Transitional Task Ideas - How to Bring an Employee Back to Work Sooner

When an employee is off work due to an injury or illness, an effective return to work program can help you bring that employee back to work—in a modified capacity—as soon as they are medically able. This can help you save money and help improve your experience mod. But if that worker is restricted from doing all or part of their normal job, what...

EMC: Designated Physicians Are Good for You and Good for Your Employees

Three workers were injured on the job. Although the injuries were not life threatening, the first worker immediately rushed to the emergency room for treatment. The second worker visited his...

Supplement Off-Season Income

As you know, many contractors in fields such as landscaping and road work also provide winter services (such as snow removal) to supplement their off-season income. If you’re considering this option,...

Fives Steps for Making the Most of Safety Data Sheets

Your most powerful resource in dealing with hazardous chemicals is the knowledge provided by safety data sheets (SDS). But to be effective, SDS must be kept up to date and easily accessible....

Three Strategies to Prevent Dehydration in the Workplace

If you want to learn how to keep your employees safe when working in summer heat, take a tip from the website Desert Survivors: “The most critical elements to consider for survival in the desert...

How to Beat The Heat in the Workplace

Prevent Heat-Related Illness or Death in the Workplace When employees face the challenge of working outdoors in the heat of summer, or even in intense indoor heat conditions, it is critical to have...

Unknown Hazards of Extra Riders

Regardless of the industry, workers who allow passengers to ride along on equipment intended to transport only one person are asking for an accident. However, some employees may not realize...

Hedge Trimmer Safety

Tips for reducing your risk of injury at work Your job includes the use of various outdoor power tools and equipment that can be hazardous. Machines such as a hedge trimmer can cause serious injuries,...

Get the Right Pair, Safety Sunglasses!

Sunglasses are not just for fashion or for the beach; they provide the necessary protection needed to block harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. A good pair of sunglasses...

Don't Have a Breakdown

Because your business depends on functioning equipment to operate and maintain revenue, a breakdown could be devastating. The threat of breakdown is increasingly prevalent because...

Wood Chipper Safety for Outdoor Worker

Avoid caught-in and struck-by hazards with these pointers Wood chipper knives generally run between 1,000 and 2,000 revolutions per minute. Combine that with a powered feed mechanism, and it is fair...

How to Avoid Heat Illness

When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result...

Building Property of Others Coverage in Illinois

Illinois Building Property of Others Coverage in Illinois  This video covers a key area within a lease agreement in which many tenants of Chicago, Illinois should be aware of. For more information on...

Machine Guard Safety

  Use Machine Guards Machine guards are designed to protect you when working with dangerous equipment. Unfortunately, many workers also view them as an inconvenience or an obstacle to the task at...

Safe Lifting Tips for Heavy Loads

Safe Lifting Tips for Heavy Loads At work, much of your day is spent lifting, carrying and transporting heavy objects. While in many cases a machine does the grunt work, it only takes one careless...

What is OSHA? And Why is it Important to Your Business?

  Why is job safety and health important? In 2011, 4,609 employees died from occupational incidents, and there were a staggering 3.1 million total recordable cases of workplace injury and illness. On...

The 6 Fundamental Techniques of Risk Control

If you’re a business leader, then you already know the importance of risk control. It’s imperative that your business has a formal policy to limit the loss of assets and income. Here are the...

Top 10 Most Common Workplace Hazards

10 Most Common Workplace Hazards Strap in your seatbelts and grab your helmets; it’s a dangerous world out there. No, we’re not talking about jungles or the outback. This blog is about somewhere much...

The Benefits of Surveillance Cameras in your Business

Surveillance and video monitoring have become very affordable, easy to implement, and effective. For very little investment, cameras can stream video onto the internet so the owner can monitor...

Working with Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Flammable and combustible liquids are present at many worksites in the contracting industry. Gasoline, diesel fuel and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives,...
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