Thursday, May 5, 2016
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
Monday, May 2, 2016
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...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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...
Monday, March 21, 2016
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
Friday, March 4, 2016
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
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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...
Monday, February 8, 2016
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...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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
Thursday, January 28, 2016
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...
Friday, January 15, 2016
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...
Friday, January 15, 2016
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,...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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.
Monday, January 11, 2016
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...
Friday, January 8, 2016
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
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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,...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
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
Monday, December 21, 2015
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