Tips, Mistakes and Standards for Machine Guards

Posted on February 22nd, 2022

Both OSHA and ANSI have standards in place for protecting workers who operate dangerous machinery — and if your industry is impacted by such regulations, you’re likely well-aware of the statistics about amputations, lacerations, and other injuries that come from improper machine guarding. Still, it’s worth noting that improper machine guarding was one of the […]

10 Steps for Identifying & Handling Hazardous Materials

Posted on January 31st, 2022

Hazardous materials are ubiquitous in a variety of workplaces and industries. From common household chemicals like cleaning products and antifreeze to industry-specific chemicals like muriatic acid, dangerous substances are a part of everyday life and work. Unfortunately, when employees aren’t properly trained on handling hazardous materials (or these materials aren’t labelled or stored properly), workers […]

What Makes a Good Safety Trainer?

Posted on January 21st, 2022

While great trainers are important to the success of any organization, safety trainers carry a huge responsibility: the lives of their trainees. With over 4,500 fatal work injuries recorded by the BLS in 2020, there’s no room for B-players on your safety training team. So how do you identify employees who have the potential to […]

OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Violations 2021

Posted on November 10th, 2021

In the ongoing quest for maximum safety in the workplace, OSHA’s annual release of their top 10 violations can offer employers a sense of which tasks and maneuvers may hold unexpected risk. While you’re hopefully aiming to assess and avoid risk across the board at your company, targeted lists like this can be a great […]

Post-Offer Physicals Prevent Injuries at Work

Posted on October 19th, 2021

Every seven seconds, an American is injured on the job, according to the National Safety Council. That totals up to 7 million injuries a year, resulting in an average of 21 days of disability per injury. Back and upper extremity injuries can easily triple that number. Safety hazards are the primary cause of workplace illnesses […]

Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace Part 1

Posted on August 30th, 2021

What Employees Should Know About COVID-19 Protections in the Workplace SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads mostly among unvaccinated people who are in close proximity to each other. The virus spreads particularly indoors and especially in poorly ventilated areas. Vaccination is an essential element in a multifaceted approach to protect workers. If your employer […]


Posted on August 3rd, 2021

Most of us have at least a rudimentary understanding of what to do if we find ourselves face-to-face with a flame in our daily lives. At least, we assume we do. So we run for the fire extinguisher, right? The fact is, depending on the setting, the intensity of the fire, and its source, the […]


Posted on June 7th, 2021

Keeping up with labor laws can be a daunting task. Changes seem to occur almost daily. And while this isn’t actually the case, it can sure feel that way. Changes to federal labor laws do not happen quite as frequent as those at the state level as a general rule. But in times of uncertainty, […]


Posted on April 20th, 2021

Falls are a dangerous work hazard, especially in construction. In fact, according to the CDC, in 2017 falls accounted for 366 out of 971 total construction fatalities! Fall protection for your workers is the responsibility of the employers. By understanding how falls occur, planning for your worker safety, as well as providing proper safety gear […]

Understanding Forklift Load Balance & Stability for Safe Operation

Posted on April 9th, 2021

Operating a forklift requires not only an understanding of the controls to drive the forklift and the possible hazards of the workplace surroundings. Operators also need to understand the importance of load stability. Too often operators are not provided sufficient training regarding loads and the dangers presented with operating a forklift beyond its load capacity. […]