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Job Site Safety Practices Are Mandatory

Posted November 14, 2016

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

Posted November 7, 2016

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

Posted October 31, 2016

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

Emergency Action Plan

Posted October 24, 2016

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

Posted October 17, 2016

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

Posted October 10, 2016

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 →

Fire Extinguisher Basics

Posted October 3, 2016

10-3-2016-how-to-use-a-fire-extinguisherTo 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, meeting rooms, kitchens, mechanical /electrical rooms, and near exit doors. Continue reading →

Lightning Strikes Cause Devastating Effects

Posted September 19, 2016

victims-golf-bag-destroyed-by-lightning-strikeThe effects of a lightning strike can be devastating.

In Wisconsin in 2007, a 75-year-old man was killed by a lightning strike while waiting out a storm under a pine tree during a morning golf game. The lightning struck his golf bag while he was holding on to one of his clubs, killing him instantly. Continue reading →

Zika Virus is Still a Threat

Posted September 12, 2016

Anyone who lives in or travels to an area where Zika virus is found and has not already been infected with Zika virus can get it from mosquito bites. Once a person has been infected Continue reading →

Who’s Got Your Back?

Posted August 29, 2016

8-29-2016-proper-lifting-techniqueIn an ideal work team environment, we like to think that we all have each other’s backs. However, when it comes down to taking care of the physical health of our backs and spines, the responsibility falls onto the individual person. Statistics show that nearly 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain or back injury at some point during their lives. Back strains are second only to the common cold for lost work days. Continue reading →