Winter Is Coming … Do You Have a Plowing Plan in Place?

Like it or not, the snowy season is right around the corner. Heavy snows and winter storms can affect the productivity of any business, possibly even halting it altogether. Clearing snow from parking lots, entry roads, docks, and other work areas can keep your business running even in during the harshest winter weather. Before the … Read more

Fall Protection Tops OSHA’s List of Top 10 Violations

The most common workplace danger cited by investigators from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration last year was the failure to provide adequate protection against worker falls. It was the seventh consecutive year that fall protection led the federal safety agency’s list of most common citations, which was presented last month at the 2017¬†National … Read more

Creating a Culture of Safety Starts from the Top Down

At some point or another in their careers, just about everybody has worked at a place where most of their co-workers¬†just didn’t seem to care much about what happens. Inaccurate or damaged orders may have been shipped without being double checked. Safety standards may have been ignored or glossed over. And “looking the other way” … Read more

Power Lines One of the Most Common Hazards of Working Outdoors

The thing about power lines is that they are everywhere. Rural areas, urban areas, suburbs, you name it. No matter where you are working, look up and there are bound to be overhead power lines. Touching an electrical line can result in instant electrocution, causing serious injury or even death. In fact, about 119 people … Read more

Emergency Eyewash Stations Can Save Your Eyesight

If your business works with chemicals, it’s a good idea to have emergency eyewash stations located throughout your property. In the event that a caustic chemical is accidentally splashed into a worker’s eyes, it can save their eyesight. It could even make the difference between life and death. There are eight essential steps to properly … Read more

New Free Smartphone App Measures Workplace Noise Levels

If you think that the noise levels at your workplace are at unsafe levels, but you aren’t sure how to measure them, a federal agency has created a new smartphone app that anybody can use. The Sound Level Meter app was created by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health so that anybody … Read more

How to Extinguish Different Types of Workplace Fires

Throw water on a grease fire and it will get bigger. Use a fire hose on an electrical fire and you could put everybody in the vicinity in danger of an electrical shock. Knowing how to extinguish different types of workplace fires does more than just cut down on property damage. It also could prevent … Read more

Here Are the Top 10 Ways Your Workers Probably Will Get Injured

As any business owner can tell you, workplaces can be hazardous to employees. Every year, more than $50 billion is spent on worker disability claims. The saddest part is that most workplace injuries can be easily avoided if a few simple changes are made. Identifying risks within the workplace and making corrections, retraining workers to … Read more

Labor Department Offers Safety Help to Smaller-Sized Contractors

While the biggest construction contractors often have teams of safety and health specialists on staff to help identify and eliminate safety hazards, smaller-scale contractors who make up the majority of construction businesses are generally on their own. Until now, that is. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a new guide designed to … Read more

Harvest Time Is a Good Time to Review Grain Worker Safety

Every fall, thousands of farms begin the process of harvesting millions of tons of corn, wheat, oats, barley, soybeans and other agricultural products. It’s an annual tradition that has been the backbone of the US agricultural industry since the country began. But working with grain has its risks and every year agricultural workers are injured … Read more