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10 tips for safer trenching and excavating

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers excavation to be one of the most dangerous activities in the construction and utilities industries. This is primarily because the potential for collapse poses great hazards for...Read Full Article

Cleaning chemical safety tips

Janitorial, building maintenance, and housekeeping employees regularly use cleaning chemicals to help keep workplaces, public, guest, and other areas clean and sanitary. Some of these chemicals can be hazardous to workers’ health and their use...Read Full Article

Controlling the hazards of diesel exhaust

Workers in railroads, oil and gas, construction, mining, agriculture, transportation, and many other industries may use diesel to power vehicles and equipment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stresses the need to properly...Read Full Article

Preventing Food Spoilage During Power Outages

Power outages can threaten food safety and cause food loss for operations like cafeterias, food pantries, hospitals, restaurants, and grocery stores. The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...Read Full Article

What Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is right for your workplace?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires hearing protection whenever employees are at risk of being exposed to average noise levels of 85 decibels (dB) or more throughout an 8 hour workday. Worker complaints about sound,...Read Full Article

Oil and gas well drilling: hazards and precautions

Educating workers on the hazards and precautions involved in oil and gas well drilling can have a powerful impact on jobsite safety. The information below, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes some risks and safety...Read Full Article

PPE for the oil and gas industry

Many hazards in the oil and gas industry can be reduced with the right personal protective equipment (PPE). Training workers to understand risks and safety procedures can greatly impact workplace safety.Some of the most common PPE-related hazards in...Read Full Article

Warehouse safety tips

For the million+ warehouse workers across the United States, there are many ways to help avoid common accidents at the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlines the following tips to improve warehouse safety:•...Read Full Article

Best ergonomic practices for those with desk jobs

There's little need to consult a health expert - most people who work a nine-to-five desk job are well aware of the physical toll that excessive sitting can take on their bodies. Desk sitting and typing are less imminent workplace dangers than...Read Full Article

Three workplace safety reminders

Workplace safety depends on multiple factors. One main element is  employee awareness. Paying attention to surrounding and people in the vicinity can reduce the risk of accidents on the job. To facilitate safety, employees that work in...Read Full Article

Staying Safe from Frostbite and Hypothermia

Cold and windy weather is an important factor in how we work outdoors in the winter months. Exposure to low temperatures is dangerous, and it’s crucial that supervisors ensure that their employees are properly prepared.Each year in the US,...Read Full Article

Take extra care when working with scaffolding

Employees who work on and around scaffolding face several different hazards. These hazards include falls from heights, scaffold collapse, being struck by falling tools, and electrocution from power lines. Workers need to utilize proper personal...Read Full Article

Proper lockout tagout protocols protect workers

If you work in power plants, factories, or other facilities that use electricity, you may be familiar with lockout/tagout procedures. What you might not know is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 120 deaths...Read Full Article

Tips to Work Safely with Power Tools

Power tools are a practical way to complete many tasks on the job. There's a reason why they're found on nearly every work bench you encounter – they increase productivity, helping you accomplish more in less time. It's important to remember...Read Full Article

Different types of hard hats

As one of the most important kinds of safety products, workers should be very familiar with their hard hats. These items protect what is perhaps the most important part of the human body - the head. Different kinds of tasks and situations call for...Read Full Article

Work safety tips for concrete manufacturers

Concrete manufacturers face numerous occupational health and safety risks while on the job site. Potential hazards workers commonly encounter...Read Full Article

Reduce Deck Barge Equipment and Machine Hazards

There are roughly 4,000 operational deck barges in the United States which use a variety of cranes, winches, and other equipment. Employees on these vessels may face several dangers, including caught by and struck by accidents that can occur due to...Read Full Article

Ensure workers' safety in high-traffic work zones

Construction, demolition, emergency response, utility workers, and other employees working in traffic areas could be at the risk of being struck by moving vehicles. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Read Full Article

Maintain safety when working on ladders

Employees face many dangers when they working on ladders. Companies that hire workers to complete projects that involve alteration, construction, decorating, demolition, repair, or painting must follow safety regulations established by the...Read Full Article

Preventing Distracted Driving Saves Lives

Distracted driving. It’s been a growing concern for years. But, with today’s technology always at our fingertips, there are more distractions than ever while we’re driving.What is distracted driving? The National Highway Traffic...Read Full Article

