Watch out for icy, slippery conditions

It’s January, and for a lot of regions in the US, that means tricky weather conditions. A winter storm forecast from Mother Nature can include sleet, wind, snow, and ice. Ice is great for a hockey game, but presents some problems...Read Full Article

After an Earthquake

Earthquakes can happen at any time and have the potential to damage homes, schools, bridges, and buildings. They can disrupt vital gas, electric, and phone service and even trigger landslides and fires. As workers undergo efforts to restore services...Read Full Article

10 Ways to Secure Your Home While You’re Away

Heading out for a vacation? Lucky you! Whether you’re headed to warmer climates or a skiing holiday, don’t forget about the safety of what you’re leaving behind… like your house and valuables. Remember, burglars know...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) recently 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...Read Full Article

Hidden Dangers in Your Garage and How to Fix Them

Even a well-meaning homeowner’s garage can end up being a dumping ground for all the items you don’t want in the house. When was the last time you took a good look at what’s out there? An over-crowded garage not only prevents you...Read Full Article

Scaffolding Safety for Working at Heights

Scaffolding is a common sight on both city streets and construction sites alike. These important temporary structures on the outside of a building allow workers to build, repair, or clean. The systems are complex and provide both safety and...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

What is Suspension Trauma?

A life is saved when someone’s personal fall arrest system stops a fall. But what about the worker’s condition after that? Waiting for rescue is uncomfortable, at best. The suspended worker is recovering from a traumatic experience and...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

NIOSH: New Video about Black Lung Disease Among Coal Miners

There was a time when black lung disease generally affected only older coal miners. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has seen an increase in black lung, or coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) in younger workers,...Read Full Article

Safe Forklift Operation Checklist

Forklifts are a warehouse staple. They move heavy objects, load and unload trucks, and raise and lower pallets. Their versatility is unmatched.Because they’re so commonplace, a worker might think that they pose no threat to their safety....Read Full Article

Bicycle Riding… Keep it fun and safe

As National Bicycle Safety Month approaches, it’s a perfect time to remind bicycle enthusiasts to stay safe while they’re riding and having fun enjoying the outdoors.Why is roadway bicycle safety important? Bicyclists, like pedestrians...Read Full Article

Nine Tips from the CDC to Care for Your Vision

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reminds us about the importance of taking care of our vision. While it’s easy to think that vision problems are rare or only prevalent in older Americans, eye problems can happen at any age.May is Healthy...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

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally-occurring gas. It’s colorless and odorless, yet its radioactive properties make it a concern for homeowners. When radon’s outside, its trace amounts disperse quickly in the air and generally don’t cause a...Read Full Article

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally-occurring gas. It’s colorless and odorless, yet its radioactive properties make it a concern for homeowners. When radon’s outside, its trace amounts disperse quickly in the air and generally don’t cause a...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

Wearing Safety Footwear

Anyone 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 workers against common hazards like heavy objects, compression, high...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

Fire Prevention Week 2020: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

The National Fire Prevention Association is celebrating Fire Prevention Week from October 4-10, with the theme of Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen™.The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Simple actions can...Read Full Article

Staying Safe In Tree Removal Sites

Loggers and other tree care specialists perform many duties. They clear sites for new construction projects, fell dying and diseased trees to avoid danger to residential areas, and remove trees that have received storm damage.Unfortunately, more...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

Practice Ladder Safety Each Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States leads the world in ladder-related incidents. Ladders cause more than 164,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year. Always choose the right ladder for the job and follow best...Read Full Article

Enjoy Fried Turkey for Thanksgiving

Frying your bird for Thanksgiving is a popular (and delicious) way to enjoy your feast. Nonetheless, as with any cooking, there are some guidelines to follow to avoid a turkey disaster.Here are some tips from the USDA:Don’t buy your bird too...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

What to Do if Stranded in a Car During the Winter

If you’re car breaks down or you get a flat tire in cold, snowy weather, you will likely have concerns about how to keep safe.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has some guidance.If you’re stranded in a vehicle, stay in...Read Full Article

Stay Safe While Removing Snow from Rooftops This Winter

Removing snow and ice from rooftops is necessary for numerous reasons, most importantly, to prevent overloading or collapse. Each year while performing this task, workers are severely injured or killed. After conducting investigations, the...Read Full Article

Fire Safety and Prevention – Make it a Priority at Work

Preventing injuries and destruction that result from workplace fires must be a priority for you, your employer, and your colleagues. Having a fire prevention policy in place, along with choosing the right equipment to prevent and fight fires are...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

Four Tips to Avoid Electrical Burns at Home

The American Burn Association (ABA) is celebrating National Burn Awareness Week from February 7-12, 2021. This year’s theme is Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap (A-Z)!More than 73% of burn injuries occur at home. You and your family can be...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

March is Ladder Safety Month

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) recognizes March as Ladder Safety Month. The ALI reports that more than 100 people die or suffer a significant injury from a ladder-related accident every year. The ALI created this month to raise...Read Full Article

Keep Your Food Safe During Power Outages

After a power outage, your frozen or refrigerated food may not be safe to eat. If food is not taken care of properly when the power goes out, it must be thrown out to avoid making someone sick. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...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

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