Spring Cleaning for Safety Programs

Spring Cleaning for Safety Programs

According to OSHA, ” The main goal of safety and health programs is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers. The recommended practices use a proactive approach to managing workplace safety and health.” Having a good written…

Should Tourniquets Be Included in Workplace First Aid?

Should Tourniquets Be Included in Workplace First Aid?

Companies should strongly consider adding tourniquets to current first aid supplies.  This is a ‘recent’ change to thinking.  I clearly remember my instructors back when I took my EMT-Basic course in the early 90’s telling us: “tourniquets are a last resort, and you’ll probably never need one”.  Things have changed substantially as we learn more…

NEW ANSI Aerial Lift/MEWP Standard Changes

NEW ANSI Aerial Lift/MEWP Standard Changes

Aerial personnel lifts are widely used in nearly all industries.  No matter if you are in construction, manufacturing, municipal, or other industrial business sectors, aerial lifts have gained wide favor over ladders and scaffolds for a large number of tasks.  They are generally safer and faster than other forms of access to elevated work areas….