Wildfire Preparedness For Your Business

As wildfires increase in intensity and frequency,adequately preparing for a wildfire can help you, your workers, and your business weather such an unexpected event. FEMA has released a comprehensive guide on surviving a wildfire. It includes a variety of topics on surviving and recovering from a wildfire. Although it’s intended audience isn’t just business owners,…

It’s Getting Hot Out There: Don’t Forget Heat Safety

The weather starts getting hot this time of year, with intense sun making raising the risks for outdoor workers. Heat-related illness like heatstroke can be serious if not treated. OSHA’s WATER. REST. SHADE. campaign is designed to prevent heat-related illness. It focuses on outdoor workers, like as those in construction, agriculture, transportation, grounds maintenance, and landscaping services. Here’s…

Tornado Safety

This week the Southeast has been hit with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, which are very unusual for this area. When rare, dangerous events occur, people are often unprepared for them. Tornadoes can happen with little or no warning, and they cannot always be seen ahead of time. Employers should develop an emergency plan for what to do…

OSHA v-Tools Highlight Construction Site Dangers

More than 800 construction workers die in the US each year in work-related injuries, while nearly 137,000 more are injured while on the job. Construction workers are exposed to many serious hazards: falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos. OSHA has recently developed a great resource to help employers…

Keep Breathing, Keep Living: Respiratory Safety

Because we do constantly without thinking, breathing isn’t something we naturally give much consideration to. But inhaling toxic substances can have serious effects on our health and life. Exposure to chemical substances can cause everything from irritation to bronchitis, emphysema, lung disease, and even cancer. Acute exposure to toxicants can trigger death by asphyxiation. Respiratory…