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9 Great 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 risk of...Read Full Article

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Food Safety to Prevent Illness

If there are Memorial Day celebrations in your weekend plans, there’s a good chance that food will be part of them. Barbecue chicken, apple pie, or potato salad may find its way onto your plate. But if you or your host are not careful about prep or...Read Full Article

Best Practices for Ladder Set-Up and Use

Ladders are extremely handy. They help you reach the top shelf, wash windows, and climb up to the roof. Before ascending one, take caution. Though they're a common fixture at work, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States...Read Full Article

How Do Electrolyte Drinks Work to Hydrate You?

If you’ve seen an ad or label for a sports drink, you’ve seen reference to electrolytes and their benefits. But what are electrolytes? The term covers a surprisingly broad range of substances, as any chemical that conducts electricity when dissolved...Read Full Article

At Risk for Impact Injuries? Read this.

When it comes to our hands, it’s hard to imagine what we’d do or how we’d function in our day-to-day lives without them. From tying our shoes, to driving, to signing our names, we depend on our hands immeasurably. For people on the job, losing...Read Full Article

OSHA Honors Fallen Workers on Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day honors those whose lives have been impacted by occupational incidents, illness, and diseases. Families, workers, labor unions, and advocates will gather in Washington, DC and in communities across the country to fight for...Read Full Article

Help flood cleanup workers avoid dangers

Floods are the cause of monumental damage to business and residential areas every year. Cleanup projects to restore communities can be dangerous, and environmental conditions are hazardous for workers. The Occupational Safety and Health...Read Full Article

What is a Leading Edge SRL and How Does It Protect Against Falls?

Fall protection is an essential aspect of any job at height, but different working situations require different safety measures. For work involving a leading edge, a special Self-Retracting Lanyard is needed to ensure worker safety.What is a leading...Read Full Article

Working Outside? Tips to Protect Yourself Against Insect and Snake Bites

Reduce injuries and illness caused by insects and snakes by educating workers and providing appropriate protection. Below are tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that employers can share with work crews to help lower...Read Full Article

Four Considerations when Choosing Construction Lighting (and Other Options You Might Not Have Considered)

Portable temporary lighting is crucial to ensure safety on construction sites. Injuries and accidents increase during nighttime building projects when visibility is limited, and these risks increase on sites with environmental hazards, like falling...Read Full Article

How to Prevent Dropped Object Hazards: A Guide for Both Overhead and On-the-Ground Workers

Working at height comes with numerous risks. Falls are a commonly understood danger when working at height, but they’re not the only one. Dropped objects pose a serious hazard too, and don’t require much height to be lethal: an object of less than...Read Full Article

6 Questions to Help You Maintain and Inspect Your Eyewash Station

Our eyesight is invaluable, so it’s crucial to protect it, including on the job. In workplaces where employees are exposed to corrosive or caustic materials, eye injuries blind thousands annually. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Read Full Article

More Than Branding: Why Logoed Safety Garments Boost Construction Site Security

Construction sites are inherently busy and complex work zones where ensuring safety is paramount. Not only do you want to protect your team from people who aren’t authorized to be there, but you also don’t want the risk and liability associated with...Read Full Article

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Every March, Workplace Eye Wellness Month reminds us how vital it is to protect our eyes at work. Across the country, millions of people perform jobs where their sight is at risk. It’s not only flying debris and harsh chemicals that pose danger:...Read Full Article

How to Safeguard Against the Three Most Common Hazards for Railway Workers

Trains are one of the safest forms of travel, yet risk is still present for rail workers. The long shifts, complex machinery, and hazardous cargo involved make for a high-stress and high-stakes working environment. Strict adherence to best practices...Read Full Article

Gear Up and Save: How Employee Purchase Programs Can Revolutionize Your PPE Budget

No matter the number of people on your team, ordering their required protective equipment (PPE) in their individual sizes can be a headache. When you add in the time it takes to distribute the gear, the headache can mushroom into a migraine....Read Full Article

What are Windsocks Used For? Eight Types of Worksites Where Windsocks are Necessary

Industries from manufacturing to transportation thrive on the newest, most advanced equipment, but many of the most crucial, reliable items at many worksites are the simplest. One of these is the windsock. You’ve probably seen these conical, tapered...Read Full Article

We've Got Your Back... and Knees and Shoulders! Workplace Tips for a Strong Ergonomic Process

Ergonomics. We hear the term often. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes it as the process of “fitting the job to the person,” meaning using the principles of a safety and health program to address and reduce risk...Read Full Article

Three Outsole Factors That Will Help You Pick Your Ideal Work Footwear

The outsole plays several roles in shaping the best use of a work shoe or boot. It’s the supportive platform of footwear, providing stability, flexibility, and comfort. Its type and depth of tread determine its traction on different surfaces, and...Read Full Article

Gas Detection for Meat Processing Facilities

Ammonia, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen are three gases regularly found in meat processing plants. Aside from risk of explosion and fire, leaks can cause headaches, dizziness, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, asphyxiation, and elevated heart...Read Full Article

Your Hard Hat’s Best Friend on Cold Days

The wind howls and you can see your breath. Whether you’re working outside in the cold or inside without heat, when winter's grip tightens, you feel it! To ward off frostbite on the cheeks, chin, ears, and nose, it’s a good practice to protect your...Read Full Article

Three Overlooked Hazards in Oil and Gas Extraction

Oil and gas extraction (OGE) is one of the most dangerous industries for workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that occupational fatality rates in this field are consistently higher than those in other industries....Read Full Article

Revealed: 4 Achievable Resolutions for 2024

Welcome to 2024! Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you might be surprised to learn that resolutions have a place at work. As we flip the calendar, our resolutions to better ourselves or our performance don’t have to be...Read Full Article

How to Prevent Runway Incursions and Keep Airport Ground Crews Safe

Airports are getting busier and busier, which makes runway traffic more complicated and dangerous for the teams that keep it all going. Not only are they responsible for ensuring a plane’s safety and readiness for flight, but their daily tasks...Read Full Article

Get Ready for OSHA’s Upcoming Recordkeeping and Reporting Changes

It’s almost here! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an amended occupational injury and wellness recordkeeping regulation earlier this year to require certain US employers to electronically submit their information,...Read Full Article

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