OSHA and NOAA Make Severe Weather Safety Resource

2019-09-24T08:16:05-04:00September 24th, 2019|Safety Tips|

Each year, there are numerous severe weather events with damaging consequences to our communities, businesses, homes, and much more. To help the general public—especially businesses and their workers—stay safe during severe weather, OSHA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

Safety Tips: How to Develop an Effective “Toolbox Talk”

2019-09-20T07:50:15-04:00September 20th, 2019|Safety Tips|

A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote department safety culture as well as to facilitate health and safety discussions on job sites. Toolbox [...]

Mechanic Injured at Car Dealership: Recommendations on Prevention

2019-09-11T08:36:18-04:00September 11th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

In this piece, we'll examine a real-life workplace accident and what could have been done to prevent it from occurring, in hopes of preventing further accidents such as this. An auto mechanic from New Bedford, MA was seriously injured [...]

Child Passenger Safety Week to Take Place This Month

2019-09-10T17:33:03-04:00September 10th, 2019|Company News, Safety Tips|

To keep children safe on roads, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is sponsoring Child Passenger Safety Week. Child Passenger Safety Week will take place the week of September 15. The goal is to make sure your child is [...]

Safety Alert: How to Stay Safe from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

2019-08-29T09:48:03-04:00August 29th, 2019|Safety Tips, Wellness|

Transmitted by mosquitoes, EEE is the most dangerous virus spread by insects in North America. While only about seven people contract EEE a year in the United States, the illness is fatal in about one third of cases, according [...]

Safety Tips: Handling of Flammable Liquids

2019-08-22T10:22:42-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Statistics indicate that more than 21% of industrial fires and 15% of office fires start with the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid. During a recent 4 year period. U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated average of 51,600 fires per [...]

Workplace Safety: Frequently Asked Questions for Return-to-Work Programs

2019-08-12T13:54:12-04:00August 12th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Return-to-Work programs have to be a successful part of employee benefits strategy. it is important that, prior to being injured, an employee know the process that will be initiated, the roles of those within the process, and his or [...]

Safety Tips: 6 Steps to Ensure an Effective Hazcom Program

2019-08-08T11:53:46-04:00August 8th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA’s hazard communication standard (hazcom or HCS) requires employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace to implement a formal hazard communication program that includes processes for managing and maintaining safety data sheets (SDSs), container labels, chemical inventory lists, a [...]

Safety Tips: How to Prevent 5 Frequent Injuries in the Automotive Industry Workplace

2019-08-02T09:44:35-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

There are several injury exposures that auto mechanics and technicians experience during their normal day to day operation. According to the most current Bureau of Labor Statistics injury and illness report auto mechanics and technicians had 13,150 nonfatal occupational [...]

Extreme Heat: What it Does to Your Body And Tips to Stay Safe (and alive!)

2019-07-19T10:40:21-04:00July 19th, 2019|Safety Tips|

Humans have built-in mechanisms to withstand heat and keep their core temperature within just a few degrees of normal, but their bodies need a little help. Here’s what happens when the summer sun is bearing down and the temperature [...]