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Does your company need a safety program, but you don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to get the ball rolling. Hire the right people. Conduct background checks, reference checks, physical exams and drug screens.* Your hiring process should comply with local, state and federal laws. Train early. Safety training should be part… Read more »

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It is fairly obvious that safety and health hazards can exist on worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, where employees often are required to engage in strenuous manual labor. A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with… Read more »

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What is heat illness? The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade or air conditioning. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps… Read more »

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Providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace is critical to the wellbeing of your employees and the success of your business – but it is also the law. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), employers must provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or… Read more »