Barricade and Marking Tapes: Visibility for Your Work Hazards

Sometimes hazards happen in the workplace because unexpected situations arise. A piece of machinery fails, and the necessary replacement parts get placed on the floor near it while repair is under way. A major storm rolls through, leaving broken...Read Full Article

Protect Shipyard Employees Working Alone

While employers already take many precautions to protect shipyard workers from occupational hazards, extra measures may be needed to ensure emergencies are discovered and responded to quickly when employees work alone in remote, confined, or...Read Full Article

How Facility Maintenance Can Reduce Worker Injury

How can regular machinery maintenance equal greater worker safety?Improperly functioning machinery puts workers at risk of injury or worse. Regularly scheduled maintenance in your facility and on your jobsite can help diminish the risk, with the...Read Full Article

Lockout Tagout – Knowledge is Power

Violations in Lockout Tagout procedures have consistently been one of OSHA’s Top 10 most cited. These violations not only cost employers millions of dollars, but not following proper procedures is fraught with risk for employees. With the...Read Full Article

Young Drivers at Work: Keep Them Safe

Driving is an important part of daily life at many businesses–from tow truck operations and construction, to logistics, delivery services, and more. What if the driver is young? Young drivers, aged 16-24, are gaining experience and...Read Full Article

Risk Reduction Tips for Your Warehouse

Warehouses are big, busy places with both people and heavy equipment moving around in the same area. This fast-paced environment can be prone to accidents at any time of the day or night. Sound safety practices can help you minimize accidents and...Read Full Article

Assemble a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter weather. No one wants to be stranded in a car on a cold, miserable night, or on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck but sometimes, Mother Nature throws the kitchen sink at us. Taking the time to gather the following items...Read Full Article

Blue Roof Safety from OSHA

Reinforced plastic tarps, commonly called “Blue Roofs,” provide temporary protection for the roofs of houses and other buildings damaged during severe weather. When employees access these roofs to install these tarps, they are at risk...Read Full Article

Hand Truck, Fork Lift, and Pallet Jack Safety

Material handling is a major component of warehouse operations. Proper handling and moving of materials are key to ensuring a safe workplace. Whether you use power equipment or your own body to move materials, you should adhere to these general...Read Full Article

Easy Fixes for Some Common Hazards

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls cause the majority of general industry accidents. The good news is that many of these accidents can be avoided with preparation, care, and attention to...Read Full Article

8 Tips for Safely Using Your Weed Trimmer

Weed trimmers are an essential tool for landscapers and maintenance teams to keep property looking neat and well kept. Whether you’re new to lawn care or a seasoned veteran, take some time to consider these eight safety tips to minimize your...Read Full Article

Advice to Keep You Safe if Wildfires Strike

In 2022, there were over 68,000 wildfires that affected 7.5 million acres of land in the US. These fires ignited in natural areas such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. They typically spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes, disrupting...Read Full Article

Working Safely in Trenches

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), trenching kills forty workers every year, on average. Proper procedures in trenching operations can save lives and reduce worker exposure to cave-ins, falling loads, hazardous...Read Full Article

Six Safety Tips for Raking Leaves

The good news: changing leaves on deciduous trees are a beloved part of autumn. Shades of gold, red, and orange are a beautiful sight on your commute. The bad news: these leaves don’t just change. They also fall onto your lawn. Is...Read Full Article

NIOSH: Fact Sheet Available Addressing Opioid Overdoses in the Workplace

Sadly, opioid overdoses are on the rise at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overdose deaths from non-medical use of drugs and alcohol between 2013 and 2016 rose 38%. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) data shows that on...Read Full Article

The Importance of Skin Care in the Workplace

Occupational dermatitis is an ongoing issue for workers and managers alike. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that occupational skin disorders, such as dermatitis, affect about 13 million workers annually. Including...Read Full Article

Cleaning Up = Improved Safety

Liquid spills and leaks can occur in a number of places, from under machinery, to the production line, to drum storage areas. Unfortunately, even minor fluid drips can lead to slip and fall accidents. Maintaining a clean facility is an integral part...Read Full Article

11 Tips for Working Safely in Demo Projects

Demolition is a growing industry in the US, in which site clearance, structural dismantlement, environmental radiation, salvage, recycling, and industrial recovery employs many people on construction sites. Workers in this field use hydraulic...Read Full Article

