Distracted driving seems to be in the headlines every other day — and it can feel like we’ve heard it all 100 times before. Yes, texting and talking on your mobile while driving is bad. We get it. We even went out and bought hands-free devices. Isn’t that enough? We do live in a multi-tasking world, after all. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and other safety groups aren’t going to let us off that easy — not when 1 out of 10 fatal traffic accidents are caused by inattention behind the wheel...
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By: Jamie Wetherington | March 19, 2019
Just about every mother has imparted the warning, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” These words of wisdom don’t just apply to children at play; they ring true in the work environment as well. “Horseplay” on the job may lead to injuries and accidents — some even with deadly consequences. For example, any tool tossed at or toward a coworker has the potential to injure or possibly kill...
By: Jamie Wetherington | February 19, 2019
Let’s start with the basics. No matter what kind of company you work for and what its primary business activities are, you most likely have chemicals in your workplace. They might be housekeeping chemicals like floor cleaners and paints, maintenance chemicals like oils and lubricants, or process chemicals like acids or solvents used to manufacture a chemical product. You might find these chemical products under the sink in the breakroom, in a drum in a chemical storage cabinet, or on a table right in the middle of a workstation.…
By: Jamie Wetherington | January 24, 2019
Let’s review the new rule with fixed ladders in the workplace so to be sure employers can be aware to avoid citations and fines. With fixed ladders being widely used, historical data shows trends of accidents. BLS (Bureau of Labor and Statistics) has shown a rise in fall injuries from fixed ladder. So OHSA has mandated new rules that are changing the industry…
July 3, 2018
Let’s face it - roofs are the best protection from outdoor exposure. They protect families, children, and businesses, making regular roof maintenance a mandatory checklist item. But, unlike residential areas, commercial ones depend on roof maintenance as the primary source of their operations.
In other words, roof maintenance has many other benefits for commercial spaces. While a family can move to another flat or house while their roof is being repaired, a business can hardly continue its operations if their roof needs shingle replacements, repairs, gutter cleaning etc. It can also pose a safety hazard to employees. In general, this can cost a business thousands of dollars in lost productivity.
July 3, 2018
If you’re in the process of building a business or need a new roof put on your current business, both metal roofing and asphalt shingles are good options. However, both options don’t work well for everyone. Because people have different needs and budgets, while metal roofing may be the best option for some, asphalt shingles would be the better option for others. There are different costs, warranties and energy efficiency levels associated with both metal roofing and asphalt shingles. If you’re stuck between metal roofing and asphalt shingles, unable to decide which to use, here is handy guide to help you make your decision: