Safety Tips For Home Improvement Projects

Home maintenance and improvement projects are always gratifying when you do them yourself. It may take a few tries to get everything done exactly the way you want it, but at least you did it yourself. In addition to your self-gratification, DIY projects for your home can save you money. You don’t have to hire anyone to do it for you, so you only have to pay for the tools and materials needed. (more…)

Preventing Fires in the Workplace

Do you know about the most common fire hazards in your industry? There could be more dangers than you think. Every year, it’s estimated that 80,000 workplace fires seriously damage businesses and injure workers. For 2015, we want to help you and your business recognize and avoid common business place fire hazards, which will help you and your employees be as safe as possible. Once you are aware of these three frequent fire risks, it’s much easier to avoid them later. (more…)

How to Successfully Complete a Safety Audit

Safety is the most important issue in any workplace. If a worker doesn’t feel safe in his or her job, then they’ll be unable to focus on doing a good job – and will focus on avoiding injury instead. Not only does this not contribute to a productive work environment – it’s dangerous, and is likely a sign that your place of work is not up to date on current legal requirements. (more…)

How To Protect Yourself And Your Power Tools At Work

When working in industries like construction or manufacturing, it’s probable that you’ll come into contact, and have to work, with a number of power tools and equipment. Working with power tools every day can make the tool feel like an extension of your arm. However, that thinking can result a lapse in concentration, which could lead to mistakes – and even to injuries. (more…)

Eye Injuries And How To Prevent Them

Eye injuries are very common injuries in the workplace. In fact, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that around 2,000 people are affected by work related eye injuries that need treatment every day in the United States. And out of these 2,000 injuries, more than 100 require at least 1 day of recuperation before an employee is able to go back to work. (more…)

3 Causes Of Back Pain At Work – And How To Prevent It

Persistent back pain can make it impossible to focus when at work. It can also make it impossible to actually complete your tasks. Unfortunately, many industries put a lot of strain on the back, increasing the chances of workers suffering from a range of issues, including minor aches to severe injury. Whether minor or severe, though, back pain is not something anyone wants. Fortunately, there are ways you can avoid it, thereby helping to make your job safer and more enjoyable for you.
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3 Small Things That Make A Big Difference At Work

Springtime is strongly associated with an annual cleaning and clearing out of our homes. But our living area isn’t the only space that deserves a little extra attention. Given that we spend much of our lives in our workspace, it makes sense to give our place of employment a “spring cleaning” lookover, too. (more…)

Five Ways To Show Your Machinery You Care

When you work in a blue collar industry, large, heavy machines are pretty commonplace. In fact, most workers walk by the machinery at their place of work every day without giving them a second glance. Even so, properly monitoring and maintaining your heavy equipment is important for business profits and employee safety. Although you may already be inspecting your equipment every year for wear and tear, we suggest five more things you should be doing on the weekly basis that will show your machinery some love, allowing them to work efficiently and raising the standard for work safety. (more…)

What Actions Are Protected Under The OSH Act of 1970?

After a three year struggle to protect the nation’s workers, President Richard Nixon signed the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act on December 29, 1970. Although the document was created almost 45 years ago, the OSH Act of 1970 is still very important today. The policy offers federal protection for all workers across the nation from dangerous working environments, as well as from any unfair consequences that could be imposed on employees who report on a  dangerous work environment. (more…)