Keeping Your Garden Center Safe – Avoiding Work Related Accidents & Costly Fines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific safety standards for garden centers which help keep your employees safe. They perform random inspections and the last thing you want, is to not be ready or compliant when they do. Fines can be very expensive, starting from $12,000 and upwards of $126,000.  The can actually … Continue reading Keeping Your Garden Center Safe – Avoiding Work Related Accidents & Costly Fines

OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App Available Aug. 1,2017

Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses -- they include construction, utilities, agriculture, and many more -- will have to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A. OSHA is launching the Injury Tracking Application on Aug. 1 to help employers who are affected … Continue reading OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App Available Aug. 1,2017

Fall Harvest Safety

Amy Rademaker, Carle Center for Rural and Farm Safety, shares eight ways to stay safe during harvest season. Harvest time is filled with long hours, field dinners and memories. It’s also one of the most dangerous times on the farm, says Amy Rademaker, Carle Center for Rural and Farm Safety. “There are more crashes, fatalities … Continue reading Fall Harvest Safety

Six Emergency Response Habits Employees Need to Develop

If safety glasses, ear plugs, and steel-toed shoes are required in a production area, most employees who work there every day will eventually get into the habit of wearing them—especially when they receive coaching and positive reinforcement for remembering them. When the same start-up procedure is used at the beginning of the shift every day, … Continue reading Six Emergency Response Habits Employees Need to Develop

Food Safety Requires Sacrifices

In America, food service jobs do not provide paid sick leave to servers, kitchen workers and even managers. Unfortunately though, many food service jobs pay low wages so it creates a huge hardship on employees if they are sick. Being in the front line of food service, these workers have a legal and moral obligation … Continue reading Food Safety Requires Sacrifices

Challenged When it Comes to Safety Training

The National Safety Council provided information about the Safety Training 2017 Survey that identified what challenges safety professionals encounter when it comes to training. Keeping safety top of mind among workers. Budget Constraints. Training a multi-generation workforce. Time restraints. Keeping training fresh. We completely understand all of these challenges! It is in an employers best … Continue reading Challenged When it Comes to Safety Training

TRACTOR SAFETY- 10 Tips

Tractor-related accidents are still the top causes of farm injuries and deaths. While tractors are your farm’s workhorse of choice, they’re still the leading source of work-related injuries and farm work fatalities. Minimize those risks with these top 10 tips for tractor safety: 1. Match the operator to equipment. Consider a person’s size, experience and … Continue reading TRACTOR SAFETY- 10 Tips

React Safe and Smart in an Active Shooter Situation.

Unfortunately, all over the news we've been hearing a lot of stories about active shooters. Here are some tips on how you can be prepared if you or your staff are ever in this situation: Run to a safe place as soon as possible! Don't worry about your belongings, your life is more important. Silence … Continue reading React Safe and Smart in an Active Shooter Situation.