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Winter time can be both beautiful and bothersome.  As we enter the last 4 or 5 weeks of winter time, it is important to be prepared for inclement weather conditions at your home.  Though there are thousands of ways to keep your home protected during winter, here are five ways to help keep your home free from hazards that winter weather can bring. READ MORE >>

Many workplaces invest heavily in safe work practices, but the risk of injury can still be high due to a less recognized factor: complacency. Even well-trained workers can become comfortable with job risks and get distracted from the task at hand. READ MORE >>

Hazard Labels: Environment Pictogram If you work with chemicals, it is important to know how to read the labels on containers and understand what the symbols mean. Labels provide important information about the chemicals you might be exposed to while doing your job – so pay attention to them. READ MORE >>

Interpreting Hazard Labels: Gas Cylinder Pictogram The chemicals you work with may be hazardous, and each can pose unique health and safety risks. For that reason, you should know the proper way to handle and store each chemical that you work with. READ MORE >>

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2017 there were 71 electrocution deaths and many more injuries from burns and electrical shocks. Some of the major electrical hazards you may be exposed to on a construction jobsite include: • Contact with overhead or buried power lines. READ MORE >>

Vehicles According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 75% of deaths from struck-by incidents involve heavy equipment. If you work around heavy equipment, you are at risk of being struck by moving objects, such as a backhoe arm, or becoming pinned against an immovable object, like a wall. READ MORE >>

As you take advantage of fall weather to work on projects around your home, pay special attention to these potential trouble spots: Clean out your gutters. Remove leaves and other debris from your gutters first by hand to get rid of the large particles, and then with a scraping tool and water hose before cold weather arrives. READ MORE >>

The construction industry’s “Fatal Four” (falls, struckby object, electrocutions, and caught-in) account for most worker deaths in the industry. If you are exposed to these hazards at work, you should know how to recognize them and what safe work practices can keep you injury-free. READ MORE >>

Buying a car can be a fun, but also intimidating experience.  While there are seemingly endless amounts of choices, how do you know which one is right for you and your family?  One of the first things people think about is cost.  How much will this vehicle cost me each month. READ MORE >>

Talking Trash: Don't Get Burned! Garbage is not just smelly; it can pose a real threat to facilities. If not handled properly, garbage can lead to a fire that can burn down an entire operation. In one case, a fire broke out in a metal dumpster on a loading dock. READ MORE >>

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