Safety Rules: Why They Exist

Who is responsible for the creation of safety rules?It was the guy we’ve all heard about who cut off two of his fingers after he removed the guard on a saw. He was helped by the machinist who didn’t have the time to go back to the lunch room for safety glasses and lost an eye when the bit broke in the drill press. They both got advice from a co-worker who had his head split open by a falling hammer because he “just plain didn’t like to wear hard hats.” Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. With an average of 455 daily fires, cooking is the leading cause of homefires and home fire injuries according to NFPA's Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment Report & NFIRS data. Continue Reading →

Raking and Disposing of Those Leaves

Here are some reminders during yard cleanup. Continue Reading →

Time Change and Safety

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Setting all the clocks, watches, and appliances to the new time is the easy part. The hardest part of ending Daylight Saving Time might be adjusting our “body clocks” to the time change. Studies have shown that it can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week for our bodies to adjust to the rapid change in time and daylight hours. So what does that have to do with safety? Continue Reading →