Safety Tips

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 [...]

Tow Truck Safety: Safe Work Practices for Towing Operations

2019-07-12T12:12:03-04:00July 12th, 2019|Safety Tips|

Towing operations has many components and operators are put in the face of danger on many occasions on the job. The following are safe work practices relative to towing operations: Driver Selection Establish a well-defined driver qualification program. This [...]

It Is Hot! OSHA Reminder to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat At Work Sites

2019-07-11T09:28:22-04:00July 11th, 2019|Safety Tips|

Across the country, there are major waves of heat, storms, and other weather patterns where we all need to stay conscious of what is coming and stay safe and prepared. One of the issues confronting us is heat-related illness. [...]

Massachusetts Distracted Driving Law: MA Senate One Step Closer to Banning Cellphone Use While Driving

2019-06-11T19:54:53-04:00June 10th, 2019|Legislative News, Safety Tips|

For the third session in a row, the Massachusetts Senate approved legislation requiring hands-free use of all mobile devices while driving. This time, however, the House and Gov. Charlie Baker appear to be on board, too. Senators voted 40-0 [...]

Safety Update: Employer Responsibilities and OSHA

2018-11-05T09:35:11-05:00November 5th, 2018|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

There can never me too much emphasis on safety culture in any business, and with 2019 now just around the corner, here is a brief regarding some of the most important employer responsibilities related to the Occupational Safety [...]