Northern Safety & Industrial

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

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

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

Wellness Programs at Work

When companies make their budgets for health and safety, there are many costs to consider. Safety supplies and equipment, medical expenses, and traditional health benefits often appear to be the most essential financial needs for human resources...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

Stay Safe! Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls!

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace accidents. Injuries range from minor bruises to severe traumas and in some extreme cases, death. They’re also a very common cause of emergency room visits and workers’...Read Full Article

The Effects of Work on the Body

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a leading cause of workplace injury and cost billions each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity. MSDs affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. Carpal tunnel...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

Fighting Substance Use, Mental Illness, Stress, and Fatigue at Work

Traditionally, worker impairment has been synonymous with drug and alcohol use on the job. However, mental distress and fatigue are just as important for employers to address. All kinds of worker impairment are serious problems and have grown...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

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

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

2022 National Safety Stand-Down

National Safety Stand-Down week is a time to raise fall hazard awareness across the country and stop injuries and fatalities caused by falls. This year it is taking place from May 2-6. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event that encourages...Read Full Article

Steps for Tornado Recovery

The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) reports that around 1,200 tornados strike the US annually. Most tornados form out of severe thunderstorms or hurricanes and have winds that can exceed 300 miles per hour. While the average tornado itself...Read Full Article

National Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

Saturday, April 30th is National Drug Take-Back Day, an event created by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to encourage safe disposal of medications and educate the public on the risks of incorrectly discarding drugs....Read Full Article

Protecting Hands in the Workplace

Gloves are a mainstay in plants, mills, warehouses, maintenance facilities, and more. Choosing the right glove for the application is a critical step in protecting workers. To help you make your selection, here are some tips.Get a complete...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portable fire extinguisher basics

Fires can be dangerous and costly, and a portable fire extinguisher can be an effective tool to help control or put out early-stage fires.Fire extinguishers are classified by the type of fire they will extinguish and include:• Class...Read Full Article

Winter driving is a significant hazard for workers

Winter weather is largely to blame for the increased threat of highway and road accidents during the colder months. Workers can be injured during trips to and from a worksite or while carrying out other tasks, so employers should stress the...Read Full Article

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