Lithium Batteries at Work

Many workers are wearing small electronic devices powered by lithium batteries as part of their daily routine. These units provide sustained power in a tiny space, providing practical benefits in many applications, including body cam use in law...Read Full Article

Tips for Tractor Safety

Modern farm tractors perform many duties. In fact, the National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD) reports that they are the most common piece of equipment on farms. These versatile machines can be used to pull many implements for cultivating,...Read Full Article

Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

Leading indicators can play an important role when trying to increase safety in the workplace. They are proactive and preventative measures that shed light on the events leading up to injuries, illnesses, and other workplace incidents and reveal...Read Full Article

School Bus Safety for Motorists and Students

For many years, school buses have been protected under U.S. traffic law. These vehicles are trusted to transport children to and from school on a daily basis, and it’s very important that we do all we can to ensure they have the safest trip...Read Full Article

Identifying Electrical Power Line Hazards

People who work with or near power lines can be exposed to electrical hazards. In fact, overhead and buried power lines carry extremely high voltage and pose threats such as burns, falls from elevations, and fatal electrocution. The use of common...Read Full Article

Rake Leaves the Injury-Free Way

With autumn here, the leaves are falling and many people will be out raking. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), raking leaves or using other garden tools results in more than 76,000 injuries per year! To avoid the aches...Read Full Article

Preventing Tractor Operator Accidents

Farming is a vital industry, not only in the US, but all across the world. It may not be as well known how dangerous it is. Each year, thousands of agricultural workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the...Read Full Article

Lift Safely and Prevent Back Injuries

Aches and pains in the back are common complaints. They can stem from a poor night’s sleep, overexertion in the yard, or a long car ride. One of the biggest causes of back injuries is lifting. Simply practicing better lifting techniques...Read Full Article

March is Ladder Safety Month

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) is sponsoring National Ladder Safety Month to raise awareness of the importance of using ladders properly and to decrease ladder-related injuries at home and at work.This year’s themes are:March 1-7: Ladder...Read Full Article

Know the Dangers of Underground Grease Traps

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a hazard bulletin to remind employers and workers about the risks of grease traps.You’ll find grease traps at food processing sites, bakeries, hotels, and grocery stores....Read Full Article

Better Ergonomics for Working at Home

Did you recently make the move out of the office to working remotely? Your set-up at home might not be as ergonomically ideal as your desk space at work. To avoid aches and pains, or even carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s wise to arrange as...Read Full Article

Know the Risks of Grain Handling and Storage

National Stand Up for Grain Safety Week will take place April 13-17, 2020. This year’s theme is, “Small Changes, Big Impact.”According to Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program, there were 38 grain...Read Full Article

15 Tips for Safer Chainsaw Use

Chainsaws are handy tools for both the professional and the homeowner. The speed and ease in which these powerhouse tools tackle tree trunks are unmatched. With any tool, proper use includes following its safety guidelines. Avoid accidents and...Read Full Article

Transportation Tips for the Oil & Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is a vital part of the US economy. Employment in this field requires vast knowledge, expertise, and teamwork. This hard work is rewarding, yet often poses difficult obstacles. One obstacle is location. Sometimes, the...Read Full Article

Safe Weed Trimmer Use

There are usually spots in the lawn that a mower can’t reach. Taking care of these grassy and weeded areas around the home is an arduous but important part of yard maintenance. A weed trimmer is the go-to tool for this job. As with all outdoor...Read Full Article

Tips for Working in Hot, Humid Weather

For roofers, landscapers, road crews, and other outdoor workers, hot temperatures and high humidity pose health risks. Those performing strenuous tasks, new to working in extreme heat, or wearing non-breathable protective clothing are particularly...Read Full Article

Safer Handling of Granite and Marble Slabs

Individual granite and marble slabs can weigh anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. Workers who transport and handle these large pieces of rock face difficult challenges, including shifting loads and rack/support failures. Awareness...Read Full Article

Know the Warning Signs of a Landslide

In a landslide, large masses of earth, rock, or debris move down a slope. It can happen after an earthquake, large storm, fire, volcanic eruption, rapid snow melt, and even a large-scale construction project. The damage can be devastating, but even...Read Full Article

Protecting Refuse Collection Workers

Collecting residential and commercial trash keeps communities clean but also poses risks for the people who perform the work. Garbage trucks generally weigh over 26,000 lb. and have dangerous moving parts, including a hopper, hydraulic lift, and...Read Full Article

