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Auto Theft: Crime of Opportunity

Posted May 21, 2018

For most of us, our vehicles are an essential part of our lives. What would happen if your car vanished without warning? Most automobile thefts or break-ins are either a crime of opportunity or a result of a thief canvassing a location or situation. Here are some common sense tips to help prevent automobile theft at home, work, and while traveling. Continue reading →

Emergency Evacuation Plan: Where to Go and What to Do

Posted May 14, 2018

You are notified that a tornado is heading toward your location, the fire alarm system in the building is activated, or there is a notification to evacuate the building you are in. These are just a few example situations where you should either evacuate a building or take shelter in a building. Continue reading →

Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap.

Posted May 7, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) advises everyone to get their hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen ready for the long, hot summer. Many of the 3.5 million yearly cases of skin cancer could have been prevented by using sun protection and avoiding indoor tanning. The ACS urges everybody to “Slip! Slop! Slap! & Wrap®.” Continue reading →

PPE: Your Last Line of Defense

Posted April 30, 2018

After all the engineering and administrative controls have been exhausted, PPE is left to be the last line of defense against injuries.  Choosing the correct Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and wearing it properly can go a long way towards preventing injury to yourself and to others. Continue reading →

Workers’ Memorial Day is April 28

Posted April 23, 2018

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. Continue reading →

Construction Zone Safety

Posted April 16, 2018

Flagger SignOn average, more than 700 people die in crashes that occur in construction and maintenance work zones. This includes more than 100 workers at these road construction sites.

When traveling through construction zones, remember…we’re all in this together. Continue reading →

ALERT! Poor Communication is a Safety Issue

Posted April 9, 2018

Although we spend 80% of our day communicating, 50% of that time is spent listening, while retaining only 25% of what we hear!

Communicating effectively is not always easy, but it helps us avoid conflicts, reduce errors, promote a positive environment, and eliminate misunderstandings with others. Poor communications can be a safety hazard since the message may not be clear or understood. As professionals, we all have an obligation to protect others. If there is a hazard or if someone is at risk – SAY SOMETHING! Continue reading →

Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted April 2, 2018

Heredity, aging, and exposure to loud noises are the main factors that contribute to hearing loss. Chronic exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss that cannot be reversed. Much of the hearing loss suffered later in life is related to damage caused at a younger age. Now is the time to prevent and protect. Continue reading →

Emergency Preparedness

Posted March 26, 2018

Many people are concerned about the possibility of a public health emergency such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or disease outbreak. You can take steps now to help you prepare for an emergency and cope if an emergency happens. To help you prepare, we’ve provided step-by-step actions you can take beforehand to protect yourself and your loved ones. Continue reading →

Electrical Hazards

Posted March 19, 2018

4-25-2016 Electrical HazardsAccording to OSHA…An Electrical Hazard can be defined as a serious workplace hazard that exposes workers to burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash / arc blast, fire, or explosions. By identifying these hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. Continue reading →