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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|0 Comments

Training Your Workplace During & After Coronavirus

If you’re a business considered “necessary,” you may be having to leave the doors open and have employees on premises while the world strives to cope with the global pandemic of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which globally has led to hundreds of thousands of people ill with COVID-19. But how do you protect your employees and your customers, as well as the general public, during these trying times and going forward? The Occupational Safety and Health Act recently [...]

By |2020-03-30T20:06:21+00:00March 30th, 2020|General, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Training Your Workplace During & After Coronavirus

2020 OSHA Updates

In 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) significantly increased the number of employer inspections it conducted to address violations that put workers at risk. The agency also worked on new rulemakings and programs. Some changes are slated to take effect in 2020, while others are still under consideration. Proposed Rules Coming in 2020 OSHA plans to create a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act review panel. Its goal will be to create a standard to [...]

By |2020-01-27T12:53:21+00:00January 27th, 2020|General, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on 2020 OSHA Updates

Are Your Workers Suffering from Tiredness?

If they’re like most other U.S. workers, your workers are probably tired. In fact, nearly three-quarters of America's workers arrive at work tired, according to a study by staffing firm Accountemps. The study estimated that employee exhaustion costs the economy $411 billion annually through mistakes, missed opportunities and other goofs that can befall tired workers. The Accountemps survey included responses from more than 2,800 adult workers from offices in 28 cities in the U.S. In factories and [...]

By |2019-12-17T19:38:25+00:00December 17th, 2019|First Aid, General, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Are Your Workers Suffering from Tiredness?

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

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

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

Get Your Disaster Supplies Ready in Advance of an Emergency

The state of California is, unfortunately, one of the most prone regions in the U.S. to a natural disaster. From wildfires to earthquakes, floods, landslides, tsunamis, and other storms – the state has had its fair share of hazardous conditions. If you’re looking to keep your southern California business protected in the event of a sudden natural disaster, planning is key. Never wait until the very last minute when getting supplies is scarce or weather makes its [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:25:16+00:00June 17th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, General, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Get Your Disaster Supplies Ready in Advance of an Emergency

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 it’s a good idea to be prepared to keep your employees and your property safe. Wildfire Season May 4 was marked by [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:47:05+00:00May 24th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on Preparing Your Business or Home for Wildfires and Other Emergencies

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 face, the worker can inhale hazardous substances. Why Respirators Are Important in Fire and Flood Restoration Work Water that enters a building [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:44:53+00:00May 9th, 2019|Fire Safety, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on Respirator Fit Testing Protects Workers from Airborne Hazards