OSHA issues guidance for the home repair industry

There are many appliances and systems inside the home that periodically need repair, from refrigerators to furnaces to sinks.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently issued guidance to help reduce the risk of...Read Full Article

Flu Season: Keep your family and yourself healthy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding us that we can take steps to keep healthy during flu season.Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons over six months of age, who don’t have any...Read Full Article

Common COVID-19 Respiratory and Training Citations by OSHA

Can the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cite workplace COVID-19 violations? Yes, they can.OSHA recently published Common COVID-19 Citations: Helping Employers Better Protect Workers and Comply with OSHA Regulations.By...Read Full Article

Tips to Avoid Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving comes with a lot of risk, danger, and at times lead to tragedy. Driving in this condition can happen if there is an untreated sleep disorder, use of medication, use of alcohol, or lack of sleep from the driver. The Center for Disease...Read Full Article

How to Launder Your Cloth Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend face coverings as a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This doesn’t mean that you wear the same mask day in and day out. Or shove one in a coat pocket for whenever you need it....Read Full Article

DOL Launches Free Workshops to Transitioning Military Spouses

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) recently announced a new series of career workshops aimed to provide career assistance to military spouses. The workshops are part of the Transition...Read Full Article

OSHA Issues Stronger Coronavirus Safety Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued stronger safety guidance to assist workers and employers in implementing a coronavirus prevention program. They also want to help workplaces better identify risks that could lead to...Read Full Article

7 Easy Ways to Keep Safe at Railroad Crossings

Railroads are vital to the US. Since the 1800s, trains have traveled along these miles of tracks carrying materials and people to their destinations. Tracks go through both cities and rural areas.Walking near or around railroad tracks pose hazards...Read Full Article

Prevent Tick Bites

Although tick exposure can happen all year, they are most active in warmer months. If a tick bite goes untreated it can lead to a number of diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 47,743 reported cases...Read Full Article

Exercise Caution When Performing Equipment Repairs

When systems at work fail, it’s a headache. No one likes to deal with broken equipment or watch production come to a halt. It takes time and often a lot of money to fix these problems. Additionally, it puts people at risk for injury, both...Read Full Article

Practice Safe Baggage Handling at Airports

Picking up and moving suitcases, backpacks, and garment bags can be difficult on the back and shoulders. Imagine the possible aches and pains from handing hundreds of these bags every day. But that’s all in a day’s work for airport...Read Full Article

Remember to Seek Shelter During Thunderstorms

When a thunderstorm is in your area, it’s important to understand that they present legitimate threats. In 2019, 20 people died and more than 200 people were injured by lightning strikes. Thunderstorms can happen in any part of the US,...Read Full Article

Stinging Insects and What to Do about Them

Working outdoors during warmer weather means coming into contact with all kinds of insects. Some may merely fly around, but others are biting and stinging. It’s important for workers to understand how to avoid being stung, know where to...Read Full Article

Poisonous Plant Awareness

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), poison ivy and poison oak are two of the most common allergies in the US. Those who spend a lot of time outside should educate themselves about these widespread plants....Read Full Article

Sun Safety All Year Long

Over-exposure to UV rays causes sunburn, which can happen anytime of the year. Did you know that previous sunburning, especially at younger ages, increases the probability of skin cancer?Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. In fact, the...Read Full Article

High Levels of Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Healthcare Workers

Not only do healthcare workers (HCW) have stressful, fast-paced jobs, they also face many hazards during their work days. Among them are musculoskeletal disorders. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the incidence...Read Full Article

A Safety Alert: Powered Haulage Accidents

Did you know that accidents and fatalities involving hauling equipment at mining operations continue to occur at a disproportionately high rate in the US?According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), collisions and struck by...Read Full Article

Six Tips to Getting the Most out of Safety Signs at Work

A safe workplace benefits everyone, from the employees to the visitors. While no workplace is free from hazards, signs alert everyone where the hazards are and how to avoid them and also remind workers of safe work practices.Following are some...Read Full Article

Seven Reasons to Protect Your Hearing

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition, following only high blood pressure and arthritis? The National Institute for Health (NIH) reports that 30 million people have hearing loss, and this staggering...Read Full Article

