January is National Radon Action Month
JAN 11, 2018 healthcare, manufacturing
January is National Radon Action Month January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe. Read More
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
DEC 28, 2017 construction, manufacturing
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely Do you know what one of the leading causes for missed work days is? Lifting and bending work-related injuries. If fact, they account for 34 percent of all work-related injuries each year. Most of these types of injuries are due to overexertion and gradual trauma of the back or shoulders from incorrect and unsafe lifting techniques. Read More
Fleet Telematics – Improving Driver Safety and Bottom Lines
OCT 16, 2017 manufacturing, risk management
Fleet Telematics – Improving Driver Safety and Bottom Lines You’d think in this day and age of self-driving vehicles, commercial driver safety would be on the rise. Wrong. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities in large truck crashes increased 22 percent between 2009 and 2015. Read More
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. Read More
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017
OCT 09, 2017 construction, healthcare, manufacturing
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017 Do you know which Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations are the most commonly cited? Recognizing common violations can help you plan and improve your company’s safety practices. Read More
Electrical Power Safety Checklist
SEP 25, 2017 construction, manufacturing
Electrical Power Safety Checklist The dangers associated with electricity and electrical power are more common and serious than we often realize. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about five workers are electrocuted on a weekly basis. Very little electricity is needed to cause a great deal of harm, so it is vital to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries. Read More
The Risk of Shift Work and Long Hours – and How to Remedy It
SEP 19, 2017 healthcare, manufacturing
The Risk of Shift Work and Long Hours – and How to Remedy It

It’s no secret that lack of sleep can cause problems in the workplace. Sleep deprivation not only impairs worker performance, it increases the risk for obesity, injuries and a wide range of chronic diseases. But shift work and long hours come with more hazards and risks than those associated with lack of sleep.

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Onshoring Operations: Tips to Keep Risks from Hitting Home

A trend among U.S.-based manufacturers is the onshoring or “reshoring” of production operations. Over the last several years, more companies have opted to bring some of their offshore activities back home. This trend is likely to accelerate if Congress takes up the administration’s pledge to create more domestic manufacturing jobs.

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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. Read More
Get Ready, Get Set, Stay Safe - Preparedness is Job 1 For many people, “preparedness” means thinking of keeping one’s home and family safe. With the average full-time working American spending 47 hours on the job each week, being prepared for emergencies at the workplace should also be a top priority. Read More
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