Entries by Tara Teepe

Fallen Power Lines

Fallen Power Lines Electrical power lines can fall due to car accidents, wind storms, pole failure, etc. Employees who are not properly trained in working with electrical lines should never touch fallen lines by hand or with any tools.  Your continued personal commitment to safety is the best way to avoid injuries from power lines […]

Lightning Safety

Lightning can be a dangerous aspect of mother nature during thunderstorms. Just in the United States, lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times and around 300 people are struck by lightning annually. Around 50 people per year, on average, have been killed by lightning strikes and many more suffer permanent injuries. Lightning should be considered […]

Heat Stroke

Workers that are required to work in hot environments for long periods of time are at risk of suffering heat illness. Heat illness occurs when the body is unable to maintain normal temperature in hot conditions. Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related health issue, and if left untreated can lead to death. Heat stroke […]

Hearing Protection and PPE

Ear plugs should be worn in production areas where they are required! There are no exceptions to this policy even for somebody just passing through one of these areas ear plugs are a requirement. Last year alone there were over 21,000 cases of hearing loss due to noise exposure in the work environment. For reasons […]

First Aid and CPR Training Requirements

While keeping workplaces safe and free of hazards is the priority, accidents do happen. It is important to have a first aid program where employees are properly trained to help an injured co-worker until professional help arrives. OSHA gives general industry employer responsibilities regarding medical services and first aid of injured/sick workers in 29 CFR […]

Fatigue On The Job

Generally, the word “fatigue” implies feeling tired, sleepy, loss of memory, increased errors in judgment, increased stress, and, poor decision making. Fatigue can be acute or chronic. Lack of sleep or short terms of heavy mental or physical work can cause acute fatigue. This can be relieved by resting or relaxing. Chronic fatigue, though the […]

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. The reason for this is because it is an odorless and tasteless gas. It could be present, and you would not know unless you had an air monitoring device or a CO alarm with you. Carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for hundreds of deaths per […]

Asphalt Fumes

Road construction crews are ramping up everywhere this time of year. Asphalt Fumes can be dangerous, and procedures should be in place to protect you and your workers. Asphalt is a black or brown, semi-solid or liquid mixture used for buildings, roofing, roads, and rubber. It can be hazardous to human health, as cited by […]