Enforce Safe Driving Practices with your Team

Safe roads are vital for everyone. Distracted driving remains a problem in the US. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2019, 16% higher than...Read Full Article

Tips for Avoiding Scrap Paper Baler Hazards

Paper balers are powerful equipment. They are used to compress large quantities of scrap material into compact units for easier storage and transport. It’s important to note that operating balers is dangerous work. Their many moving parts,...Read Full Article

Protect Your Feet As You Work

Anyone in the railroad industry who has had a sprained ankle, a bone spur, or a broken toe knows the inconvenience that comes with a bandaged foot, a cast, or crutches. At work, the right footwear protects against common hazards like heavy objects,...Read Full Article

Power Line & Tree Limb Hazards: 15 Tips to Avoid Injury

Trees have a way of growing near power lines.Unfortunately, workers are killed and injured every year while performing tree care, including trimming limbs and removing old, diseased trees. Crews assigned to the arduous task of trimming and felling...Read Full Article

Get the right respirator for your vehicle plant team

Dust, dirt, and other particulates are often found in the air around plants that manufacture specialty vehicles. This can make it difficult, uncomfortable, and unhealthy for workers to perform their jobs. That's why employers must provide the right...Read Full Article

Danger in Railroads: Safety Rules Around Tracks Include These 3 Hazards

There are approximately 147,000 workers employed in the rail industry as locomotive engineers, rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators, railroad conductors and yardmasters, and more. While they all have different roles, there is one...Read Full Article

Ladder Safety Guidelines

Each year, more than 300 people die from ladder-related accidents, while thousands more endure pain, disability, and long recovery time from their injuries. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) offers these tips to properly use ladders.Use the right...Read Full Article

Use Online Learning to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Impairment

Safety training is integral to a company's success, productivity rate, and morale. Mental illness, fatigue, and substance use are obvious obstacles to ensuring a risk-free work environment, yet they aren’t always included in training programs....Read Full Article

Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls at Work

Slips, trips, and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace accidents, emergency room visits, and workers’ compensation claims. Injuries range from minor bruises to severe traumas and unfortunately, falls cause fatalities, as...Read Full Article

Accident Prevention Benefits Everyone

Reducing accidents in the workplace is a serious issue. Accidents lead to a loss of productivity, lower morale among other employees, and large financial implications. In 2020, there were 4,113 preventable injury-related deaths–a decrease from...Read Full Article

Shift Work Sleep Disorder in the Aviation Industry

In 2013, the British Airline Pilots Association surveyed 500 commercial airline pilots wherein 56% admitted to falling asleep on the flight deck. Further, 29% had woken up to find the other pilot asleep. Lack of sleep has proven to be a huge issue...Read Full Article

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Meat Processing Industry

An estimated half-million people are employed in the US meat processing industry. Safely working in this environment is important. One of the leading causes of workplace injury in the meat processing industry is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs.)...Read Full Article

Avoiding Biological Agents in the Meatpacking Industry

There are hundreds of thousands of people working in the food industry—and keeping them safe is crucial. The meatpacking industry faces demanding challenges due to the unique substances in their environment.Biological agents are one of the...Read Full Article

Six Tips for Safer Marine Terminal Mechanic Shop Work

The international cargo market has become ever-growing, and marine terminals need to stay operational and safe for all workers. In order to do that, it is imperative that marine terminal mechanic shops are up-to-date, functioning, and carrying out...Read Full Article

How Cancer Disproportionally Affects Fire Fighters

In 2020, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the United States. Among fire fighters, cancer is the number one cause of death. According to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), occupational cancer accounts for more than...Read Full Article

The Dangers of Slips, Trips, and Falls in Firefighting

When people think of the dangers that firefighters face, they think of running into collapsing buildings and the aftermath of breathing in smoke and other fumes, but one thing that goes mostly unnoticed—the hazards of slips, trips, and falls...Read Full Article

Hazardous Chemical Exposure in Meat Processing

Hazardous chemical exposure may not be one of the hazards you readily associate with the meat processing industry, but several chemicals are commonly used in that work environment. All workers, including cleaning crews, are exposed to these...Read Full Article

How to Recover Your Business After a Landslide

Landslides have the highest frequency of occurrence between November and March, and knowing how they can affect you and your business is important. The devastating harm caused by landslides include broken electrical, water, gas, and sewage lines,...Read Full Article

Keep New Employees Safe from Slips, Trips, and Falls

People entering the workforce or starting a new job have so much to learn, from co-workers’ names to sifting through their benefits package to jobsite safety. Among the safety topics is preventing slips, trips, and falls. These...Read Full Article

Is Your Hard Hat Protecting You?

