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

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

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

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

A new OSHA alert and guidance document on COVID-19 provides general practices to help prevent worker exposure to coronavirus.Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...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

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

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

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

Lowest Number of Fatal US Mining Accidents in 2019

The US Department of Labor (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released some promising news.In 2019, there were 24 fatalities in the mining industry, the lowest ever recorded. This followed a two-year increase from...Read Full Article

Burn Awareness Week

National Burn Awareness Week, sponsored by the American Burn Association (ABA), takes place annually during the first full week of February. It provides an opportunity for burn survivor support groups, public safety, and other professionals to...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

30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (EDEP) has announced the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is civil rights legislation that works to increase the...Read Full Article

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

Look Back at 2019

When Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Directorate of Enforcement Programs, announced the Top 10 Violations of 2019 at the National Safety Conference last fall, the list was largely...Read Full Article

Resolve to Improve Safety in 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported some interesting statistics. There were 5,250 fatal work injuries in 2018, a 2% increase from 2017Transportation incidents comprised 40% of the fatalitiesFatal events involving contact with...Read Full Article

Preventing Tractor Operator Accidents

Farming is a vital yet dangerous profession. Each year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most farming incidents involve tractors....Read Full Article

Prevent Cold Weather-Related Injuries

Winter has officially begun! It’s already been downright cold in many parts of the country. Bundling up in hats, coats, and gloves is a smart practice as you head off to work, but what about working in cold temperatures? What are some ways to...Read Full Article

Crowd Safety Tips for the Holidays

Crowded stores, major shopping events, and new product releases are just a few of the activities that see an uptick this time of year and draw large numbers of people. Unfortunately, these events can cause an increased number of hazards for...Read Full Article

Crowd Safety Tips for the Holidays

Crowded stores, major shopping events, and new product releases are just a few of the activities that see an uptick this time of year and draw large numbers of people. Unfortunately, these events can cause an increased number of hazards for...Read Full Article

National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Centers for Disease Contol and Prevention (CDC) recognize December 1-7, 2019 as National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). The CDC established NIVW in 2005 to shed light on the importance of getting the flu vaccination even after the...Read Full Article

Safe Turkey Preparation Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s time to gather around the table and feast! As you’re preparing the big meal, keep food safety in mind. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and United...Read Full Article

NIOSH Presents Business Traveler and International Work Safety Resource

Traveling abroad can present unique concerns and risks along with liability and logistic challenges. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released the Small Business International Travel Resource to provide...Read Full Article

Know Your Fire Extinguishers

When used properly, portable fire extinguishers can save lives. Did you know not all fire extinguishers are the same? There are three ratings for fire extinguishers and each rating indicates which type of fire the extinguisher should be used...Read Full Article

12 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to go over Halloween safety tips with your little Trick-or-Treaters. Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents; however, according to the National Safety Council (NSC)...Read Full Article

Control Bacteria in the Workplace

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 2.8 million non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries every year, and many of them are a result of poor infection control. With just a few simple changes, employees and...Read Full Article

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