Mold Prevention and Cleanup After a Hurricane
After a hurricane, the likelihood of mold contamination in your building is high, and excessive mold exposure may lead to several health problems. When returning to your business after a major storm, it is important to consider the dangers that come with floodwater. When the water recedes, it leaves behind bacteria that is a serious threat to health.
Trench Safety Stand Down Week
Always with an eye to keep worksites safe, the National Utility Contractor’s Association (NUCA) – with the full support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – recognizes June 19 to 24, 2017 as Trench Safety Stand Down Week. What does this mean? The NUCA is asking all contractors, municipalities, military and others involved with trenching operations to talk directly to employees and others about trench safety and excavation hazards.
Texas to Ban Texting While Driving
As of September 1, 2017, Texas will become the 47th state to ban texting while driving. Currently, Montana and Arizona are two remaining states that allow texting behind the wheel, and Missouri only bans it for drivers under the age of 21.
The Importance of National Safe and Sound Week
Safety and health programs play a vital part in any business, but especially in industries such as construction and manufacturing. To help bring awareness to the importance of safety and health at the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is spearheading the inaugural Safe + Sound Week this June 12-18, 2017. Over 70 employee- and safety-related organizations are supporting this worthy endeavor.
What is Telematics and How Can It Optimize Fleet Operations?
Derived from the dual terminology of “Telecommunications” and “Informatics”, Telematics, is a way of monitoring the movements, behavior, status, and location of a vehicle (or fleet of vehicles). Through the technology, information regarding a vehicle is sent, received and stored digitally with the goal of monitoring and/or evaluating both driver and vehicle performance.
Spring Has Sprung - and So Have Your Job Site Pollution Risks
As spring returns, so do the sounds of progress: shovels breaking ground, front-end loaders dumping fill dirt into heavy haulers, and construction workers opening the tailgates of their pickups at job sites. The return of spring of course also means rain, often resulting in project delays, other job challenges, and something more substantial – yet often overlooked: exposure to pollution.