Your hard hat is one of your most important pieces of personal protective equipment. Did you know that there are signs that show that it may no longer keep you safe? Before and after each use, it should be inspected for any wear or damage that might...Read Full Article

The Difference Between Alloy, Composite, and Steel Toe Footwear

Knowing what kind of footwear will keep you safe at your job is important. Not only should they protect your feet from falling objects, but also from bruises, burns, sprains, and cuts. Being aware of the differences between alloy, composite, and...Read Full Article

Stay Safe Around Warehouse Racking

Racking optimizes the space inside a warehouse. It’s useful, efficient, and provides a great business storage solution. If set up poorly, it can cause problems for both employers and employees. When the racking is too low or too high, it puts...Read Full Article

The Importance of Layering Clothing in Cold Environments

Proper layering helps you make the most of your cold weather clothing and prevents dangerous exposure. By helping maintain your core body heat, this strategy is great for not only cold weather months, but also working indoors without heat or in a...Read Full Article

Six Ways to Increase Safety in Confined Spaces

Confined space operations are always high risk. Workers who enter tanks, silos, storage bins, ductwork, tunnels, and maintenance holes may face toxic fumes, reduced oxygen levels, and explosive atmospheres. According to the Bureau of Labor...Read Full Article

9 Ways to Prevent Injuries Around Woodchippers

Landscapers, arborists, utilities workers, and construction crews are some of the trades that regularly perform tree care. After these teams are done pruning, removing limbs, or topping off trees, they typically load the wood materials into a...Read Full Article

OSHA Seeking Comments on its Voluntary Protection Program

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking comments on modernizing, expanding, and enhancing the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which began in 1989. Input is requested on the following topics:Aligning the program...Read Full Article

Reducing the Dangers in Grain Handling

Over 200,000 people work in grain handling facilities that process billions of tons of wheat, oats, soybeans, barley, and corn each year. Producing these massive quantities of grain is vital to maintaining our food supply and feeding our...Read Full Article

Preventing Electrical Burns, Shocks, and Electrocution in Construction

Safety is always an important issue in construction. This field consistently falls in lists of the Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs. Along with delivering quality projects, meeting expectations, and fulfilling warranty obligations, construction companies...Read Full Article

Avoid Insect Bites at Work

When your employees work outside, they’re exposed to not only unpredictable weather but also pesky bugs. Agriculture, construction, surveying, landscaping, and sanitation are some of the many common industries exposed to insect bites, which...Read Full Article

Use Your Power and Air Tools Safely

Power and pneumatic tools are a practical way to complete many assembly tasks when you work in the specialty vehicle industry. There's a reason why they're found on nearly every work bench you encounter – they increase productivity, helping...Read Full Article

Road Safety for Motorcyclists

Did you know that grass clippings left in the roadway are a hazard for motorcyclists? May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds us that these remnants of lawn mowing are very...Read Full Article

Six Ways to Increase Safety in Masonry Wall Construction

Building masonry walls is an important and specialized part of renovation and new construction projects. They provide strength to the structure and contribute to the building’s temperature control. This type of masonry, like all...Read Full Article

Everything You Need to Know About Sun Protection for UV Safety Month

It’s natural to want to take advantage of sunny summer weather, but National UV Safety Month in July is a reminder that even nice weather demands precautions. July has the highest average UV index of the year throughout the United States,...Read Full Article

Scaling New Heights: Top Tips for Working Safely with Rolling Ladders

Rolling ladders are safe, elevated work surfaces designed for easy movement across a floor. They’re integral to warehouses, storage facilities, distribution centers, and retail locations. Many preventable injuries and accidents result from...Read Full Article

How to Prevent Backover Accidents in Construction

Among the most common hazards of any worksite with moving vehicles or equipment is the backover incident, when a backing vehicle strikes someone in its path. Backing up large machinery is a difficult task for any driver, even more so when factoring...Read Full Article

Five Ways to Prevent Forklift Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that one of the most common cause of safety citations is the mishandling of a forklift. This extremely useful yet potentially dangerous machine accounts for many injuries and accidents...Read Full Article

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