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Working at Heights – What is Suspension Trauma and How Can You Avoid It?

When working at heights, most consideration is devoted to scaffolding and safety harnesses. But what about suspension trauma?What is Suspension Trauma?Suspension trauma, also known as “harness hang syndrome” is caused by holding the body upright and unsupported for an extended period of time. The heart struggles to overcome the effects of gravity, reducing blood flow -->

Eye Safety Checklist for the Workplace

Taking the proper safety measures to protect your eyes in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you are welding, drilling, or performing any other activity that may pose as a threat to your eyes, you should always follow this simple eye safety checklist:1.    Create a Safe Work EnvironmentMinimize hazards from falling or unstable debris.Make sure -->

Testosterone Therapy May Increase The Risk of Ischemic Stroke, Heart Attack or Death!

WARNING! On January 14, 2014 the FDA issued a safety alert with respect to drugs containing testosterone based on two published studies that suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among men who are prescribed testosterone therapy.  These studies indicated that these drugs may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, heart attack or death. The -->

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! Time to do a deep clean to our homes, lawns and garages. But all that lifting, climbing and other spring-cleaning activities can heighten the risk for injuries. There are over 10 million unintentional home injuries in the U.S. per year that result in hospital emergency room visits, according to -->

10 Tips for Safe Grilling This Season

The weather is getting nicer and it’s tempting us to head outside and start grilling! Grilling can be a fun family event, but if proper precautions are not taken, it can lead to serious injuries. Make sure you follow these basic tips for safe grilling this season!1.    Fire: Fire can be extremely destructive! Always have -->

Job Site Safety: 12 Hazards that Cause Injuries and Deaths

The workplace can be extremely dangerous if proper precautions aren’t taken. It’s also important to be aware of the hazards in the workplace that cause injuries and or deaths. 1.    Chemicals: Corrosive chemicals have a variety of uses, including making new chemicals and products. However, chemicals can cause burns to the eyes and the skin, -->

Workplace Safety Tips

Here are some general precautions you should always take while on the job to avoid injuries in the workplace: •    Never take shortcuts! Always be thorough to avoid injuries and mistakes that could cause serious injuries•    Take responsibility and clean up if you make a mess that could harm others•    Always follow correct procedures•    Clean -->

A Truck Driver’s Winter Survival Kit

Use the below checklist to make sure you are prepared for any winter weather while driving on the job! • Warm socks, hats, and gloves. Extra pairs of each!• Extra clothes• Sleeping bag or blankets.• Extra towels.• Non perishable foods such as granola or nuts.• Extra medication if necessary.• Bottled water.• Shovel.• Flashlights and extra -->

Railroads Agree to Increase Oil Train Safety

false The country’s major freight railroads announced last week that they will abide by a series of measures to increase the safety of crude oil transportation. Due to the lack of pipelines in the region to transport this immense quantity of oil to other states to be refined into gasoline, companies have chosen to transport -->

8 Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

Just got a new addition to the family? Check out these simple ways to help prevent your dog from becoming aggressive!: 1. Socialize Your Dog: If you just brought home a new puppy, the best thing to do is to introduce him or her to as many places, other dogs and people as possible! Assuming -->