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Do I Have to Put Out Salt When it Snows? How Does Road Salt Work?

Do I Have to Put Out Salt When it Snows? How Does Road Salt Work?

| December 29, 2017

Generally speaking, the answer will depend on your local laws, but most snow-removal laws just require you to remove snow and ice buildup rather than requiring any specific method.  New York’s local law, for example, requires property owners or tenants to clean the snow and ice from the front of their properties, within a specified […]

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What are my heating obligations to my customers?

What are my heating obligations to my customers?

| December 29, 2017

It’s the middle of the winter and the weather is bad. (Right now, it’s 18 degrees out in New York City, where I’m writing from.) Heat is expensive, and you, a business owner, want to know just how much is required by law. In general, these requirements are set by state and local law, but […]

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What’s my Liability for Slips and Falls Due to Winter Weather?

What’s my Liability for Slips and Falls Due to Winter Weather?

| December 8, 2017

Winter is here! And with the holiday season comes the hazards of harsh winter weather. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, 42,840 people were injured on the job by ice, sleet or snow in 2014. So, what are your obligations as a business owner or landholder for those kinds of injuries on your […]

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Keeping Co-Workers Safe from Nail Gun Injuries

Keeping Co-Workers Safe from Nail Gun Injuries

| November 3, 2017

If you routinely use a nail gun at work, you should be aware of just how dangerous it can be if used improperly. Nail gun injuries send 37,000 people to emergency rooms each year, and these visits are not limited to those directly working with nail guns. OSHA estimates that about 1 in 10 nail […]

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3-Point Contact Labels Address Safety Concerns in Transportation Industry

3-Point Contact Labels Address Safety Concerns in Transportation Industry

| November 1, 2017

Falling or slipping from the truck while getting on or off is the most common cause of accidents among truckers. According to a study–spread over five years–by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, Canada, 50 percent of all injuries in trucking industry were a result of slips and falls. Such falls can lead to serious […]

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DoorBoss Signs: Portable, Lightweight Safety Barriers

DoorBoss Signs: Portable, Lightweight Safety Barriers

| August 29, 2017

It’s critical that both your staff and your guests understand the hazards that surround them. It’s even more important that untrained workers stay away from hazardous areas in your establishment. Safety signs are effective in doing this. However, language barriers and ambiguous warnings can cause workers to unwittingly walk into danger. Our DoorBoss Signs solve […]

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ConeBoss Signs: Practical Accessories for Improved Safety

ConeBoss Signs: Practical Accessories for Improved Safety

| July 3, 2017

The humble traffic cone is the Swiss Army knife of traffic control tools. How do you make something so useful even better? Our line of ConeBoss signs, which turn your safety cones into safety signs. ConeBoss Signs are heavy-duty plastic signs with a holder that fits snugly on top of any standard cone. You can […]

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Our Wise Pigs Bring Workers Together for a Safer Workplace

Our Wise Pigs Bring Workers Together for a Safer Workplace

| May 18, 2017

Every job site has its own priorities and deadlines. It’s easy to lose sight of safety in such circumstances. Effective communication and good teamwork is key to making the workplace safer and more efficient. Good teams are built by sharing information and trust. Open communication ensures workers keep an eye on hazards and report them […]

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Truss construction: What It Is and How to Warn Firefighters

Truss construction: What It Is and How to Warn Firefighters

| May 9, 2017

Lightweight truss construction is increasingly common in modern buildings. This type of construction is heavily reliant on prefabricated parts as opposed to being built on site, using long chords at top and bottom and webs to keep the arc in place. (About ⅔ of new commercial and residential construction uses truss construction.) While lightweight truss […]

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PPE signs come to your rescue at job sites

PPE signs come to your rescue at job sites

| March 28, 2017

The top 10 OSHA citations in 2016 included at least two violations for non-use of protective gear. Fall protection leading the list at # 1 and respiratory protection at #4. Year after year, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) remains a top concern for safety inspectors, necessitating more awareness among workers about PPE. Most workers don’t wear […]

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Say no to pesticide spraying effortlessly

Say no to pesticide spraying effortlessly

| March 23, 2017

EPA research shows that U.S. pesticide usage totaled over 1.1 billion pounds yearly in both 2011 and 2012. An obvious sector that uses these pesticides is agricultural farm lands and product residues. Most of the produce grown in farms today are sprayed with synthetic pesticides to deter insects and rodents, and prevent weeds from destroying […]

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