Considering that it is almost the middle of July, it feels like the heat just keeps getting worse and worse! Heat stress can be absolutely deadly, so it is extremely crucial for employers to ensure the safety of their staff in keeping them cool and hydrated. Thanks to NIOSH, they provided an infographic to help … Continue reading Summer Heat can be HORRIBLE!
Portable fire extinguishers are CRUCIAL to have in the workplace. The National Fire Protection Association states that 93% of deaths and 95% of property damage caused by a fire takes place once that fire has progressed beyond the early stages. This is why it is critical to have a fire extinguisher within reach at all … Continue reading The Importance of Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace
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
Hi all, so we all are in the midst of our 4th of July weekend. I have been reflecting on my younger days doing Fireworks! Yep I admit it, my friends and I where really into it. We always played it safe. No matter how dare you operate there are very serious dangers that come … Continue reading 4th of July safety.
According to the National Safety Council's "Injury Facts", the exposure to electricity resulted in 1,730 cases with days away from work! If you or another staff member experiences an electrical burn, would you know what to do? If you said no, we are here to help! Here are some tips on what to do if … Continue reading Treating Electrical Burns
Personal Protective Equipment is also referred to as "PPE". It is equipment that is worn to help minimize the exposure to hazards in the workplace that may cause injuries and illnesses. So essentially, it is crucial to have PPE in your workplace! It is an OSHA requirement to properly train employees to know the following … Continue reading Personal Protective Equipment
It is proven that most companies only conduct Safety Inspections because they have to. OSHA has a crucial rule that employers are required to provide their staff with a workplace that is free from hazards, and situations that are likely to cause harm to their employees. Not only will workplace safety inspections meet your OSHA … Continue reading Why Conduct Safety Inspections?
Across the country, lifting heavy objects is very common for many employees. Unfortunately, lifting items improperly it may lead to injuries. We don't want that right?! 25% of all occupational injuries is due to the manual handing of object improperly. (The National Safety Council) Here are some tips on how to stay safe when lifting … Continue reading Safe Lifting is VERY Important!
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.
Considering June 13th was National Forklift Safety Day, I am here to tell you all about some common Forklift Hazards and how you and your staff can avoid them! Sadly, in 2014-2015 there were 23 deaths and almost 500 non-fatal injuries in result from vehicular collisions in workplaces! (Health and Safety Executive) Some common hazards … Continue reading Yesterday was Fork Lift Safety Day!