months are more than just creeping up on us—as of this weekend, they’re here. Old Man Winter will once again blow his arctic breath, creating beauty beyond words and hazards unseen.
The temperature atop Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire hit 25 degrees below zero last Monday. And, with wind gusts over 100 miles per hour, the wind chill stood at minus-65 to minus 70 degrees. The scary part, pointed out by the ...
Science and shoveling? The two might seem a comical pair since we're talking about one of the most basic tools used at work and at home.
This is the time of the year when many homeowners prepare for the coming winter by stockpiling firewood. There’s always a large contingent who cut up their own firewood as part of this annual ritual, and those folks likely will use a chainsaw to do i...
Lyme disease is sometimes a work-related issue and sometimes not. You need to ask yourself if your employee’s job duties put them at risk of contracting the disease.
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