Know the Dangers to Stay Safe in Harsh Winter Weather

Winter storms can produce a pretty snowy landscape, but also present potential hazards. Those caught in harsh weather may contend with car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, and carbon monoxide poisoning from the extreme cold, freezing rain, snow,...Read Full Article

Fire Safety and Prevention – Make it a Priority at Work

Preventing injuries and destruction that result from workplace fires must be a priority for you, your employer, and your colleagues. Having a fire prevention policy in place, along with choosing the right equipment to prevent and fight fires are...Read Full Article

Stay Safe While Removing Snow from Rooftops This Winter

Removing snow and ice from rooftops is necessary for numerous reasons, most importantly, to prevent overloading or collapse. Each year while performing this task, workers are severely injured or killed. After conducting investigations, the...Read Full Article

OSHA: Inspection Program Updated

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that its Site-Specific Targeting 2016 program has been updated.By applying industry and establishment-size criteria, OSHA focuses data collection on those most likely to be...Read Full Article

OSHA: New Video Reminds Workers How to Stay Safe Over the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing with lights decorating homes across the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new video to remind workers to keep themselves safe.In the video, OSHA provides the...Read Full Article

What to Do if Stranded in a Car During the Winter

If you’re car breaks down or you get a flat tire in cold, snowy weather, you will likely have concerns about how to keep safe.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has some guidance.If you’re stranded in a vehicle, stay in...Read Full Article

Common COVID-19 Respiratory and Training Citations by OSHA

Can the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cite workplace COVID-19 violations? Yes, they can.OSHA recently published Common COVID-19 Citations: Helping Employers Better Protect Workers and Comply with OSHA Regulations.By...Read Full Article

Flu Season: Keep your family and yourself healthy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding us that we can take steps to keep healthy during flu season.Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons over six months of age, who don’t have any...Read Full Article

Enjoy Fried Turkey for Thanksgiving

Frying your bird for Thanksgiving is a popular (and delicious) way to enjoy your feast. Nonetheless, as with any cooking, there are some guidelines to follow to avoid a turkey disaster.Here are some tips from the USDA:Don’t buy your bird too...Read Full Article

America Recycles Day

November 15 is America Recycles Day. It’s a perfect time to improve our contributions to recycling efforts.What Can be Recycled?Recycling programs vary depending on where you live.  Even if you don’t have a curbside pickup program,...Read Full Article

Practice Ladder Safety Each Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States leads the world in ladder-related incidents. Ladders cause more than 164,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year. Always choose the right ladder for the job and follow best...Read Full Article

OSHA issues guidance for the home repair industry

There are many appliances and systems inside the home that periodically need repair, from refrigerators to furnaces to sinks.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently issued guidance to help reduce the risk of...Read Full Article

Saluting Bravery on Mine Rescue Day

Working in mines is a dangerous career. Approximately 333,000 men and women work in mines across the US.Roof cave-ins, flooding, fires, and explosions present great risk to miners. When these emergencies occur, mine rescuers are called to save their...Read Full Article

2020 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Proper disposal of unused or expired prescription medications saves lives and protects the environment. When left in a cabinet or on a shelf, they are a public safety issue that too often tragically leads to accidental poisoning, drug misuse and...Read Full Article

Staying Safe In Tree Removal Sites

Loggers and other tree care specialists perform many duties. They clear sites for new construction projects, fell dying and diseased trees to avoid danger to residential areas, and remove trees that have received storm damage.Unfortunately, more...Read Full Article

OSHA: Temporary Guidance for Initial and Annual Fit-Testing Requirements

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of N95 respirators and fit testing supplies, health care employers may have to consider using alternative respirators, like powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), for those personnel in high...Read Full Article

Fire Prevention Week 2020: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

The National Fire Prevention Association is celebrating Fire Prevention Week from October 4-10, with the theme of Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen™.The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Simple actions can...Read Full Article

Protecting Refuse Collection Workers

Collecting residential and commercial trash keeps communities clean but also poses risks for the people who perform the work. Garbage trucks generally weigh over 26,000 lb. and have dangerous moving parts, including a hopper, hydraulic lift, and...Read Full Article

National Farm Safety and Health Week

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), agriculture is one of the top ten most dangerous industries. Injuries are common due to farmers’ use of heavy equipment, chemicals, and ladders along with their exposure to extreme weather...Read Full Article

Know the Warning Signs of a Landslide

In a landslide, large masses of earth, rock, or debris move down a slope. It can happen after an earthquake, large storm, fire, volcanic eruption, rapid snow melt, and even a large-scale construction project. The damage can be devastating, but even...Read Full Article

Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry, affecting approximately 50,500 workers. The changes maintain protection for employees while ensuring that the...Read Full Article

National Preparedness Month

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and ready.gov want you to think ahead and plan for floods, wildfires, blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, and tornadoes.National Preparedness Month is celebrated each September, offering guidance and...Read Full Article

Forest Fire Prevention

Forests are a national treasure. They provide homes to wildlife, trails for hikers to explore, along with oxygen for us to breathe. When a forest fire occurs, people, businesses, animals, and residences are in danger along with acres of trees....Read Full Article

Safer Handling of Granite and Marble Slabs

Individual granite and marble slabs can weigh anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. Workers who transport and handle these large pieces of rock face difficult challenges, including shifting loads and rack/support failures. Awareness...Read Full Article

OSHA Issues Poster for Meat Packing, Poultry, and Pork Workers

Recent guidelines for meat packing, poultry, and pork processing employers have been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help protect workers in these industries from coronavirus.The guidelines are presented in a...Read Full Article

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