Creating a Positive Safety Culture

Moving from a safety policy to a safety culture requires guidelines that are aligned with the organizational brand, mission statement, principles, and values. Continue Reading →

The Fall Back to Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Even after getting an extra hour of sleep, ourinternal body clocks can take up to a week to acclimate to this schedule shift. Thismay result in feeling temporarily sluggish which can impact our reaction time,decision making skills, and concentration. Studies have shown that accidentsincrease around this time. By being aware of this, we can prevent incidents bystaying alert and adding a little extra focus on our tasks. Continue Reading →

Leaf The Injuries Out of It

Each year there are around 28,000 injuries related to leaf disposal!Hand tools account for over 50,000 injuries per year. More than 250,000 people fell while at heights.There are over 204 billion leaf bearing trees in the United States or around 650 trees per person. Continue Reading →

“For Safety’s Sake – Do Something!”

Everyday activities including work, play, school, shopping, travel, and just abouteverything we do involves some sort of safety risk. So how do we protect ourselvesand others from these potential injuries? Continue Reading →

October is Fire Prevention Month – Smoke Alarms

October has been designated “Fire Prevention Month” to commemorate the infamous Great Chicago Fire that occurred in October of 1871. More than 300 people died in that fire and almost one-third of Chicago burned. Continue Reading →

Fire Extinguisher Inspections & Testing

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. Continue Reading →