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. 

Tracking Small Incidents Could Prevent Fatalities

  Often safety incidents on worksites are only tracked when the worst happens: a major injury or a fatality. But experts suggest that it is crucial to be tracking any and all incidents, from near misses to minor injuries, in an attempt to track potentially serious dangers before the worst happens.

Dogs in the Workplace

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, approximately 9 percent of U.S. employers allow their employees to bring their dogs to work every day. With this trend on the rise, many employers are wondering if allowing dogs into their workplace is right for them.