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Protecting Worker Vision with Training and Equipment

Injuries on the job are inevitable. One of the best ways to protect your business and its employees from harm is to understand the risks present and prepare for them. A common workplace injury involves the eyes. These accidents can include temporary or permanent vision loss - making them very urgent to address. In addition to medical expenses, there are also productivity decreases that can occur when your staff is out of work to heal. Not to [...]

By |2020-02-26T16:42:07+00:00February 26th, 2020|First Aid, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Protecting Worker Vision with Training and Equipment

Worker Safety Around Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment is ubiquitous on many worksites. While it can help employees accomplish tasks efficiently, heavy machinery can also create a risk of accidents and injuries. Enforcing safety procedures is critical to prevent equipment rollovers and to keep workers from being struck or crushed by vehicles. Machinery Safety Features and Maintenance Equipment operators should wear seat belts whenever using heavy equipment. Top-loading vehicles should have a cab shield or another form of protection for the operator. Rollover [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:52:49+00:00February 13th, 2020|First Aid, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Worker Safety Around Heavy Equipment

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

Tips for Handling Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is a very real and scary reality that exists today. While the hope is that we are all safe in our daily routines, the truth is we spend a lot of our time confined in our workplaces and sometimes, individuals with ill intentions and bad motives can cause harm. The best way to protect yourself from harm should these scary situations arise, is to be prepared and know exactly what to do in advance of [...]

By |2020-01-16T21:49:53+00:00January 16th, 2020|Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Tips for Handling Workplace Violence

Importance of Respirator Fit Testing For Pest Control Professionals

If you’re a pest control professional, then you provide a very important service. Ridding houses and commercial properties of pests is a skill that most people will appreciate. While your work is certainly beneficial to many people and businesses, it’s important to remember that your own safety and health comes first. That means you should have your respirator mask tested annually by a professional.  Sporting an ill-fitting respirator will expose you to harmful pesticides and fumes. Letting [...]

By |2019-12-27T16:11:31+00:00December 27th, 2019|Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Importance of Respirator Fit Testing For Pest Control Professionals

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?

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|Comments Off on Prepare Your Workforce for 2020: Forklift Safety Training

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