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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month!

| May 24, 2017

National Safety Month is just around the corner. Ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you is a vital issue that we want everyone to be aware of, whether that pertains to home safety, work safety, or safety on the road. During this month, our goal is to raise awareness to common safety and […]

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Record snow removal injuries call attention to proper safety measures

Record snow removal injuries call attention to proper safety measures

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

This winter has been undoubtedly brutal and, unsurprisingly, has led to an uptick in snow- and cold-related injuries among workers. Snow removal in particular has taken a serious toll on workers’ lives, calling attention to the need to revisit proper severe weather safety procedures. In Massachusetts, which has experienced the worst of the winter snowfall, two workers died while […]

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NIOSH tackles fatigue during disaster response

NIOSH tackles fatigue during disaster response

| March 5, 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new web-based training program that addresses one of the lesser-discussed threats facing emergency responders: sleep deprivation and fatigue. Any worker who gets less than seven to eight hours of sleep — the amount recommended for adults by the National Sleep Foundation — increases their personal […]

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A refresher: Scissor lift safety

A refresher: Scissor lift safety

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the construction industry, working at heights even as low as 6 feet can be a dangerous proposition, with falls ranking as the leading cause of worker deaths on construction sites. When compared to the deficiencies of a ladder, scissor lifts often provide enhanced safety and efficiency, but it’s important to remember that they have […]

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Can Michael Scott keep you safe at work?

Can Michael Scott keep you safe at work?

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Workplace safety is a concern in every office, not just on the construction sites and in the manufacturing plants where you find heavily regulated machinery and practices. While they’re not always as obvious or immediately threatening, the various pitfalls facing the typical office worker are lurking nonetheless — there are potential trips and falls, ergonomic injuries, and workplace violence […]

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Dangers of the desk job

Dangers of the desk job

| September 9, 2014

A climate-controlled office, your very own workstation, and a good work-conducive environment—what can possibly go wrong? That a corporate office is safer compared to an industrial workplace– that has hazardous equipment and chemicals around– is only a myth until safety issues are seen in close quarters. The comparatively convenient office’s environment has many hidden dangers […]

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The 5 things every employer should know about heat stress

The 5 things every employer should know about heat stress

| August 12, 2014

Summer is the time when outdoor workers — construction crews, farmhands, roofers, and pavers, to name a few — are right in the sun’s line of fire. This puts them at a higher risk of heat stress resulting in heat stroke, cramps, and rashes. Severe heat with humidity also makes them vulnerable to physical injuries (by […]

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Safety Check: which face masks should I use for home DIY?

Safety Check: which face masks should I use for home DIY?

| July 16, 2014

Summer is here and home-improvement is in high gear. But did you know that health officials recommend using particulate respirators during many basic home DIY projects? These masks cost less than $10 and offer protection against airborne particles that can contribute to immediate and long-term health problems – especially if you are prone to allergies […]

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Workplace safety success on social media

Workplace safety success on social media

| May 8, 2014

Here on the MySafetySign blog, we’ve discussed at length how to promote workplace health and safety systems, checks, and regulations, including our survey of EHS professionals. However, there’s another important realm of interaction that’s worth discussing. In this digital age, social networks are woven into the fabric of our daily lives, and it’s no different for […]

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Drive safe on the job: NSC launches distracted driving campaign

Drive safe on the job: NSC launches distracted driving campaign

| April 17, 2014

At any given moment, more than 600,000 drivers on the road are using a handheld cell phone. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 were injured in crashes due to distracted driving. To raise awareness about distracted driving behaviors and curb the high rate of fatalities caused by it, the National Safety Council (NSC) […]

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Surviving Christmas: Fire safety tips for the holidays

Surviving Christmas: Fire safety tips for the holidays

| December 19, 2013

Although fire safety is a perennial issue, Christmas is the time when a little extra precaution is recommended. That’s because everything that makes this holiday beautiful — candles, wreaths, outdoor lighting, chestnut-roasting — also makes it hazardous. Home fires are common (and preventable) during the holiday season. U.S. fire department responds to an average of […]

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