Protecting Your Own Safety: Knowing the Signs of Declining Mental Health

During times of extreme stress, being aware of declining mental health is really important. Many people are able to see others decline much sooner and more clearly than they may see themselves. It is normal during stressful events to feel some sadness, fear, and anxiety however, if these feelings are left unaddressed for too long, they can lead to more significant problems such as suicidal thoughts, violence, and addiction. It is important that we learn as much as we can about the signs to watch for because we are more socially isolated and people are not spending time with us to help keep us in check. Continue Reading →

Hand Safety and Injury Prevention

Healthy hands are needed for just about every job and to get through daily life comfortably. We use our hands for virtually every task we do at work. Because of this fact, they are commonly injured on the job. Keeping our hands and fingers out of harm’s way at work is critical. A serious injury to an individual’s hands or fingers results in a huge negative impact on their ability to work and overall quality of life. While gloves are the most common form of PPE found in the workplace, hand injuries are still one of the leading types of injury on the job. Continue Reading →

The “Fall Back” to Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday, November 1. 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 →


In light of current events, millions of people are now telecommuting. This presents unique challenges and safety concerns that affect us all. Whether you are newly working from home due to COVID-19 or seasoned telecommuters, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. Below are some tips to help make your telecommute safe: Continue Reading →

Safety Hierarchy of Control

I was recently asked what ESH & S is and what it means. What it stands for is Environmental, Safety, Health, and Security. To many of you, that may seem like “overkill”. To others it is “wasted money”. Governmental agencies require codes, standards, and regulations to ensure that workers and the public are safe and both employers and employees must follow them. Continue Reading →

Fire Protection Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month, a time when we all should be aware of ways to help learn fire safety. Continue Reading →