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Prepare Your Workforce for 2020: Forklift Safety Training

Forklift incidents are an all too common concern in today’s workplaces. Implementing a safety plan for the operation of these vehicles is critical for companies as they plan their 2020 operations. Investing in forklift safety measures is far more cost-efficient after all than the fines and infractions given for violations. Common forklift incidents include: Tipping or overturning the machine Not using a seatbelt Striking pedestrians Forklifts might be beneficial to productivity in the workplace, but they also [...]

By |2019-11-19T16:24:45+00:00November 19th, 2019|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

California’s Earthquake Warning App: How to Keep Your Business Protected

Over 143 million Americans in 39 states live in areas with significant seismic risk. The danger is particularly high in California and other West Coast states. Each year, earthquakes cause billions of dollars in damage. Earthquakes can strike seemingly without warning, but technology has been developed that can detect the first sign of an earthquake and send alerts to give people and businesses a small amount of time to prepare. How Does It Work? ShakeAlert can detect [...]

By |2019-11-07T19:24:39+00:00November 7th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, General, Safety Training|Comments Off on California’s Earthquake Warning App: How to Keep Your Business Protected

Preparing the Workplace to Survive an Office Shooting

It’s an unfortunate state of affairs: each day around the country, countless school children have “lockdown drills” to prepare them to protect themselves should a violent individual enter the building. But violent situations occur in workplaces, too, and few companies prepare their employees for what to do should a shooter or other individual intent on causing harm enter the workplace. It’s worth it to take a few minutes to let your employees know what they should do [...]

By |2019-10-22T13:15:53+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Preparing the Workplace to Survive an Office Shooting

Respirator Fit Testing for Medical Students

Medical students may be exposed to environmental contaminants and infectious diseases during their training. They must, therefore, have respirators that they can use to protect themselves on the job. Why Are Respirators Necessary? When medical students participate in clinical activities, they may interact with patients who have communicable diseases. Bacteria and viruses can spread easily from person to person, and a medical student who became infected could then transmit illness to other patients and staff. In addition, [...]

By |2019-10-10T17:59:49+00:00October 10th, 2019|First Aid, General, Respond Systems, Safety Training|Comments Off on Respirator Fit Testing for Medical Students

First Aid Restocking Service: Is It Worth It?

We hear it over and over: there's nothing more important than safety in the workplace. Employers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure that first aid supplies are readily available in the event of an emergency. To uphold this obligation, safety managers and human resource professionals are often tasked with making sure that these supplies are plentiful and fresh. Sounds easy, right? Sure, if you're a small office, then monitoring the contents of a small wall [...]

By |2019-09-23T19:26:16+00:00September 23rd, 2019|First Aid|Comments Off on First Aid Restocking Service: Is It Worth It?

More Businesses in Search of Active Shooter Training

Mass shootings have become alarmingly frequent occurrences, causing Americans to realize that gun violence can happen anywhere. This has prompted an increasing number of business owners to provide active shooter training so their employees will know what to do if violence occurs at their workplace. Why Is Active Shooter Training Necessary? Many people have no idea what to do if they suddenly hear gunfire, and people often panic when they find themselves in that situation. Receiving training [...]

By |2019-09-19T18:48:20+00:00September 19th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on More Businesses in Search of Active Shooter Training

Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for Small Business

Hurricane season began on the first of June, but it tends to peak at this time of year. With a potentially deadly storm currently approaching Florida and many smaller forms on their way across the South Atlantic Ocean, it’s a good time to review how to keep your business and your employees safe in the event of a hurricane event. Even if you don’t experience a direct hit, flooding from heavy rain can cause dangerous situations. Plan [...]

By |2019-08-30T17:09:17+00:00August 30th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, General, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for Small Business

What’s The Best Respirator For Smoke?

If you’re a resident of Southern California, then chances are you’ve experienced, or at least heard about, wildfires. To protect yourself, your coworkers, and friends from inhaling this dangerous smoke, it’s best to know what type of respirator mask to wear. There are a few different respirator masks to choose from, but the N95 protects against smoke the best. The “N” has 2 meanings: first, it means that these masks are “Not Oil Resistant.” This means that [...]

By |2019-08-13T20:31:18+00:00August 13th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety|Comments Off on What’s The Best Respirator For Smoke?

Common Workplace Eye Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Eye injuries can occur quickly and without warning, and the results can range from minor to catastrophic. Pieces of flying metal and glass, dust particles, other airborne contaminants, chemicals, malfunctioning tools, and radiation are the leading causes of workplace eye injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries include a scratched cornea, a foreign object lodged in the eye, and a strike by an object to the outside of the eye. Thousands of eye-related workplace accidents [...]

By |2019-07-23T19:04:19+00:00July 23rd, 2019|First Aid, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Common Workplace Eye Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Earthquake Supplies Every Southern Cali Office Should Have

If you live in California, then you know how important earthquake preparedness is to the well-being of your friends, coworkers, family, and employees. Nobody wants to be in the thick of an earthquake, but considering how often they occur in California, it’s better to be prepared for the worst. Although California earthquakes are frequent, the LA Times found that most residents were unprepared for “the big one,” despite constant warnings that it was coming.   In response [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:40:57+00:00July 17th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid|Comments Off on Earthquake Supplies Every Southern Cali Office Should Have