What You Didn’t Know About the Heat Index

In these relentless summer temperatures, safety is of course a primary concern. (For information about maintaining a safe workplace in the heat, and on recognizing and treating heat illnesses, see our May blog post.) It’s also important to plan properly, and if you’re like many people you check the forecast to see what kinds of […]

Help Emergency Personnel Help You

We spend a lot of time helping companies make their workplaces safer and helping their team members be better prepared for emergencies. In the age of remote and hybrid work, though, we also need to consider safety and emergency responses at home. Every second counts in an emergency, and that’s not when you want to […]

Beating the Heat: Summer Workplace Safety

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While many of us welcome the warmer temperatures at this time of year, summer heat presents a safety hazard in many workplaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stepped up their monitoring and enforcement of workplace hazards related to heat stress in recent years. We tend to think of construction sites as the […]

Spring Cleaning: Your First-Aid Kit

Here comes spring, when we look to clear out the clutter and start fresh. Closets, tool sheds, maybe even our vehicles are on the list for emptying and reorganizing. Here’s one more item for that list: your first aid kit, whether it’s in the workplace, at home or in your car or company vehicle. It’s […]

The Impact of Winter on Mental Health

Cold temperatures. Short days. Isolation. Many people struggle with the impact of winter on their mental well-being. The winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can cast a long shadow over mental health, affecting mood, energy levels, and overall outlook on life. There are several reasons why winter can have this effect on […]

Home for the Holidays? Winter Driving Safety

It’s the time of year when many of us travel by car to be with loved ones, and also when the weather turns cold and unpredictable. That combination can create some real problems, so let’s take a quick look at getting there safely over the holidays. Safety begins long before you leave, starting with making […]

Thankful for a Safe Holiday – Thanksgiving Safety Tips

It’s almost Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday when we gorge ourselves on food, football and family. It’s great to have a big crowd together to share a big meal, but in all that hubbub it’s easy to forget some safety basics. Here are a few tips for a safer holiday: There are more than twice […]

Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest?

You’ll often hear the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” used interchangeably. While they’re undeniably related, they’re not the same thing. A heart attack is a circulation issue, while cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. Let’s take a look at the differences: Heart attack A heart attack results from a physical blockage of an artery […]

Considerations for a Workplace AED Program

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According to the American Heart Association, there are some 400,000 sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events in the United States each year. Of those, roughly 120,000 occur in the workplace. This is why so many companies are launching automatic external defibrillator (AED) programs: again according to the AHA, an employee’s likelihood of surviving such an event […]

Grilling Safely

It’s summertime, and that means we fire up the barbecue grill … gas if we’re in a hurry, charcoal for those with a little more time. Unsurprisingly, summer is also the peak time for accidents and injuries from grills. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more grill fires happen in July than any other […]