Keeping it Merry: Safety Tips for Traveling This Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is almost upon us to stuff our stomachs, and Christmas will follow soon after to stuff our stockings. It’s a time when you can at last spend some quality time with family and friends for longer than a lone...

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Workplace Safety: CPR Training Can Be a Lifesaver

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CPR—short for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation—is an emergency medical procedure used to help victims of cardiac arrest. CPR aims to restore circulation and keep victims alive until they can receive additional medical attention. The procedure is...

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Why Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace Matter

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Small and mid-sized business owners have legal, ethical and common-sense obligations to maintain safe work environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to provide a workplace free of known health and safety...

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Heat Stress in the Workplace: How to Prevent Harm

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Even though heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an average of 658 people die from exposure to extreme heat every year. Thousands more become ill while working in high...

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Don’t Force It: Avoiding Overexertion Injuries at Work

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Overexertion, a leading cause of workplace injury, accounts for about 25 percent of workers’ compensation claims every year. These injuries cost U.S. businesses $13.7 billion in 2018, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.

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Positive Safety Cultures: Why Every Business Should Build One

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When we discuss safety in the workplace, what comes to mind? Construction? Manufacturing? Transportation and Shipping? While some industries inherently have a greater safety risk than others, hazards exist in all workplaces, even your typical...

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Safe Workplaces Keep Workforces and Bottom Lines Healthy

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Providing a safe workplace is not only required by law; it’s the right thing to do and makes good business sense, too. Still, accidents happen. Workplace injuries hurt both employees and employers, in different ways. Physical well-being is the...

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Workplace Violence: Most Active Shooter Incidents Occur at Work

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Last Friday morning, on May 31, 2019, DeWayne Craddock informed his bosses via email he was resigning from his career as an engineer for Virginia Beach’s municipal government, where he tended the water and sewer system for the past 15 years. But...

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Tornado Preparedness in the Workplace: Keeping Employees Safe

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The past few weeks, the weather in the Midwest has been dominated by severe storms, including heavy downpours, flooding, large hail, strong winds, and damaging tornadoes. And what’s worse, it appears to just keep coming. Last week alone, dozens...

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Ask the Expert: What OSHA’s Big Budget Increase Means for Businesses

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After years of a relatively level budget and a gradual decline in compliance and safety and health officers, news broke earlier this month about a significant budget increase for OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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