Resolve to be Ready

This year, make a couple of emergency planning resolutions. Resolve to be prepared. Make an emergency plan: choose a safe place to meet, learn evacuation routes, and establish an out-of-town contact. Take a current photo of you and your pet together in case you get separated during a disaster. Get to know your neighbor and invite…

Holiday Cleanup Tips

Dreading the holiday decor cleanup? Check out these tips to help make the post-holiday cleanup easier. Take pictures of your decorations before taking anything down. They’ll be a great reference when you’re planning next year’s displays. Start taking the non-breakables off of the tree first. Put them in their own box. No need to take…

Portable Ladder Safety

Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational injuries. Be sure to familiarize yourself and your employees on the following safety tips before using a ladder. Read and follow all labels/markings on the ladder. Avoid electrical hazards! – Look for overhead power lines before handling a…

Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations in 2019

Safety+Health unveils finalized Top 10 data for FY 2019 (which ended Sept. 30) Fall Protection – General Requirements is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for fiscal year 2019. This marks the ninth consecutive year it has stood atop the agency’s “Top 10” list. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) Hazard Communication (1910.1200) Scaffolding (1926.451) Lockout/Tagout…

Winterize Your Windows

The windows and doors of your home let in more cool air than any other part of your home, which is why it’s crucial to seal them properly. Following the right preparation steps will help you identify draft problems so you can add layers of insulation to keep you warm all winter long. When heat…