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Prepare Your Business with a Disaster Response Plan

With hurricane season here, it’s important that companies are prepared. These storms can cause heavy winds and flooding that impact both the businesses’ infrastructure as well as workers trying to get to work. In the event of a...Read Full Article

June is National Safety Month

Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes June as National Safety Month (NSM). For over 25 years, NSM has been focusing on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes. NSM seeks to...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

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

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

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

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

Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, 2023

Friday, April 28th marks Workers Memorial Day, in honor those who died or have been injured on the job. Families, workers, labor unions, and advocates will gather in Washington, DC and in communities across the country to fight for improved...Read Full Article

Safety in Roadway Work Zones

Each year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) conduct National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) to bring attention to motorist and worker safety as well as encourage safe driving...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

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

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

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

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

Wellness programs: an important asset to the health and safety of a workplace

When companies deal with health and safety issues, they often consider the cost of safety supplies and equipment. Medical expenses and traditional health benefits often appear to be the most essential financial needs for safety departments and EHS...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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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