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Drive to Stay Alive

As a young paramedic back in the 1980’s I quickly learned how devastating automobile collisions are. The human body simply doesn’t hold up well given the dynamics of a high-speed impact.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  February 09, 2022
Workers attending morning safety meeting at job site

A Toolbox Talk Reminder

It’s easy to set a reminder on your calendar to meet someone for lunch, but how do you effectively remind employees that safety really is the most important part of their job?

General, Construction, Manufacturing, Safety Programs  •  February 02, 2022
Vacuum Lift System

Vacuum Lifters Really Suck (And That’s A Good Thing)

The owner of a landscaping and property service business told me recently that he bought a vacuum lift system that attaches to an excavator to handle the heavy lifting of stone steps, slabs, and pavers on hardscape projects.

Construction, Manufacturing, Manual Material Handling, Ergonomics  •  January 26, 2022
Box truck driving through wooded roads

Entry-Level Commercial Driver Training - The Law is Right Around the Corner

If your company’s fleet includes a school bus, dump truck, or any other type of commercial vehicle, February 7, 2022, should be an important date for you.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  January 19, 2022
Natural gas leak detector

Fuel Gas Detection - It’s a Good Idea

Propane and natural gas are both popular fuels when it comes to heating and cooking. However, these fuels present risks. In the event of a leak both can produce a highly flammable vapor cloud presenting an explosion hazard in enclosed spaces.

General  •  January 12, 2022
OSHA forms in a binder.

The OSHA Reporting Forms - It's That Time of Year Again

The process of understanding and completing OSHA’s work-related injuries and illness forms 300, 300A, and 301 can confuse even the most seasoned safety professional.

General, Construction, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, OSHA  •  January 05, 2022
Young woman meditating outside during winter

Mental Well-being During the Holidays and the New Year

It’s easy to let the holiday season become a stressful and overwhelming time. There are many pressures to make perfect meals and lots of holiday memories. There is an overwhelming number of activities and obligations that need to be done

General, Wellness  •  December 29, 2021
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An Exhilarating Encounter

An Exhilarating Encounter

General  •  December 22, 2021
Wrenches in businessman's suit jacket pocket

Staffing Shortage? Consider the Universal Worker

It’s well known that many industries, if not all, have been experiencing staffing shortages since the pandemic began. Employers are trying their best to fill the open positions.

Healthcare, General  •  December 15, 2021
Man sitting on couch suffering from back pain

The Little Things Can Make the Difference

Back pain is something that most of us will experience sometime in our lives. Often the cause of back pain is misunderstood. The perception is we must be lifting something heavy to cause an injury.

General, Ergonomics, Office Ergonomics  •  December 01, 2021

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