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Winter Travel Safety

The holidays are fast approaching and so is the need to prepare and protect yourself during the hazardous winter driving ahead. Your car needs to be mechanically fit and you need to be mentally prepared for the travel ahead of you. Continue reading →

Snow Storm Safety

With the arrival of Winter comes the possibility of snow and ice storms. We all know to dress warm and be careful on snowy, icy walkways. But when was the last time you thought about your emergency plan for when a snow storm hits? Continue reading →

Ladder Safety

Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Take a few minutes to review ladder safety and to make a Safe Plan of Action before your next climb. Continue reading →

Too Much On Your Plate?

Whether it’s at work, home, or the dinner table, only take on what you can handle. If we take on too much (at work or home) we have a higher chance of making mistakes. Continue reading →

Job Site Safety Practices Are Mandatory

Recently, a worker lost his life on a job site, where SSOE is providing design services, when he was electrocuted while hooking up a welding machine. Safety policies and procedures are not suggestions. It is mandatory to follow all safety procedures at all times Continue reading →

Time Change Affects Safety

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Even after getting an extra hour of sleep, our internal body clocks can take up to a week to acclimate to this schedule shift. Continue reading →

Never Take Candy From a Stranger

Whether it’s receiving information, opportunities, or gifts – make sure it comes from a trusted source. Continue reading →

Emergency Action Plan

Most of us will go through our careers without a workplace incident, but it takes just one disaster to put your life in jeopardy. Companies should have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in place to protect employees during a crisis. Continue reading →

Fire Extinguisher Accessibility

To avoid putting workers in danger, fire extinguishers should be located throughout the workplace and readily accessible in the event of a fire. You can usually find them in hallways, Continue reading →

Fire Extinguisher Inspections & Testing

fire-extinguisherInspection Certification
Fire extinguishers must be certified annually in accordance with local, state, and national codes and regulations. This is a thorough examination by a licensed Fire Extinguisher Inspector. The certification process requires inspectors to verify the extinguisher is fully pressurized, free from damage, and weighed appropriately. Annual inspections also require a pull test on the pin and seal replacement—this must be verified with a dated inspection tag. If the extinguisher fails to meet these requirements, it must be replaced.

Fire Extinguisher Testing
The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends that extinguishers should be tested every six years or twelve years, depending on the type of extinguisher. Continue reading →