Avoiding the Line of Fire

The term "line of fire" in safety is very common when talking about the hazards of a work task. Depending on the work being completed, there could be many different lines of fire or there could be very few. It is important to understand what the line of fire is and how to avoid being in it to avoid injuries. What is line of fire? A simple definition is being in harm’s way. Line of fire injuries occur when the path of a moving object, or the release of hazardous energy, intersects with an individual’s body. Continue Reading →

Summertime Celebration

Summer is full of fun activities. Here's how to have fun and be safe. Continue Reading →

Signs You May Be Dehydrated

Your body depends on water to survive. Every organ, cell, and tissue in your body needs water to work properly. Your body uses water to regulate its temperature, remove toxic substances, and help the absorb essential nutrients. Continue Reading →

Safe Driving – #JustDrive

You are traveling and exiting an interstate when the car in front of you stops suddenly causing you to rear-end that car. The airbags deploy and there is significant damage to your vehicle. You were not distracted at the time of the crash, but obviously was too close to the other vehicle. You were not injured in the accident, but was sore and bruised up from the crash. Thankfully you were wearing your seat belt. You were cited by law enforcement for failure to maintain an assured clear stopping distance. Don't forget to document the crash with details of what happened, any photos, witness statements, and a police report. If this occurs during your workday, did you file an Incident Report with your company? Continue Reading →

When Disaster Strikes Will YOU Be Ready?

Every year, thousands of people are impacted by severe weather and natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, hurricanes, and ice or snow storms. We can’t control when or where a disaster will strike, however, we can be prepared by knowing what to do before, during, and after a severe weather event. Continue Reading →

Complacency in the Workplace: Don’t be a Zombie

Complacency can be defined as self-satisfaction, often combined with a lack of awareness of hazards. Complacency is extremely hazardous in the workplace. We get so used to things being done the same way that we do not always look at the hazards that may surround us. We also may underestimate the risk of tasks that we perform regularly, or fail to notice a change in our environment when we become complacent in our daily routines. Continue Reading →