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

Fire Prevention Month

During the month of October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) observes Fire Prevention Month. During this time, fire departments educate schools and communities and encourage the public to practice fire safety. This year’s...Read Full Article

Avoiding the Flu in the Workplace

Each year the flu makes headlines. According to WebMD, between 5% and 20% of Americans get the flu and miss roughly 70 million work days because of it. Employers can implement a combination of controls to protect workers and prevent the spread of...Read Full Article

Tips for Avoiding Injuries While Raking Leaves

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

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

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

School Bus Awareness

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...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

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