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These Are The Top Safety Precautions for Office Buildings

We talk a lot on the blog here about safety at construction sites and in large buildings where heavy machinery is being used but there is also a need to protect workers who attend office buildings. Even if working on the computer all day from an office chair may not present the same risks, there are still hazards to be aware of and employers and property managers must ensure all safety precautions are taken at their office [...]

By |2020-08-21T16:32:59+00:00August 21st, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on These Are The Top Safety Precautions for Office Buildings

This Is Why All Workplaces Should Take Safety Training Seriously

Workplace accidents can have catastrophic results. Employees who get injured on the job may be unable to work for weeks or months or may be permanently disabled. The company may be liable for medical expenses arising from those injuries. Productivity may suffer because of the absence of the injured employee and low morale among other workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires training in workplace safety procedures and hazard prevention. For training to be effective, [...]

By |2020-08-18T14:44:59+00:00August 18th, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on This Is Why All Workplaces Should Take Safety Training Seriously

4 Tips for Safe Forklift Operation

Whether you work in a warehouse / retail store, or you’re just a curious consumer who has come across a few forklifts before, there’s certainly a right and wrong way to operate them. As you can probably guess, driving a forklift isn’t the same as driving a car: the former requires special training and licensing. In addition, driving a forklift comes with a set of safety protocols that all operators should follow.  Here’s 4 to be mindful [...]

By |2020-07-21T18:05:57+00:00July 21st, 2020|General|Comments Off on 4 Tips for Safe Forklift Operation

Do You Need a Wildfire Smoke Mask?

Now that summer is here, the threat of wildfires is on the minds of people in many parts of the United States. When wildfires burn, they often devastate hundreds or thousands of acres, and smoke can spread and can affect people many miles away from sites that are burning. A wildfire smoke mask might protect you from adverse health effects. How Smoke from Wildfires Can Affect People’s Health Wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, eyes, nose, and [...]

By |2020-07-08T13:28:49+00:00July 8th, 2020|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Respond Systems, Safety Training|Comments Off on Do You Need a Wildfire Smoke Mask?

Tips for Conducting a First Aid Assessment at Your Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide appropriate first aid supplies and minimum amounts of first aid training for some or all employees, depending on the circumstances. You should conduct periodic workplace safety assessments to identify your company’s specific needs. Assess Your Company’s Risk Start by figuring out the level of risk and the types of problems that are most likely to arise in your workplace. Consider the types of jobs performed and [...]

By |2020-06-16T13:51:49+00:00June 16th, 2020|Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Tips for Conducting a First Aid Assessment at Your Workplace

Why You Should Update Workplace Safety Skills Regularly

The importance of workplace safety and cleanliness has been a major focus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the entry of the novel virus in the U.S., businesses have been under strict regulations to provide a safe and comfortable workplace for employees to come to each day. A major part of achieving that is through safety training. In order for the workplace to operate and function with safety in mind, employees need to understand the risks in [...]

By |2020-06-11T20:33:58+00:00June 11th, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Why You Should Update Workplace Safety Skills Regularly

How to Avoid Injuries When Working From Home

Whether you love or hate working from home, it’s hard to deny how convenient it is. When you work from home, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic, your car breaking down, or your train being late--you just have to make sure that you’re up and ready to start your day. Still, it is important to realize that remote workspaces are not free of hazards. Whether you spend the entire day in your home [...]

By |2020-05-11T18:15:24+00:00May 11th, 2020|Respond Systems|Comments Off on How to Avoid Injuries When Working From Home

Safety is a Top Goal with Workplace Training

Workplace training is an important aspect of any operation. From a grocery store clerk to a car mechanic and even an office worker - understanding risks involved in the day to day functions of their job is important to navigating the risks and staying safe. In many industries, there are also stringent regulations in place to ensure workers always have a safe environment to perform their daily tasks.  Training for the workplace expands beyond knowing how to [...]

By |2020-05-08T20:46:54+00:00May 8th, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Safety is a Top Goal with Workplace Training

Why Every Business Should have an AED On Hand

There is nothing more important than the safety of employees and coworkers. The question is, if someone suddenly suffers from cardiac arrest in your workplace, are you prepared to help them? You might confidently answer “yes” now, but that could change in the moment. Many people freeze up during emergency situations; to prevent that from happening, training sessions and practice scenarios should happen regularly. Having the aptitude and knowledge to react when it counts is key, but [...]

By |2020-04-15T19:39:21+00:00April 15th, 2020|Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Why Every Business Should have an AED On Hand

Working with Robots – Safety Tips for the Automated Jobsite

Automation is nothing new. Many factories and job sites have been taking advantage of machines in the workplace since the industrial revolution. Over the years new technologies and developments have introduced intelligent robots that work alongside human workers to boost productivity, improve safety and change the dynamics of the workforce. Today, with the reality that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, more and more manufacturing facilities and factories are looking for ways to get work done even with [...]

By |2020-04-14T19:09:44+00:00April 14th, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Working with Robots – Safety Tips for the Automated Jobsite