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Preparing Your Business or Home for Wildfires and Other Emergencies

May is National Building Safety Month, so it’s a good time to go over your plans of action in case of a workplace emergency. The warm weather brings tornadoes in some parts of the country, hurricanes in others and wildfires largely (but not exclusively) out west. All these events can happen during work hours, so […]
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Respirator Fit Testing Protects Workers from Airborne Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to identify potential risks at each job site and to provide appropriate protective equipment. For fire and restoration workers, respirators are routinely required. Making sure these devices fit properly is essential to protect employees’ health. If a respirator doesn’t form a tight seal with a person’s […]
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April is Tornado Preparedness and Earthquake Readiness Month: Is Your Business Ready?

While most business owner’s worry about a lack of sales as being the worst thing a company can face, natural disasters should also figure into management’s preplanning efforts. April is Tornado Preparedness Month as well as Earthquake Readiness month. It’s worthwhile to take the time to evaluate your organization’s safety procedures in the event of […]
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The Importance of Respirator Fit Testing For Fire & Flood Restoration

If you’re in the fire or flood restoration business, then you know how important it is to protect your lungs from unwanted fumes. Since smoke and fumes are commonplace after a fire, you are likely required by OSHA to wear respirator masks. While any respirator mask is better than no mask at all, it’s equally […]
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Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter Scenario

It’s an unfortunate reality that workplaces face today: the thought of an active shooter barging in with a goal of harming people. While it was a rare occurrence decades ago, in recent years, it’s, unfortunately, a possibility that should be prepared for. In a recent video, Respond Safety’s training coordinator, Michael Kelber, explains that active […]
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Does your Paint Shop Have a Respiratory Protection Program?

If you own or manage a painting or spray coating shop, then you are most likely required to provide mandated respirator protection to your employees. According to OSHA, Employers must first try to prevent hazardous dusts, fogs, fumes, gases, sprays and vapors from entering the work environment using engineering controls and substitution. If this cannot […]
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Safety Supplies for Law and Accounting Firms

Business owners and office managers have a responsibility to keep employees and visitors safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to have first aid kits available to treat injuries. If you operate a law or accounting firm, make sure that you have the supplies you need and that employees know where to […]
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2 First Aid Skills Every Teacher Should Have

  It doesn’t matter if you are an educator of toddlers, teens, or adults; it is your moral (and sometimes legal) responsibility to keep your students safe while they are in your classroom. Even if you teach in a place with a dedicated healthcare professional, it’s still important for you to have some basic first […]
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Why Your Car Dealership Needs First Aid Supplies

Since a workplace accident can happen at any time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires businesses to have first aid kits available to deal with them in a timely and safe manner. If you own or manage a car dealership, first aid kits or cabinets should be accessible and fully stocked in case […]
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PPE Equipment: Protecting Vision in the Workplace

Eye injuries are one of the most serious accidents that occur in today’s workplace. In addition to millions of dollars in losses due to time off and worker’s comp, there’s also the threat of more permanent damage to someone’s vision and the fact that many of these injuries can be prevented. Safety training and proper […]
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