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3 Types of Forklifts and When to Use Them

In many business industrial and warehouse workplaces, the use of automated mechanics to keep workers safe and increase efficiency is all too common. The forklift is one of those important tools that you’re likely to see in almost all of these workplaces and many others.  What is a Forklift? These powered industrial trucks can vary in size depending on the size and weight of the load they will be moving and carrying and use motorized forks and [...]

By |2020-10-26T18:22:15+00:00October 26th, 2020|Respond Systems|0 Comments

Respiratory Care Week 2020: A Reminder for Respirator Fit Testing at Job Sites

Protecting your lungs is important. Especially at job sites where particles or harsh chemicals are being released into the air. National Respiratory Care Week (October 25–31, 2020) is a time to show appreciation for respiratory care workers and also to bring awareness around lung diseases like COPD and asthma.  Respiratory care includes being aware of the quality of air you are breathing at each moment and using the correct protection equipment to help keep the poor quality [...]

By |2020-10-19T19:30:15+00:00October 19th, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Should You Fire Employees That Don’t Follow Safety Rules?

Most employers today are concerned with maintaining social distancing protocols. For people that have returned to the office, social distancing and cleanliness is paramount; however, employers everywhere are also asking their employees to remain home if they do not feel well. Whether it’s pride or simply a desire to work no matter what, employees have been coming into the office regardless. Is a headache worth using a sick day? How about a very minor cough? For some, [...]

By |2020-09-21T18:12:19+00:00September 21st, 2020|General|Comments Off on Should You Fire Employees That Don’t Follow Safety Rules?

How Are You Preparing for Workplace Related Injuries During COVID-19?

If your staff has now returned to work after the nationwide COVID-19 shut downs, there are still likely many precautions and new rules to follow as you welcome people back into the building.  While guidelines must be met for CDC adherence, they’re also set up to protect the health of your staff and to maintain productivity.  As a safety manager or person responsible for handling incidents in the workplace, COVID-19 has also increased awareness of the need [...]

By |2020-09-21T15:32:44+00:00September 21st, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on How Are You Preparing for Workplace Related Injuries During COVID-19?

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