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5 Ways to Prevent Burns in the Workplace

February 4, 2016

The first week of February is National Burn Awareness Week. Across the country, employers and employees are called to pay attention to fire hazards, burn prevention methods and general safety on the worksite. Thermal burns, chemical burns and electrical burns are very common in the workplace, but they can also be easily avoided. Below, are […]

Stay Safe Without Losing Your Cool | OHC

Stay Safe Without Losing Your Cool

August 11, 2015

Keeping cool is especially important in the scorching summer heat, and all of your protective equipment can really weigh you down. But before you start neglecting your personal safety, check out this gear to keep you cool and keep you working.   Cooling Towel Wrapping a cooling towel around your neck will not only keep […]

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite | OHC

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite

July 13, 2015

Workers, especially those that work outside, are at a higher risk for heat illness and exhaustion during the summer months. Proper hydration, rest, and some other preventive measures will keep you safe while on the job. Check out our tips to keep safe while soaking up the sun:   1. The recommended daily intake of […]

Eye Wellness and Safety in the Workplace

March 4, 2015

Sight is one of our most valuable senses — especially when it comes to getting our jobs done right. However, sometimes the workplace can put this precious asset at risk. Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury, and nearly one million Americans have lost some of their sight due to a […]

National Burn Awareness Week

February 2, 2015

We are in the midst of National Burn Awareness Week, seven days dedicated to bring awareness to the hazards of burns, fires, and scalding. The focus of this first week in February is to make known the measures of preventing future burn and scalding incidents. Burns are among the worst injuries the human body can […]

Don’t Fall Victim to Workplace Stupid Mistakes

January 21, 2015

When we think about safety hazards on the job, our minds usually go to the scariest or biggest potential threats. But did you know that most injuries on a construction worksite are rarely caused by these bigger, daunting tasks? Actually, injuries are most often caused by the smaller tasks that we perform on a daily […]

Proper Use Of A Hard Hat. That’s Just Using Your Head.

November 14, 2014

We know that wearing a hard hat on the job is a no-brainer, but you might be surprised at the amount of occupational head injuries occur from the lack of wearing proper head protection. We want to make sure you’re protecting your most valuable asset, so here’s a quick refresher course on how to get […]

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standard Violations for Fiscal Year 2014

September 29, 2014

The top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2014 was presented by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs,  at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in San Diego, according to www.inddist.com. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. OHC has added […]

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