Category Archives: Safety

Preventing Distracted Driving

PREVENTING DISTRACTED DRIVING A recent study from the University of Minnesota found that talking on a cell phone while driving impairs one’s ability even more than driving while intoxicated. Talking on a cell phone and other forms of distracted driving pose a major hazard to everyone on the road. To minimize risks while driving: Do…
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Emergency Generator Safety

Emergency Generator Safety Did You Know? The capacity of a generator is calculated in watts. For instance, you may own a 2,000-watt generator. Therefore, if you have an appliance that requires 120 volts and uses 10 amps, the appliance will require 1,200 watts of power. By doing this calculation, you can determine what appliances can…
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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes Increase precautions when the temperature drops Temporary measures During extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures, increase thermostat settings to at least 60° F throughout the home to help ensure adequate temperatures are maintained in colder spots. Open bathroom or kitchen cabinet doors that run along outside walls so that warmer roam air can…
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OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers to report and record occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA current reporting and recordkeeping requirements became effective on Jan. 1, 2015. To comply with reporting requirements, employers must report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours, and any inpatient hospitalization, amputation or…
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Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection

Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating workplace safety standards and enforcing compliance with the OSH Act. OSHA enforces compliance with the OSH Act by conducting…
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