SAFE PESTICIDE HANDLING

Chemicals used to manage insects, rodents, weeds, molds and germs all have the potential to cause harm to workers. Pesticides come in different forms, including sprays, liquids, powders, granulates, baits and foggers. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in Hamilton, Ontario, offers the following advice to help mitigate the risks associated with using… Read More »

CELL PHONE SAFETY

Cell Phone Safety   DO CELLULAR PHONES CAUSE MORE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS? It’s common knowledge that the number one cause of work-related fatalities is vehicle accidents. Most companies have at least one truck, if not a whole fleet of vehicles, and their drivers face the hazards of the roadway day after day. Sometimes a trip ends… Read More »

COLD MEDICATION & DROWSINESS

COLD MEDICATION & DROWSINESS Cold and flu season is here again. Now is a good time for our annual warning about using over-the-counter cold and flu medications during work hours. Sometimes, cold remedies and work are not a good mix. The most common side effect of over-the counter cold and flu medicine is drowsiness, which… Read More »

CONTROLLING STRESS

Stress. Many of us are faced with it everyday, but we might not know how to deal with it. It is important to learn how to handle stress because it can affect our performance and relationships in our work and home. At work, stress can lead to distraction and cause an unfortunate accident. At home,… Read More »

WATER SAFETY – ON & OFF THE JOB

Whether you are working or enjoying recreational activities near water, the best water hazard insurance you can have is learning to swim and teaching your family to swim. You do not have to be a champion swimmer in order to save yourself in a water emergency. A simple stroke such as a dog paddle can… Read More »

Summer in the South! The Heat is ON!

WARNING: EXTREME HEAT IS COMING! Wow! What a scorcher! You knew it was going to be a hot day but with this humidity it has to be 105o F outside. You reach for that power tool to finish your job and start to feel lightheaded. It’s probably because you haven’t eaten much this morning. You can… Read More »

SUMMER IN THE SOUTH!!! WARNING: EXTREME HEAT IS COMING! Wow! What a scorcher! You knew it was going to be a hot day but with this humidity it has to be 105o F outside. You reach for that power tool to finish your job and start to feel lightheaded. It’s probably because you haven’t eaten much… Read More »