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OSHA just released a new rule for Confined Space

Dear Safety Newsletter Reader, OSHA just released a new rule (29 CFR 1926, Subpart AA, May 2015) for Confined Space (Follow OSHA Link Here, Final May 4th, 2015) “This rule will save lives of construction workers. Unlike most general industry worksites, construction sites are continually evolving, with the number and characteristics of confined spaces changing … Continue reading »

April is National Workplace Violence Prevention Month!

Dear Safety Newsletter Reader, April is National Workplace Violence Prevention Month.  It may be time to review your Workplace safety procedures in regards to violence-related injuries.  In 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 23,000 significant injuries due to assaults in the workplace. Over 70 percent were in the healthcare and social service settings. … Continue reading »

There are new Reporting Requirements for OSHA!

Dear Safety Newsletter Reader, We try to keep an ear out for new OSHA requirements for you when we can.  You may have already heard, but in case you didn’t, there are some new reporting requirements for fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses New OSHA reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries … Continue reading »

Protecting Workers From Cold Stress

Dear , We’ve listened to our customers and have redesigned our newsletter in a more mobile device friendly format.  We also think it just reads easier as well on all other platforms. Protecting Workers From Cold Stress Cold temperatures and increased wind speed (wind chill) cause heat to leave the body more quickly, putting workers … Continue reading »

Important Things to Consider In Home Repairs!

Important Things to Consider In Home Repairs! A lot of times, we are so focused on keeping our own employees safe that we don’t even consider own safety risks when trying to save money on doing our own home repairs. Amateur home handymen often take risks.  Such as, before climbing a ladder to fix the … Continue reading »

Tornado Sirens Still Save Lives!

Tornado Sirens Still Save Lives! Weather warnings come from many high-tech sources, including television, radio and email alerts. But when severe weather is threatening, most people hear the tornado sirens first. The sirens worked very well in Wichita, Kansas. Many lives were saved when tornados roared through the town. But in Woodward, Oklahoma, some of … Continue reading »

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit    A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone … Continue reading »

HANDS ON SAFETY TIPS FOR HANDTRUCKS

HANDS ON SAFETY TIPS FOR HANDTRUCKS Whenever you need to move a heavy load with a handtruck, be sure to: •  Wear heavy-duty work gloves with a good grip.  ANSI-approved steel-toed shoes are also recommended. •  Place the heaviest objects on the bottom. •  To avoid back strain, use proper lifting techniques in loading and … Continue reading »

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES OF MSDs?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MSDs? Workers suffering from MSDs (Musculoskeletal disorders) experience less strength for gripping and less range of motion. In extreme cases, a person may experience loss of muscle function and inability to do everyday tasks. Here are some common symptoms you should watch out for: · Painful joints · Tingling or … Continue reading »

Give Your Back a Break! Strategies to Prevent Painful Injuries

Give Your Back a Break! Try these strategies to prevent painful injuries Because so many demands are placed on your back, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that it is the most injury-prone part of your body. Only the common cold accounts for more lost work days. The good news is that there’s a … Continue reading »

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