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Heat Illnesses: How to Recognize the Warning Signs & What to do

April 28, 2017

This time of year can be harsh on construction workers along the Gulf Coast. As temperatures begin to rise, so does their risks for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat illnesses can be deadly, but luckily with the right tools, heat illnesses can be prevented. OHC is joining the Alabama AGC (Associated General Contractors) for […]

Don’t Fall For It…

November 11, 2015

Updated June 19, 2017 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) remains the agency’s most cited safety standard to date. Falls are a common cause of serious injury and death in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, there were 350 fatal falls to a lower level […]

It’s Not too Late to Get a Flu Shot

October 2, 2015

Flu season is fast approaching. After last winter’s surprise strain of the virus, many people have lost confidence in flu vaccines. While we can understand having mixed feelings about getting a flu shot, it is still a great way to protect yourself from the virus. Health officials are also urging people to give the vaccine a […]

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 […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

March 24, 2015

March 23rd-27th is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), five days dedicated to preventing work zone fatalities by encouraging safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. Since its launch in 2000, this campaign has significantly reduced work-related fatalities, and this year’s theme is the exact same theme used fifteen years ago at its […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know About The New Federal Truck Driving Rules

December 22, 2014

Earlier this month, the Senate passed an amended bill introduced by Senator Susan Collins that will undo the July 2013 changes made to the federal rules for truck driver working hours. This new amendment that suspends these former rules will be in affect until October 1st while federal highway officials study traffic and drive patterns […]

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 […]

What Makes A Good Return To Work Program?

October 22, 2014

In the September issue of Safety and Health Magazine, Kyle Morrison wrote a great article on the issues related to creating, having, and implementing company Return-To-Work Programs and having employees return to work from an injury. Morrison writes, Successful programs can help lower employer costs, including workers’ compensation. We thought his information on creating a […]

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