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 technologically advanced equipment tends to be sensitive and fragile, and can easily sustain damage that causes breakdowns. And the losses sustained continue to increase...

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...

Five Surprising Landscaping Hazards

  Last year, a landscape worker in Missouri suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree collapsed on him. In Pennsylvania, firefighters had to save a landscaper whose leg was pinned between a...

Protect Yourself From Harmful Chemicals While Landscaping

Protect Yourself From Harmful Chemicals While Landscaping You may use a variety of chemicals while landscaping, including herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. While these chemicals are...

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...

Make Safety Meetings Matter!

It’s many a supervisor’s dread: The Safety Talk. Call it a safety meeting, toolbox talk, or huddle, it’s designed to keep safety top of mind. But, it can become an empty ritual when your managers...

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,...

Spill-Proof Your Workplace

The old proverb says, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” While it’s certainly a waste of time and energy to cry over it, you should take spills very seriously—especially those in the workplace. Whether...

Avoiding Pinch Point Injuries

It is a common misconception that pinch injuries cannot be serious. In fact, pinch point injuries can be deadly, and they are one of the most common types of on-the-job accidents. Pinch point...

Avoid Winter Slips

Winter months in Illinois present additional hazards that are typically not factors for employees during warmer weather – specifically, slip and fall concerns. With snow and ice covered conditions,...

Accommodating Permanent Work Restrictions

When an on-the-job injury or illness results in permanent work restrictions, you are required to provide the injured worker a position that fits medically determined specifications. If you are unable...

Safety and Health Assistance for Small Businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the Office of Small Business Assistance to help small business employers understand their safety and health obligations,...

Respiratory Protection and Safety

It may seem like a hassle to wear respiratory protection, but particles and contaminants—no matter how small—can cause both short-term and long-term health problems. Respirators protect employees from...

Snowplow Safety Like A Pro

Quick and efficient snow removal is essential to businesses, as snow buildup can present a hazard to both drivers and pedestrians. When using a truck-mounted plow to clear snow from private property,...
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