Archive For The “Safety” Category

Agriculture Safety Matters: Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids

By | April 22, 2014

Flammable and combustible liquids are present in many frequently used substances. Gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives, paints, waxes, and polishes may be highly flammable or combustible. And if used or stored improperly, these types of liquids can cause serious injury or death. To understand the dangers […]

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Home Matters: Swimming Pool Liability Precautions

By | March 10, 2014

Fun in the sun is even better when you have a swimming pool in your backyard to stay cool on hot, summer days. Despite all the entertainment that a swimming pool offers, there are also homeowner liabilities. To help you minimize your risk, we’ve gathered some safety tips to keep you in the know as […]

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Home Matters: Smoke Detector Maintenance

By | March 10, 2014

Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices you can install in your home to protect your personal belongings and your family. The good news is, they are inexpensive, too. Once you’ve installed smoke detectors, it is absolutely necessary to test them regularly to ensure that they will sound during a fire. After […]

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Auto Insights: Beware of Deer on the Road!

By | March 10, 2014

Staying safe on the road can be a challenge, especially when it involves an unexpected deer or other animal jumping across the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly one-quarter of all animal and vehicle crashes result in some form of bodily injury or vehicle damage. Whether you’re driving in the […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Reducing Falls During Floor Joist Installation and Decking

By | March 7, 2014

Installing floor joists and decking can be a dangerous task if precautions are not taken to prevent falls. It is important to protect workers engaged in “leading edge” work to ensure that they do not fall through openings to lower levels. Read on to learn about the risks associated with these jobs and ways to […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: The Best Footwear for Your Job

By | February 28, 2014

With all the equipment you may use to do your job, ensuring that your body is protected is extremely important in agriculture. This applies to every part of your body, especially your feet. Since you are often exposed to conditions that could potentially be hazardous to your feet, wearing safety footwear is essential in protecting […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: What to do in the Event of a Chemical Spill, Leak, or Explosion

By | February 28, 2014

You may come into contact or be exposed to hazardous chemicals throughout your work day, putting you at serious risk for injuries due to explosions. For this reason, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires worksites where hazardous chemicals are used to have an emergency action plan (EAP).  takes this requirement seriously, as employee […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: The Dos and Don’ts of Grain Augers

By | February 28, 2014

Though grain augers have made farming tasks much easier than manual grain handling, they are one of the main causes of injury and death in agribusiness. According to a study by North Dakota State University, grain augers cause more injuries and fatalities than any other piece of equipment in relation to the amount of time […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Personal Protective Equipment Matters

By | February 28, 2014

You know that agricultural work is particularly dangerous, but did you know that employees in agriculture have a risk of fatality that is more than double that of the average worker?   Engineering controls are the first line of defense against occupational injury and fatalities. However, these methods do not always offer the maximum protection […]

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Trucking Safety Matters: Hand-held Cell Phones are Dangerous . . . and Illegal

By | February 28, 2014

Effective Jan. 3, 2012, the Department of Transportation prohibits commercial motor vehicle operators with interstate authority from using hand-held mobile phones.   This restriction is designed to curb distractions for commercial truck and bus drivers: Driver distractions represented 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2009.   Banned Devices and Practices The use of hand-held […]

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