New Year's Eve Safety

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebrating the coming New Year, and everyone wants to have a memorable night. Many people travel to visit family and friends during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Unfortunately, many car accidents happen…

Extension Cord Safety

Extension cords are the flexible electrical power cables used to make a power tool or device reach farther. Outdoor extension cords have jackets to protect against moisture, oils, other chemicals, or extreme temperature. Many different electrical…

Ergonomics in Construction

Construction is a very physically demanding occupation. Pulling, pushing, carrying heavy loads, digging, using heavy machinery, extreme weather conditions, repetitive jobs, materials handling, and other work hazards can all affect an employee’s…

Welding Safety

Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazard-ous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

Utility Knife Safety

Use of utility knives is very common in workplaces. They are designed to cut cardboard, wood, plastics, fibers, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, and other materials. A utility knife comes with a variety of lengths and styles so that it can be made…

Truck Safety

All industrial companies are required to have a written safety transportation policy to meet the DOT and OSHA transportation safety requirements. To maintain safe transportation practices, all employees must be trained and educated on safe driving…

Trenching and Excavation

Each year over 60 people are killed while working in and around trenches and excavations. Working in an unprotected trench or excavation can lead to death from becoming buried alive. In fact, this task is so hazardous that OSHA has identified…

Chinese Drywall

Drywall is a common building material made from gypsum based plaster. Defective drywall that was imported to the USA from China beginning in 2001 has caused health problems to many homeowners, according to the CDC. Contaminated drywall contains…

Three Point Ladder Technique

Ladders come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. They are very useful at many workplaces, and many workers use them each day. However, improper use of ladders can cause many serious injuries to those who use them at their routine job.…