OSHA: Winter Weather Hazards for Workers

Winter presents a unique set of hazards for everyone who ventures out into the cold, but especially for workers who spend time on the roads and in the elements. Understanding potential hazards, as well as precautions that employers and employees should take can help keep workers safe despite the elements. 

Cyberattacks: What is the Price for Small Businesses?

Any individual or business can be the target of a cyberattack. But small businesses are especially at risk because they typically are not able to devote as many of their resources to security as larger businesses can. No matter how a cyberattack occurs, it can affect a business in several different ways. 

Fatigue at Work

We all have nights where we don’t get enough sleep but getting the proper amount of sleep every night is necessary for our physical, mental, and emotional health. When a lack of sleep becomes a regular part of your routine, you might be putting yourself in more danger than you realize as you are likely suffering from fatigue.

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Hours of Service for Drivers

The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released proposed changes to its rules pertaining to drivers’ hours of service. The proposed changes are intended to give drivers greater flexibility. See the full list of proposed changes here.

Heat Related Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Symptoms, and Treatment

Whether you are working outside, working out outside, or enjoying some fun in the sun, high temperatures, especially when coupled with high humidity and direct sunlight, can be extremely dangerous, potentially leading to illness, organ damage and even death. Keeping an eye out for symptoms and actively working to prevent overheating can help. 

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs): The Basics

To ensure a safe work environment for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, it’s important to monitor drive time and off-duty time. Without proper breaks and rest periods, drivers can easily become fatigued or distracted, potentially leading to delayed reaction times or dangerous driving situations. The final rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) is now in full effect.

Flood Insurance 101

Unfortunately, flooding is the most common type of natural disaster that occurs in the United States and, although some areas are ranked as low risk, floods can happen anywhere. Ensuring you have proper coverage in case of a flood is an essential component of protecting your home and your assets. Under most standard homeowners, renters, […]

Construction Safety: Trenching and Excavation

Trenching and excavation can be dangerous tasks and are one of the most hazardous types of work performed in construction. Due to the potential dangers, trenching and excavation have extensive safety requirements that should always be adhered to.