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Summer’s Coming!

Posted May 22, 2017

It’s finally here at last! The season for warm weather, grilling and picnics, water activities, travel, and outdoor play! Practicing common sense and safety will keep you looking good, feeling good, and you won’t miss out on any of the fun. Continue reading →

Heads Up!

Posted May 15, 2017

Whether it’s at a construction site, in the factory or manufacturing plant, or in the office, our common spaces can become crowded at times. Avoid collisions or near misses in the workplace. Not only will these tips keep you safe, they are common courtesy. Continue reading →

Fall Prevention

Posted May 8, 2017

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. Continue reading →

Know What’s Bugging You

Posted May 1, 2017

As the weather warms up it is likely that we will be working outdoors, side-by-side with some potentially hazardous insects. Here are some samples of bothersome bugs that could result in serious health hazards. Continue reading →

Safety Shortcuts

Posted April 10, 2017

Most of us know that accidents are caused by only two things – unsafe acts or practices, and unsafe conditions. Some of us even know that 9 out of 10 accidents are the result of unsafe acts, or things we do when we know better. This is kind of strange if you think about it. We have more to fear from our own actions than from any other job hazards around us. Why do we deliberately expose ourselves to injury every day? Continue reading →

Spring Training

Posted April 3, 2017

I’ll bet you didn’t know that working for your company automatically got you a position on the company safety team. The safety manager, let’s call him “Coach,” is a firm believer that, as a team, we win together and we lose together. So we all need to be peak performance players.

Here are some notes from Coach’s playbook: Continue reading →

Establishing a Safe Work Environment

Posted March 20, 2017

It takes both the employer and employee, working together, to establish a safe work environment. Continue reading →

Working Around Moving Equipment

Posted March 13, 2017

Construction sites, highway construction, manufacturing plants (big and small) all use mobile equipment such as cranes, trucks, earth movers, fork lifts and / or other material handling equipment to help with their work. Continue reading →

Moving Machinery Hazards

Posted March 6, 2017

Moving machinery is everywhere! Construction equipment, production machinery, process equipment, transportation devices such as automobiles and bicycles, home shop and yard equipment, and even office photocopiers contain moving parts to be avoided. Continue reading →

The Flu Season is Still Upon Us

Posted February 27, 2017

Flu season is starting to wind down, however it is still going strong in some areas. This year’s flu viruses are especially harmful to those persons over 65 and children under 4 years of age. The best way to protect against the flu virus is to get a flu vaccine each year. Continue reading →